https://www.duolingo.com/profile/NM168

Russian Tree Complete! And favorite sentences.

The past two summers I have completed skill trees (German and Dutch) and today I finished the Russian tree. Last year I shared some sentences I thought were funny and this year I've decided to do the same, but include my other favorite sentences that aren't meant to be funny.

  1. он выстрелил себе в ногу. (He shot himself in the foot.)
  2. Кто будет защищать наш город от драконов. (Who will defend our city from dragons.
  3. она украла около ста телефонов. (She stole almost 100 telephones.)
  4. Тебя опять арестовали. (Were you arrested again?) I really wish that this sentence had been recorded with sarcasm.

Of course there are many others I'd like to include, but I've forgotten what they are. When I come across them in skill strengthening I'll be sure to add them in. I've decided to make this my own Duolingo tradition. Look for my favorite Romanian sentences next year (if the course has been released).

пока!

July 20, 2016

23 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/A_User

Поздравляю! Another favourite sentence: "You must choose: Cake or death!"

July 20, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/NM168

I do remember that sentence, it is a good one.

July 20, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/flootzavut

LOL I literally just returned to this thread to add this one - great minds?

August 6, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Zzzzz...

Congratulations! I did not realise that dragons were such a problem in Russia. :)

July 20, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/arcusimpetus

The Russia-China border is quite big.

July 20, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Theron126

Yeah, but dragons are good guys in China.

July 20, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/amaratea

you have no idea...

July 20, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Theron126

Congratulations! Your flag seems a little bit messed up though... :-)

I think "около" is more "about" than "almost" here.

July 20, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/thekatmorgan

Yes it is, at least thats what it means in this context in Polish- roughly/about

July 20, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Jannelies1

This is so funny! I'm still working on the Russian tree and I haven't seen these sentences. Could you also please mention some of the funniest sentences in Dutch, please?

July 20, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/NM168

Here's the link to my previous post with the Dutch sentences. And be sure to look down in the comments, I think there are some there as well. https://www.duolingo.com/comment/9822058

July 20, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Jannelies1

Thank you, I've read the post and commented ;-)

July 21, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Gwenci

My personal favourites are "De snelheid van ons omaatje is bijna niet te geloven" and "Haar kaas is mijn kaas" (kinda reminiscent of "mi casa es su casa" but with Dutch flavour :p).

July 20, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Jannelies1

That is really hilarious! Thank you!

July 21, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Christy60006

Having just recently finished the Russian tree myself, I love this! Haha! I got that dragon question, too. I found the whole history unit so funny.....so fixed on dragons, spears, and shields! :) Congratulations! Russian was very tough for me. Great accomplishment!

July 20, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/flootzavut

Мои поздравления! My favourite sentences in Russian were:

Волшебник никогда не опаздывает. (A wizard is never late.)
Кот не найдёт мясо в холодильнике, он ведь не очень умный. (The cat won't find meat in the fridge; it isn't that smart, after all.)

July 21, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Zdravstvuytye

ПОЗДРАВЛЯЮ ТОВАРИЩ

July 20, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/impulsief

Russian is very suitable to tell the troubles and bad moments, i love that language

July 21, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Viicky_Cooper

Congratulations!!!!!! i'm really anxious to finish my tree too!! Also i love your idea, i think i'm gonna start my own collection of weird phases, like don't get me wrong, i love duolingo, but there are some sentences that i'll never find a situation to use.

July 23, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/flootzavut

I just rediscovered my "Hey I finished!" post and stumbled across a sentence I'd totally forgotten: Вы должны выбрать: торт или смерть! :D

August 6, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Cesarfeliix_

Удивительно.

July 20, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/akshan

Мои поздравления! Надеюсь, что этот курс только начало, и русский язык вы не забудете) Удачи!

July 20, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Djenthallman

Поздравляю и желаю дальнейших успехов в изучении!

July 21, 2016
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