"Девочка тихо смеётся."

Translation:The girl laughs quietly.

November 8, 2016

16 Comments


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

Could you also say "The girl laughs softly." in English? (We do it in Dutch, so it sounds natural to me.)

July 12, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Elena878187

Yes, that's fairly common!

July 11, 2018

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

How about The girl is silently laughing? is that unusual way of saying it in English?

November 8, 2016

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

You could say 'silently laughing' in English, but it would not work as a translation for this Russian sentence.

November 9, 2016

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

So, how would you say that in Russian? Как правильно сказать «The girl is silently laughing» или «The girl laughs silently» по-русски?

December 30, 2016

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

You can say "девочка беззвучно смеётся".

December 30, 2016

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

Interesting...беззвучно. Спасибо за ответ!

December 31, 2016

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

And what is the word for "to smile"?

November 19, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/relox84

улыба́ться (imperf) / улыбну́ться (perf) - to smile

улы́бка - a smile

December 28, 2016

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

Да, конечно, now i remember! Thank you very much :)

January 5, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/RogerRivero0

How are you supposed to know when to use ''laugh'' and when to use ''giggle" or smile?

March 22, 2018

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

"To laugh" - "смеяться", "to giggle" - "хихикать", "to smile" - "улыбаться".

March 23, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/RogerRivero0

Thanks a lot. It clears things up. I had not seen хихикать before.

July 11, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Tesa203074

Sounds like a scene from a horror movie ^^'

October 25, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Wilhelm393905

This seems like it should follow "Я раздеваются".

May 18, 2017
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