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    щипка and щепка

    What is the difference between щипка and щепка?
    Government is like Fertilizer. A little is good, too much is a pile of crap.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheInterocitor View Post
    What is the difference between щипка and щепка?
    the first one is a -pinch-, like a pinch of salt
    the second one is a -sliver- like in got a sliver of wood in my finger.
    not the best explanation. because I had no coffee yet and my brain is not functioning 100%
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    Quote Originally Posted by Benedikt View Post
    the first one is a -pinch-, like a pinch of salt
    the second one is a -sliver- like in got a sliver of wood in my finger.
    not the best explanation. because I had no coffee yet and my brain is not functioning 100%
    A restaurant, then, could be called "щипка" like where you go to get a "pinch" to eat. And not "щепка" where you get a sliver...
    Government is like Fertilizer. A little is good, too much is a pile of crap.

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