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миродержец

Ссылка на сообщение 27 июня 2011 г. 13:46  
Орион I am not so sure that Harry Potter is the best read for somebody who is not already quite comfortable with the language. There is a lot of descriptions, not so many dialogues, even the realities are — by nature of the book — often "medieval". Something closer to current realities might be better for a starter.
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философ

Ссылка на сообщение 28 июня 2011 г. 14:17  
Aryan Maybe so, but on the other hand if we talk about fantastic literature, the realities would anyway be either medieval, futuristic or scientistic)


миродержец

Ссылка на сообщение 28 июня 2011 г. 18:45  
Орион No doubt about that but still, scientific or even futuristic details might be easier for understanding than some medieval jargon — know that by experience. Once a friend of mine who tried reading a fantasy book in original asked me — in total bewilderment — why would a knight need a charger? :-)))
Naturally, she only knew the modern meaning of the word.
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магистр

Ссылка на сообщение 28 июня 2011 г. 19:16  
I do not trust the result of this poll


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Ссылка на сообщение 29 июня 2011 г. 23:55  

цитата urchin1

I do not trust the result of this poll

Why? In detail, please...


магистр

Ссылка на сообщение 30 июня 2011 г. 15:43  
When I have a choice I go for the English one)
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Ссылка на сообщение 30 июня 2011 г. 16:17  

цитата

How often do you read books in English


Depends on the type of the books in question. If we speak of artistic literature (which, I suppose, is the case), then my answer is "never". English is my working language. I read that much in English doing my day-to-day work that it would just drive me crazy if I had to read some fiction in this language too.

Btw, I serously doubt that anyone not living or being otherwise immersed in an English-speaking environment (ideally since being a child) is capable of appreciating and grasping an artistic English text to the full extent. Except for professional translators perhaps ;-)
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миродержец

Ссылка на сообщение 30 июня 2011 г. 18:09  

цитата Alter Ego

w, I serously doubt that anyone not living or being otherwise immersed in an English-speaking environment (ideally since being a child) is capable of appreciating and grasping an artistic English text to the full extent.

Right you are! ARTISTIC literature is a great problem, indeed. Fiction is much simpler. :-)))
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Ссылка на сообщение 30 июня 2011 г. 18:15  

цитата Alter Ego

capable of appreciating and grasping an artistic English text to the full extent

But it's great thing trying to!


миродержец

Ссылка на сообщение 1 июля 2011 г. 02:33  

цитата mischmisch

ARTISTIC literature is a great problem, indeed.
:beer: luckily I must have missed that one! :-)))
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Know when to fold 'em Know when to walk away Know when to run.." The Gambler


гранд-мастер

Ссылка на сообщение 4 июля 2011 г. 09:41  
Sometimes.
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новичок

Ссылка на сообщение 26 июля 2011 г. 19:36  
I've set a tick into first square for I love american/english SciFi. Though russian writers I read in Russian, of course.
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by some sacrificial art or the keenness of your wits? No. See the blood on the bits.


магистр

Ссылка на сообщение 27 июля 2011 г. 15:07  
Not very often, but more or less periodically. And only in digital, since real books in English are usually way too expensive.


миродержец

Ссылка на сообщение 3 августа 2011 г. 20:05  
Only the books which not translated yet. Finally managed to read D. Lodge'd "Thinks..", though it was not so easy! :-D
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Ссылка на сообщение 7 августа 2011 г. 11:42  
I like my eyes, so i prefer to read some books only in english. For example, Warhammer 40K novels, codexes and short-stories. And i agree with the previous speaker, i had to read last part of the First Law in English c:
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Ссылка на сообщение 15 августа 2011 г. 17:18  

цитата Alter Ego

I serously doubt that anyone not living or being otherwise immersed in an English-speaking environment (ideally since being a child) is capable of appreciating and grasping an artistic English text to the full extent.

The keywords here are the full extent. Though if you are not a perfectionist, enjoy it to the partial extent. I did so when I was reading Shakespeare's Sonets. I doubt I could understand every author's nuance however I bet I understood more than if I had read only Marshak's translations.
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новичок

Ссылка на сообщение 19 августа 2011 г. 22:48  
Hello everyone!

цитата HOOSH

The keywords here are the full extent. Though if you are not a perfectionist, enjoy it to the partial extent. I did so when I was reading Shakespeare's Sonets. I doubt I could understand every author's nuance however I bet I understood more than if I had read only Marshak's translations.


I absolutely agree with that. The books, even the movies I prefer in original english. Kind of a dumb translations some times brings nothing just the personal vision of the translator. But there is no clue if I can't get it in english. Time ago I tried to read a few translations of the russian authors to english. That was lot of fun really.:-)))
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In any case very nice try about the english part of the forum. But still as I can understand all the posts are from the native russians.:-)


миродержец

Ссылка на сообщение 8 сентября 2011 г. 00:09  
I can read books on english but i prefer to read books on russian. If it`s a kind of worthfool book, for sure.
(a few days ago i found that i`d read a short story on spanish: with a dictionary but it`s pretty cool too)8-)).
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миродержец

Ссылка на сообщение 8 сентября 2011 г. 00:10  
But movie i prefer to watch on an original language with subs. Dub isn`t rather good often.
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миродержец

Ссылка на сообщение 8 сентября 2011 г. 01:52  

цитата kim the alien

Dub isn`t rather good often.
Dub is pretty horrible more often than not :-)))
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Know when to fold 'em Know when to walk away Know when to run.." The Gambler
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