all slavic languages

  1. Encolpius

    All Slavic languages: ladyfingers

    Hello, what do you call this, i.e. ladyfingers? And do you know the word with the adjective "children"? Czechs: dětské piškoty Slovenians (?): bebi piškoti Thanks.
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    All Slavic languages: Treatment of neurotrophic keratitis

    Hi everybody! Are these translations right? Thank you very much! Bulgarian: лечение на невротрофичен кератит Slovak: Liečba neurónové keratitídy Slovenian: Zdravljenje nevrotrofični keratitis
  3. Encolpius

    All Slavic languages: Italian

    Hello, I wonder if only Czech and Slovak use 4 different words in that case, English has only 1 word, how about your language? Thanks. Italian can mean (then the Czech/Slovak version) 1. Italian (adjective) = italský/taliansky 2. Italian (man) = Ital/Talian 3. Italian (woman) = Italka/Talianka...
  4. Encolpius

    All Slavic languages: skin and bones

    What do you call a very thin person? Czech: kost a kůže [bone+skin] Russian: кожа да кости [skin+bone] Thanks
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    All Slavic languages: The forests/mountains up there burn worse ("Gore gore gore gore" in BCS)

    How would you say this in your language? What I know so far: BCS: Gore gore gore gore Macedonian: Горите горе горат полошо / Gorite gore gorat pološo Bulgarian: Горите горе горят по-зле / Gorite gore gorjat po-zle (or is it по-лошо/po-lošo?) English: The forests up there burn worse
  6. sesperxes

    All Slavic languages: bless you vs cheers!

    Dear foreros, could we prepare this thread with expressions used after a sneeze vs before having alcohol? Is there any other specific expression wishing health? (after a burst of cough, after a hiccup, and so on). If I'm not wrong (please, correct me!), in Croatian there is "Na zdravlje!"...
  7. Encolpius

    All Slavic languages: marš

    Hello do you use the word "marš/марш" in that concrete sentence? Is the literal translation of that sentence idiomatic in your language as well? Thanks. Russian: Марш в свою комнату! (it is used by parents mainly)
  8. sesperxes

    All Slavic languages: How many lives do cats have?

    Dear foreros, I've learnt a Croatian expression that says "imati devet života kao mačka" and I'm surprised because in Latin languages (Spanish, Catalan, Italian, French and Portuguese, at least), cats have only SEVEN lifes since always. In Britain, cats have nine lives as well but, how many...
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    All Slavic languages: "To be born as Slav is gift from God"

    Hello, how do you say this sentence in your language? Thanks To be born as Slav is gift from God. Czech: Narodit se jako Slovan je dar od Boha.
  10. G

    all Slavic languages: *dê- = "do"?

    Hello, I read on another message board that there's a common Slavic root *dê- meaning "do" (and also, sometimes, "say"). Since my knowledge of Slavic is still deficient, I'm curious to know, what are the reflexes of *dê- in the modern (or otherwise attested) Slavic languages, and which of these...
  11. 123xyz

    All Slavic languages: Iti/ići (grem, gremo, etc.)

    I have encountered verb forms of the verb for to go such as "gremo", "grem", etc... From what I gather, they are forms of the verb "iti" in Slovenian, which is composed of different roots when fully conjugated. I also found "gremo" in the Croatian song "Padaj silo i nepravdo", although Croatian...
  12. F

    All Slavic languages: публицистика/publicistika, etc.

    Hi everyone, I was wondering what the best translation of the term публицистика (in Bulgarian and Russian) would be in English. This word seems to appear in all Slavic languages (publicistika in Czech, publicystyka in Polish, etc.) as well as in other languages (publicistikë in Albanian) but I...
  13. V

    All Slavic languages: no genders and no articles

    I apologize if I'm posting this in the wrong section, but I'd like to know if there a Slavic language that possess both no articles and no genders. Thanks.
  14. Encolpius

    All Slavic languages: tin soldiers

    Hello, how do you translate tin soldiers into your language? Thanks Czech: cínoví vojáčci Russian: Оловянные солдатики
  15. 涼宮

    All Slavic languages: Titles declension

    Good evening! When you are talking about a book, film or something's title, do you decline it? Or do you leave them in the nominative case? For instance: 1) I am reading ''The Little Prince'' (nominative or accusative because of 'read'?) 2) I've heard about ''The Red Riding Hood''. Thanks...
  16. G

    All Slavic languages: choose script

    MOD NOTE: Moved from HERE. Maybe "choose language" was a bad idea, since the program won't translate, it'll only transliterate given text from one script to another. For example Russian "Борис Ельцин, Владимир Путин, октябрьская революция" => Polish "Boris Jelcin, Władimir Putin, oktiaborskaja...
  17. G

    All Slavic languages: choose language

    This is what it's about: I'm working on a multi-Slavic script-to-script transliteration program and what I need right now is an accurate translation of the statement "choose language..." in each Slavic language. This is what I have so far: Belarusian: беларуская мова / ... Bosnian: bosanski...
  18. G

    Differences between "twin" languages

    My previous topic "Macedonian vs. Bulgarian, Czech vs. Slovak..." was deleted due to Multiple violations of our rule limiting quoted lyrics to four lines (due to copyright restrictions) I wasn't aware about. So I'm reopening the thread by taking into account the moderator's remarks for the...
  19. K

    All Slavic languages: на / na

    What's the origin of this word in terms of the meaning "take it"? Obviously it's extremely colloquial but how did this non-conjugatable, exclusively imperative verb arise?
  20. C

    Macedonian (and other South Slavic languages): Trojka, Dvojka etc.

    Hello I was wondering what type of numbers these are, dvojka trojka and how are they formed?
  21. T

    Croatian (BCS) and other Slavic languages: sigurno

    Hello! I seem to remember that sigurno means "certainly" in Croatian. Now, all of a sudden, I started wondering whether it might be a Romance loanword ultimately coming from the Latin word securus. Does anyone happen to know its etymology? Thank you! Martin
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    Slovak (and other Slavic languages): päťsto eury? (euro, evro, etc.)

    Zdravím, včera som pozrela Panelák a som si istá, že som počula jeden z hercov povedať päť sto eury. Nesludujem ten seriál veľmi, tak neviem ako sa volá ta postava, ale je to možné, že je východniar (jeho žena/partnerka určite je, ale on nemá taký silný prizvuk). Chcela by som sa spýtať, či to...
  23. S

    All Slavic languages: Путь/put/pot, etc.

    I've always found it odd that the word путь (way, road) is feminine in Ukrainian but masculine in Russian. Does anyone know the reason for this? Does this word exist in other Slavic languages and, if so, what gender is it?
  24. V

    All Slavic languages: phonemic vs. etymological orthography

    I was wondering how phonetic slavic languages are? I know serbian is 100% phonetic but what about Bulgarian, Russian, Czech,Polish?
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    All Slavic languages: Nouns with unusual endings

    I'd like to know how each Slavic language treats nouns with unusual endings such as foreign names, acronyms, abbreviations, etc. Do they decline or not? For example, it's very unusual for feminine nouns to end in "e" or "i" in the nominative case (Beyoncé, Britney). I've seen "Beyoncén otac" in...
  26. t.tellur

    All Slavic languages: Vocative for nouns ending with -ec

    Hello, I want to ask one thing. I am especially interested about languages which retained full vocative. Ukrainian, Polish and BCS (not Czech, since it's my native ;) ). Well, even those languages which got only some remnants of this case can write here. Do these Slavic languages have ending -če...
  27. K

    All Slavic languages: to/at the post office

    I would like to know how to say: to the post office and at the post office. for example Sandra is at the post office Sandra is going to the post office thanks in advance
  28. trosheniorasi

    All Slavic languages: Longest words

    Unlike German and Dutch, Slavic languages don't really stick words together so they do not have very long words. Which is the longest one in your language? In Bulgarian it is; "непротивоконституционствувателствувайте" (39 letters) , meaning "don't do things that go against the constitution".
  29. trosheniorasi

    All Slavic languages: Easiest non-Slavic language for Slavs

    Which non-Slavic language is the easiest for Slavic-speakers to learn?
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    All Slavic languages: Transliteration of "x" from Cyrillic

    MOD NOTE: Moved from THIS thread. Certainly not, as Slovak ‘snaha’ is a variant of ‘snaga’ (In Ukrainian, Slovak and Czech the older “g” was transformed into “h”), while the “h” used in Croatian is actually etymologically the same as Old Slavonic “х” as in Bulgarian “снаха”. Transliterating...
  31. K

    All Slavic languages: Inter-Slavic Isoglosses

    What are the main features that separate a Slavic language from all of the others? Do any of these distinctions run between languages, encompassing some dialects and not others? I know that such dialectal differences occur within BCS but what about other Slavic languages?
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    All Slavic languages: Bolter/решето

    Bolter (for a flour) Whether there is a musical tool with such name. What appearance it has. укр. ре́шето, болг. реше́то, сербохорв. решѐто, словен. rešétọ, чеш. řеšеtо, слвц. rеšеtо, польск. rzeszoto, в.-луж. ŕеšо, род. п. ŕеšеćа. The musical tool i Ukrainian - укр. ре́шето. Thanks.
  33. C

    Macedonian [and other Slavic languages]: -ka endings

    Hello I have a question about -ka endings on some words. I don't know if it only happens in Macedonian or not. Some words I've seen/heard it in is: Denes-ka Ovde-ka Onde-ka Negde-ka What does it mean? What is the difference between the word with and without it?
  34. 涼宮

    All Slavic languages: Want/need/like + pronoun + infinitive

    Good evening :) English is the only language I've seen so far that uses need/like/want + pronoun + infinitive whereas in many other languages the pattern is need/like/want + that + pronoun(if needed) + conjugated verb (may be in subjunctive, like romance languages) For example: a) I want you...
  35. Tassos

    All Slavic Languages - Diacritical Marks

    I notice that a lot of times BCS speakers from all three countries, omit the diacritical marks in internet texts (mainly youtube and newspaper article comments, forum postings of various types, sites with lyrics etc). I have to say that for me sometimes this is very frustrating. I am always...
  36. 涼宮

    All Slavic languages: Strike while the iron is hot

    Good evening everyone! To "strike while the iron is hot" means to take advantage of something while the moment is most appropriate. In Spanish there are many colorful/funny/interesting ways to say that, 2 of them: la ocasión la pintan calva (lit: the occasion is painted bald), ¡Atáscate ahora...
  37. Thomas1

    All Slavic languages: the more... the more...

    Hello, How would you translate this structure into your language please? What do its parts originally mean? Here are some sample sentences (you can change them a little if need be): [*=1]The more expensive, the better. [*=1]The more, the merrier. [*=1]The more people I know, the more I love...
  38. Linnets

    All Slavic languages: Ukrajna-Украйна

    Hi everyone, I'm forced to write in English since my knowledge of Slavic languages is very bad. Tha question is that: in Italian we used to call (the) Ukraine /u'kraina/ and not /u'kra'(j)ina/. Then someone said it was "wrong" and the "correct" pronunciation /ukra'(j)ina/ became more popular...
  39. D

    All Slavic Languages: Бог becomes Благо- in compounds?

    Hello. Does anyone know why бог becomes благо- when used adjectivally or in certain compounds? For example: благодаря , благословение, благой (a name), благовешчение, благороден, etc. Was the л lost at some point, or did it merge with the о to make an а somehow? Thanks!
  40. B

    All Slavic languages: říci, reći, reči, etc.

    MOD EDIT: Moved from HERE to enable English-language discussion of this verb in other Slavic languages. If you are interested the Czech present forms of říci (= reći) are: indicative: řku, řčeš, řče, řčeme, řčete, řkou; imperative: rci, rceme, rcete! transgressive: řka, řkouc, řkouce; However...
  41. S

    All Slavic languages: двоснастий/hermaphridite

    In the Ukrainian language there is a rare word двоснастий (dvosnastiy), гермафродит/hermaphrodite. How in other slavic languages? Thanks.
  42. T

    All Slavic languages: bistrica

    I don't know any Slav languages but I've recently been travelling in the Czech Republic, Slovenia and Croatia. Can someone please tell me what bistrica means? I saw it in compound names like Ilirska Bistrica but I couldn't find anything helpful on the internet. Thank you.
  43. Y

    South Slavic languages: 'Gora' vs. 'Planina'

    I speak very little of the Slavic languages. I am most familiar with Macedonian, although still not very good at it. I am wondering the difference between 'Gora' as in mountains, like Crna Gora, the Gora region of the Gorani people etc. and Planina, as in the Shar Planina and other mountain...
  44. C

    All Slavic languages: corn (maize - Zea mays)

    Hello I was wondering about this word, corn, in Macedonian is pčenka except from Bulgarian, every Slavic language has it as kukuruz or some other similar form of the word, even Latvian and Lithuanian have a similar form of the word, even Hungarian has something similar, so I was wondering if...
  45. A

    All Slavic languages: Именителен падеж от "свой.

    Използват ли се формите за именителен падеж на възвратното притежателно местоимение "свой" в славянските езици? Тъй като на български няма падежи, то въпросът се перифразира така "Използва ли се думата "своят" в българския език?"
  46. O

    All Slavic languages: diferencijacija po rodu u množini

    Zdravo svima! Svi znamo da u jezicima BCS grupe pridevi (odnosno participi i zamenice) imaju različite završetke u nominativu mn. u zavisnosti od roda: recimo veliki gradovi, velike države, velika carstva. Takve diferencijacije po rodu nema u bugarskom i ruskom (големи/велики градове, държави...
  47. P

    Kashubian / Sorbian languages

    Hello all! I'm working on an art project translating a short phrase into several world languages, and I would love to include Kashubian and one of the Sorbian langauges... I was wondering if any of you know, or know someone who knows any of these languages??? I'm working on a deadline so any...
  48. R

    All Slavic languages: stiletto (female shoes with high heels)

    In our russian the name is "шпильки". But how to name the word "stiletto" in other slavic languages? Write, please, if you know the names. Researching of our slavic languages it is interesting for me.
  49. O

    All Slavic languages: dupla, tripla ... negacija

    Zdravo svima! Koliko ja znam, "normalno" se negiraju u slovenskim jezicima svi elementi (glagol, zamenice, plilozi itd.) ako se negacija odnosi na svu rečenicu - evo primera na BCS ovde u postu br. 4. Sasvim je isti obrazac u bugarskom (iste rečenice kao Denisove, negativi su boldirani): 1...
  50. K

    All Slavic languages: Cyrillic vs. Latin alphabets

    Hi! This is my first post on this forum and I really hope that I'm posting this in the right place. However, I was wondering, as far as Slavic languages go, do you prefer the use of the Cyrillic or the Latin alphabet? I know that Cyrillic was specifically created to represent the sounds of...