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    Living here so long, I've put "the" in front of a city or two ,like, the Moscow.
    For some of us, our English is turning Ruslish.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Judge View Post
    Living here so long, I've put "the" in front of a city or two ,like, the Moscow.
    For some of us, our English is turning Ruslish.
    I'm forgetting English words, and I swear in Russian and English at the same time, my Russian friends think it's hilarious.
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    why should or would i do that?
    i was called or ask if i am - a Polak- , a Chech, from Finland, a German-. Only one person, she was often in Vienna, guessed rightly that i am from Austria.
    And even after 30 years here in Russia i still have my -German - accent. does not bother me. and whom it bothers ? I dont care either.
    comes someone clever and tells me -to go back where you come from-... i tell them -what cars are you driving? Japanese. or German, though THAT you cant afford. that's why you drive a crappy beat up Lada... most of the time that already shuts those clever boys up.. what TV do you have? japanese? washing machine? italian or German. Clothes? Chinese crappy ones from the second hand shop... with certain kind of people i just dont try or bother anymore. and they get it back in return, twice as fast...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Benedikt View Post
    why should or would i do that?
    i was called or ask if i am - a Polak- , a Chech, from Finland, a German-. Only one person, she was often in Vienna, guessed rightly that i am from Austria.
    And even after 30 years here in Russia i still have my -German - accent. does not bother me. and whom it bothers ? I dont care either.
    comes someone clever and tells me -to go back where you come from-... i tell them -what cars are you driving? Japanese. or German, though THAT you cant afford. that's why you drive a crappy beat up Lada... most of the time that already shuts those clever boys up.. what TV do you have? japanese? washing machine? italian or German. Clothes? Chinese crappy ones from the second hand shop... with certain kind of people i just dont try or bother anymore. and they get it back in return, twice as fast...
    I'm in a similar boat. Like you, here 30 years plus. Speaking Russian all the time is one reason I stay, always learning new words and phrases. Got to admit, I love the Russian language. Started studying it in high school in 1968. Had a Russian teacher who really inspired us, and made us work very hard, rare at a US high school. Became a die hard Russian language fan way back then. Was a socialist, as was my Russian teacher, until I was 16. My friends and family thought I had a screw loose. Probably right.

    Nevertheless, I still have an American accent. I have been able from time to time to have no accent at all, but day to day, people ask, where I'm from.

    My wife and I sometimes combine English and Russian when we talk but mostly, she speaks just Russian and I go back and forth.

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