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"Девочка тихо смеётся."

Translation:The girl laughs quietly.

November 8, 2016

17 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.)


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

Yes, that's fairly common!


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

And what is the word for "to smile"?


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

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

улы́бка - a smile


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

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


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

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


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.


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?


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

You can say "девочка беззвучно смеётся".


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

Interesting...беззвучно. Спасибо за ответ!


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

Sounds like a scene from a horror movie ^^'


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

I also feel “laughs softly” should be accepted


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Vale422499

I wrote exactly the suggested answer but it was not accepted ?!???

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