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Russian Audio Request

gizmo2012
22 Words / 5 Recordings / 9 Comments

машина серебряная а не желтая.
дом красный а не коричневый .
девочка высокая а не старая .
мужчина низкий а не молодой.

Recordings

  • а не ( recorded by akinootoko ), Russian

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  • а не ( recorded by Asteriafeas ), unspecified accent

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    машина серебряная, а не желтая.
    дом красный, а не коричневый .
    девушка молодая, а не старая .
    мужчина маленького роста, а не высокого.

  • а не ( recorded by Tativria ), English, Spanish, Portuguese

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  • а не ( recorded by karina_Riga ), standart Russian

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  • а не ( recorded by elena0207096 ), west siberian

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    машина серебряная а не желтая.
    дом красный а не коричневый .
    девочка высокая а не низкая .
    мужчина старый а не молодой.

Comments

akinootoko
Feb. 27, 2011

Hello! A couple of remarks...

Speaking about people, Russians don't say "низкий", but "маленький".

A comma should always be put down before the conjunction "а".

Дом красный, а не коричневый.

gizmo2012
Feb. 28, 2011

Thanks for the audio, but I was told that you do. Could it be a regional thing?

akinootoko
Feb. 28, 2011

I don't understand exactly your question.

If you are asking about short people, it is not a regional thing, it's bad translation on Livemocha.com.

low house = низкий дом
short man = невысокий/маленький мужчина
short wort = короткое слово

gizmo2012
Feb. 28, 2011

I was saying that someone from Russia told me they do in fact use низкий to describe people. I was wondering if this use changes in various parts of Russia.If you go on to the LingQ forum and look at "Very,very short lesson- can I still add it?" you can see someone who has corrected me.Thank you anway! Livemocha has a lot of bad translations.

akinootoko
Feb. 28, 2011

It's bad Russian. It can be understood, but it is not good. Maybe, some people in some regions say so. I never say.

gizmo2012
Feb. 28, 2011

Okay, thank you!

akinootoko
March 6, 2011

I was thinking up about your question.
I'd like to add that "низкий человек" might be translated as "mean man". But this is an old-fashion expression. It's a phrase from the 18-19th сentury. Maybe, it's the reason to avoid speaking this such a way.

Tati
Sept. 17, 2014

We rarely use 'низкий' talking about the height of a person. Mostly it's 'невысокий' like Akinootoko has said. On the contrary, if you add a suffix, you actually can use the word (at least I've seen it in books, maybe classics). "Старушка была низенькая".
By the way, "а не" usually opposes things, so you have to use opposites, Your examples with tall/old and young/short seem to me weird.

Tati
Sept. 17, 2014

I've just seen this was a very old discussion ;)