Greetings from Russia

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Greetings from Russia

by Petrovna » Thu Mar 02, 2017 9:11 am

Hello, everyone!) I am a newcomer here. I like cross stiching very much but I am not a very experienced person.
 
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Re: Greetings from Russia

by Serinde » Thu Mar 02, 2017 10:23 am

Welcome from the West of Scotland! :wave: Everyone starts as a beginner and we will enjoy helping you explore this wonderful hobby.
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Re: Greetings from Russia

by rcperryls » Thu Mar 02, 2017 12:49 pm

:wave: Hello and welcome to the forum from South Carolina!
Serinde wrote: Everyone starts as a beginner and we will enjoy helping you explore this wonderful hobby.
. Totally agree! Looking forward to getting to know you.

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Re: Greetings from Russia

by wendywombat » Thu Mar 02, 2017 1:18 pm

Welcome from SW France.

No worries about being a beginner...we'll help you along the learning curve! :D
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Re: Greetings from Russia

by Petrovna » Thu Mar 02, 2017 1:48 pm

Thank you for warm welcome :) I hope I'll learn fast. Don't mind my mistakes, please. Because I'm learning English as well.
 
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Re: Greetings from Russia

by rcperryls » Thu Mar 02, 2017 2:19 pm

So far, I'd say your English is pretty good. If I could speak a second language half as well (used to be good at Spanish, but that was so long ago it doesn't count) I would be delighted.

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Re: Greetings from Russia

by Petrovna » Thu Mar 02, 2017 3:06 pm

Thank you, Carole. :) I started to learn English at school at 2nd grade. We used to have good edicational system back in the USSR (If I can say so).
Unfortunately, my written English is much better than spoken. I studied German at University but I can say only a few phrases.
 
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Re: Greetings from Russia

by vanessanjf » Thu Mar 02, 2017 4:57 pm

Hello and welcome :wave:
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Re: Greetings from Russia

by karen4bells » Thu Mar 02, 2017 9:21 pm

:wave: Hello and welcome to the forum!! :D
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Re: Greetings from Russia

by Serinde » Mon Mar 06, 2017 7:47 am

Petrovna wrote:Thank you, Carole. :) I started to learn English at school at 2nd grade. We used to have good edicational system back in the USSR (If I can say so).
Unfortunately, my written English is much better than spoken. I studied German at University but I can say only a few phrases.



I started learning Russian in 7th grade (so I would have been 11, I guess). Loved the language. Our class even memorised a few poems by Pushkin, not that I can remember them now, of course -- that was when we weren't learning about tractor production or trying to figure out why the jokes in Krokodil magazine for children were funny -- some things don't translate, I guess. :D So your English is excellent. The fun thing about the forum is that you are going to learn how "real" people speak (or write, I suppose), rather than all that formal book stuff.
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Re: Greetings from Russia

by Petrovna » Thu Mar 09, 2017 6:56 pm

Serinde wrote:why the jokes in Krokodil magazine for children were funny -- some things don't translate, I guess

I agree. Such jokes are often based on pun (playing with words?). You can translate the words but you will lose the fun. Sometimes it happens to English jokes when you translate them into Russian.
By the way, can you translate the word "subbotnik"? :)
 
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Re: Greetings from Russia

by richardandtracy » Fri Mar 10, 2017 10:00 am

Welcome to the Forum.

It always amazes me how good some people are at languages. My brother is fluent in Spanish - but then he should be, having lived in Madrid for 25 years.
I have no aptitude for languages at all, and found when I was in France when future President Hollande was trying to be elected and was in a debate with then President Sarkozy, that I could not understand a word of what they said on the television. However, much to my surprise, I could read their subtitles as fast as they came up.

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Re: Greetings from Russia

by Lulu22 » Fri Mar 10, 2017 10:45 am

Hello welcome to the forum :wave:
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Re: Greetings from Russia

by CindyW » Wed Mar 15, 2017 12:03 am

Welcome to the forum! I hope to learn the differences in the patterns from Russia as opposed to what we have here in the United States.
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Re: Greetings from Russia

by kingfisher68 » Wed Mar 15, 2017 9:47 am

Hello & Welcome to the forum :)
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Re: Greetings from Russia

by Petrovna » Wed Mar 15, 2017 7:06 pm

CindyW wrote:Welcome to the forum! I hope to learn the differences in the patterns from Russia as opposed to what we have here in the United States.

What kind of differences do you mean? Sorry, I didn't get it(
 
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Re: Greetings from Russia

by CindyW » Wed Mar 15, 2017 9:29 pm

Petrovna wrote:
CindyW wrote:Welcome to the forum! I hope to learn the differences in the patterns from Russia as opposed to what we have here in the United States.

What kind of differences do you mean? Sorry, I didn't get it(

I know there were different designs and techniques I found in shops in Germany, and the UK. I thought perhaps we might learn new talents from Russia! :D
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Re: Greetings from Russia

by Squirrel » Wed Mar 15, 2017 11:57 pm

:wave: Hi and Welcome from me in lovely cool Brisbane it is great that you have joined us. What sort of designs do you like to stitch?
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Re: Greetings from Russia

by Petrovna » Thu Mar 16, 2017 1:04 pm

I can do simple cross stitches and back stitches. I have bought several designs from different Russian firms mainly "riolis". One picture I finished 10 years ago and the other 2 years ago. I am not very good at needlework but I want to learn :D
 
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Re: Greetings from Russia

by Serinde » Thu Mar 16, 2017 4:17 pm

Petrovna wrote:
Serinde wrote:why the jokes in Krokodil magazine for children were funny -- some things don't translate, I guess

I agree. Such jokes are often based on pun (playing with words?). You can translate the words but you will lose the fun. Sometimes it happens to English jokes when you translate them into Russian.
By the way, can you translate the word "subbotnik"? :)



Ha! That's one of those funny words that means about 10 different things, isn't it? :P It's not just a Saturday worker, or a volunteer (unpaid?), is it?
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