oh... i`m not sure i can speak English
i`d love to
i don`t know if i like exactly your LJ or it`s just something new for me - to speak English with a foreigner
it`s so unusual))
there are so much words in your LJ, it`s not easy to read them all
also i can`t say something that wouldn`t be off-topic
Oh, I'd love to chat with you if you want to work on your English! I promise your English is better then my Russian. ;)
do you know our Russian language a bit?:)
you know, I used to study English in the "American Language Center" here))
and the teachers there - they gave us topics to speak about and there was almost no Russian in the Center.
I really hope the teachers enjoyed it!:)
That's interesting! You'd think they'd give you a variety of topics to speak on.
And nope. I know htat something that sounds like "Sue-cah" is bitch in Russian, learned that from a girlfriend my Dad had years ago. She also brought a Russian scrabble game into the house that we still have somewhere. It'd be a cool skill to have, for sure.
I speak a very small amount of French.
Yap! +) "Suka" is "bitch" in Russian! +) Exactly! +) "Suka" also means "a female dog" in Russian +) Not even also, it`s the 1st (not negative) meaning of the word "suka" +) Is there a non-negative meaning for the word "bitch" in English? +) Spells like a "birch", but a bitch`s got no business with this tree, or does she? +)
Scrabble? Is it "Tetris"? Did she tell you the name of this game?
Oh yeah, that`s a very nice idea, let`s practice francois also! +) You know, I started reading Emile Zola`s "Germinal". I`m only in the beginning, but although it`s a Russian translated book, it`s a nice reason to think French! +)
The funny thing about the word "suka" in Russian is that there`s a town with a name Yokosuka in Japan, south of Tokyo. And this, read in Russian, means that John Lennon`s Japanese widow Yoko Ono is a bitch +))
Woohoo! Glad to see I wasn't too far off on bitch. Thank you! :) And bitch was originally referred to as a female dog in English too, but it's rarely used as that reference anymore. The derogatory version has taken precedence.
And scrabble's a word game, where you spell out words with 7 letters that you grab from a ba, and each of those letter tiles have a certain worth, and then depending on where you put them on the board you can get a double letter score, or a triple word score, etc. to bring your points higher.
And Yokosuka! LOL. Fair enough definition for her, as far as I'm concerned. ;) I'm not a big fan.
And man.. it's been sooo long since I've used French. You're much more fluent in English then I am in French, though I've got the accent down. lol
Do the English-speaking people have a special word for a female dog? Or you call of them "dogs" now no matter what`s their sex? We (Russians) have 3 words for a dog:
- Dog: sobaka
- Female dog: suka
- Male dog: kobel
"Kobel" is also a bit negative word, it`s sometimes used for men who change their girl-friends too often.
Even "sobaka" is sometimes (more rarely) used as a curse synonymous as "bitch", "bastard". You know, Russians may call "suka" even a bad man, but very more often it`s a word for women.
I know the game you talk about: it`s "Erudit", isn`t it?
I just laugh about Yokosuka, but I got NOTHING against Yoko Ono, she`s alright I think. (Maybe I don`t know something yacky about her.)
We gotta find some French LJ-users and find out if we understand them! +)
Generally we just call a dog, a dog, and then reference if it's a girl or boy dog with he or she.
I believe so! :)
I know she had an art installment last year or the year before where her and her friends ate a dog.. which I think is just vile. she creeps me out.
And that's a good plan. ;)
I suppose eating a dog was showing how vile is starting ANY war. Isn`t starting ANY war more vile than eating one dog, which the Koreans and the Chinese have for breakfast? Okay, you don`t like such ideas, but maybe you didn`t even understand it?
I think the thing that extreme sports (such as jumping with a parachute) and "dangerous photoes" with sharks and over the edge of an abyss became so fashionable isn`t less vile than eating just one dog: it causes (afraid, even FORCES now...) people (including models) risk their health, life, nerves... It`s seems so ugly to me! They may become paralysed for years if the backbone`s broken! It`s all advertised everywhere but it sucks much more than one more dog eaten!
Now, back to business: where do we start finding French friends?
Oh yes, we also call dogs "girls" and "boys" now since the previous words for them became being used as negative. But it cuts my ears (for this very reason).
Cuts ears... I mean I don`t like hearing it... It`s awful I think when Russian call dogs girls and boys. +)
we know what business do dogs got to the trees...
Can I send you one Russian song?)))))) (It`s got something to do with our topic, and also it`s a very good band, you might like this track!) By e-mail or through ICQ... (You can find my e-address, ICQ-# in my LJ-profile.)
Thank you for adding me to friend-list))
Oh, I'd like that! You can post it here too, if you want to use mega upload or something. :)
Otherwise my email is LJRandomposting@yahoo.com -- I don't have icq, I'm sorry.
Check out you e-mail-box (LJRandomposting@yahoo.com), I sent you this track! Hope you like it!