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LiamRowe
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Hi all, it's hard to explain the context here but in short, if one wanted to say for example;

  • "I'm an administrator for the Rachmaninov Society" would it be "Я администратор в Рахманиновском обществе" Or "Я администратор в рахманиновское общество". I find the grammar somewhat confusing.

Thanks in advance.

2 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/staplesnout
staplesnout
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Я администратор в Рахманиновском обществе. (I'm an administrator in the Rachmaninov Society)

Где? (Where? - location) - Предложный падеж (Prepositional case)

But: Я иду в Рахманиновское общество. (I am going to Rachmaninov Society)

Куда? (Where to - destination) - Винительный падеж (Accusative)

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/LiamRowe
LiamRowe
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Thank you! I wasn't sure about whether to use в or для, so you've answered my question :)

2 years ago

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staplesnout
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May I ask you an offtopic question: was it just an example or are you really connected to the world of music? :)

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/LiamRowe
LiamRowe
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I am genuinely an admin for the Rachmaninoff Network, and the Facebook Rachmaninoff Society :) How about you?

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/staplesnout
staplesnout
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I am only a concert goer, cd collector and amateur recorder player :) But it is always great to meet people who are seriously dedicated to classical music.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/LiamRowe
LiamRowe
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No way.. what sort of concerts? Here in England the numbers of concert goers is dwindling by the day, it's rare to encounter anybody who attends such things. I love them :)

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/bonapard
bonapard
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It'd be sooner: ''Я администратор в обществе им. (имени) Рахманинова'' or ''Я администратор в Рахманиновском обществе''

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/LiamRowe
LiamRowe
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Great thanks for the confirmation :D

2 years ago

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staplesnout
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I don't think that "имени" is appropriate here, because the society is not just named after him (like a school would be), but its activity is directly connected to him.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/bonapard
bonapard
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May be. I don't dare to dispute here, because it isn't clear what exactly the society is.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/LiamRowe
LiamRowe
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I should have explained, the "Rachmaninoff Society" is an actual established group. Thanks anyway :)

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/bonapard
bonapard
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You're welcome. I've googled it now in a Russian part of internet and may confirm that the organization is called ''Рахманиновское общество".

1 year ago