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ceigered



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PostPosted: Sun Mar 23, 2008 1:00 pm    Post subject: Mutual Intelligibility between Russian and Ukrainian Reply with quote

Ok guys heres an odd question on a Russian forum: Can Russians understand Ukrainian well? From what I know Ukrainians have good background knowledge in Russian but if I go to Russia speaking a kinda Surzhyk (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Surzhyk) blend of words will they look at me strange and ignore me?

I'm asking because after highschool I know I want to go to either Russia or Ukraine and I want to know what I need to do language wise beforehand.

All comments appreciated;
Ceige
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 23, 2008 8:26 pm    Post subject: Re: Mutual Intelligibility between Russian and Ukrainian Reply with quote

ceigered wrote:
Can Russians understand Ukrainian well?

No, they can't.

ceigered wrote:

From what I know Ukrainians have good background knowledge in Russian

Yes, they do.

ceigered wrote:

but if I go to Russia speaking a kinda Surzhyk blend of words will they look at me strange and ignore me?

Probably they won't.

Russian is spread out through many ex-USSR republics.
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ceigered



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PostPosted: Mon Mar 24, 2008 11:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks superpuper, I'll take note of that; I'll need to try harder with my russian then Razz.
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