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Jumping on the non-English bandwagon [Nov. 30th, 2007|11:15 pm]
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ihasatardis

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Sadly, the vast majority of the conversations I've had in Russian class sounded exactly like this.

ETA: I forgot to mention this earlier, but I would like to express how enormously (and pleasantly) surprised I was to learn that roflbot supports cyrillic text in two or three of its fonts. Is for the win.
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[User Picture]From: widowparis
2007-12-01 06:55 am (UTC)

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IT IS SO TRUE!! That's all the ever happens in Russian class, ever. Except when we have to explain our majors for the thousandth time.

Srsly, this is made of win.
[User Picture]From: spoofmaster
2007-12-01 07:19 am (UTC)

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So it's not just my class!

Srsly, I think all future conversations were instantly doomed the moment we figured out how to say "I am a cat."
[User Picture]From: rathanylakan
2007-12-01 07:27 am (UTC)

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I <3 your icon so much.
[User Picture]From: spoofmaster
2007-12-01 07:30 am (UTC)

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From the moment I first saw Three, I knew it had to be done.
[User Picture]From: jetaimerai
2007-12-01 08:15 am (UTC)

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I don't know a bit of Russian, but it looks funny anyway. ;) I think it's Ten's expression at the end. I don't think that could ever NOT be funny.

(Though if anyone would like to post a translation, please do! :D)

Edited at 2007-12-01 08:16 am (UTC)
[User Picture]From: cosmic_llin
2007-12-01 08:21 am (UTC)

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Basically -
I don't understand!
O rly?
Ya rly.
No wai!

God, this cheers me up a bit about having so much Russian coursework to do...
[User Picture]From: spoofmaster
2007-12-01 08:42 am (UTC)

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Aargh, I know. Finals are in two weeks, and I can't even remember the verbs for eating anything other than breakfast. At least I'm getting some use out of it, y/y? Because macro-making is definitely a valid reason to learn an entire language. *shifty eyes*
[User Picture]From: spoofmaster
2007-12-01 08:44 am (UTC)

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Yeah, cosmic_llin's translation is right on (though the spelling is better in the actual macros because I didn't trust myself to be able to reproduce lolcats in Russian and still have it be comprehensible to anyone). Well, I guess it's not a literal translation, but it's what I meant.

Edited at 2007-12-01 08:47 am (UTC)
[User Picture]From: callmeromana
2007-12-01 09:29 am (UTC)

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I LOVE YOUR ICON.

PS. I'm Russian :)
[User Picture]From: spoofmaster
2007-12-01 11:31 pm (UTC)

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Thanks! It was one of the first ones I did with full animation.

How's my translation? I've only had one semester of Russian class. I don't suppose it'd be very easy to screw up "o rly, ya rly, no wai", though.
[User Picture]From: callmeromana
2007-12-02 12:17 pm (UTC)

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Very good :) I can't think of better one
[User Picture]From: dreamingahead
2007-12-01 10:50 am (UTC)

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LOL WIN. :D This comm has become pleasantly multi-lingual since I've last been here. I like it.
[User Picture]From: spoofmaster
2007-12-01 11:39 pm (UTC)

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I'm glad the modpost jogged the comm into multi-lingual mode, or I might never have gotten around to doing this....
[User Picture]From: cazthehobbit
2007-12-01 01:20 pm (UTC)

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Woez, I guessed that without even being able to read Cyrillic stuff!

ihasatardis, teaching the ignorant masses foreign languages! I may become multilingual just from reading this comm! :)

Edited at 2007-12-01 01:20 pm (UTC)
[User Picture]From: spoofmaster
2007-12-01 11:37 pm (UTC)

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Heeh! I was hoping people might be able to just guess it.
[User Picture]From: aurora_84
2007-12-01 01:48 pm (UTC)

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Heee! Macros in other languages are so great!
[User Picture]From: spoofmaster
2007-12-01 11:59 pm (UTC)

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I knooow! We should have done this multilingual outburst ages ago.
[User Picture]From: foxysquid
2007-12-01 03:22 pm (UTC)

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Hahaha, brilliant! The little "I don't understand" really makes it for me. Perfect.
[User Picture]From: spoofmaster
2007-12-01 11:57 pm (UTC)

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Heheheh, is a common phrase....
[User Picture]From: falltotry
2007-12-01 04:09 pm (UTC)

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holy shit.
"да, правда!" is probably the best thing ever. i might have to go around saying it ALL THE TIME. like, really, i don't know why it's so amazing, it just jumps out as "hai guyz, this is funny!" well done!

ps- the extent of my russian knowledge is such that without knowing this was an "o rly?" macro, the "no wai!" part would have flown right over my head. reading? totally fine. speaking? um, not so much :/ should get on that (again).
[User Picture]From: spoofmaster
2007-12-01 11:52 pm (UTC)

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I think my Russian teacher might have regretted teaching us "правда", because we quickly came to the conclusion that it was the only word we really needed to know. "правда?" "правда!" "не правда!" "правда!!"

We only just learned "не может быт" a week or two ago, but it's quickly come to be just as beloved as "правда." Anyway, I am, quite frankly, amazed at how much of a foreign language one can learn in just three or four months. College language courses are supposedly a lot harder than the ones in high school because they're so much faster, but honestly, high school Spanish bored me to tears precisely because we went over the same material so many times, and I just can't learn well when I'm bored. And now, of course, I can't even say one sentence in Spanish. I think I erased it from my brain out of spite.

Edited at 2007-12-01 11:55 pm (UTC)
[User Picture]From: marlburian
2007-12-03 06:54 pm (UTC)

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Очень Хорошо!!!

Made of WIN!!
I took all those years of Russian and I can barely remember it :(
[User Picture]From: spoofmaster
2007-12-03 07:27 pm (UTC)

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Awww...I'm kind of worried that'll happen to me later on, even though I'm considering making it my second major now. I know my mom's lost almost all of her Spanish.
[User Picture]From: danvolodar
2009-08-14 11:14 pm (UTC)

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Орлы? Ярлы. :D