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What you can’t do in Russia?

Written by Admin on 26.12.2019

If you have some experience in learning foreign languages, you might have noticed that simply translating words with the help of a dictionary from one language into another often doesn’t work. And it’s not just because of grammar (which is obviously important i n case of Russian, but also because different languages structure the reality, form and express concepts in different ways, as the Theory of linguistic relativity (originally called the Sapir-Worf hypothesis) suggests. Some examples are simple and obvious: in Russian we don’t say “at 3 in the morning”,…