Category: "Cherez"

Через (часть пятая)

October 27th, 2009
Now here's where the preposition через gets really, really interesting. Observe the following interaction and its translation. The context is a conversation that occurs in a subway car between two subway stops. — Мне нужен «Дом книги». Мне выйти… more »

Через (часть четвёртая)

October 22nd, 2009
Here's where the preposition через starts to get interesting. It can be used in the context where in English we use the phrase “every other”: — Вы каждый день бегаете утром? — Нет, только через день “Do you go running every morning?” “No, only… more »

Через (часть третья)

October 19th, 2009
Another meaning of через is “in” in the sense of “time period at the end of which something will happen.” In this sense it also takes the accusative case. Добыча нефти начнётся через два дня. (adapted from this source) Petroleum extraction will… more »

Через (часть вторая)

October 16th, 2009
Another basic meaning of the word через is “across.” Again it is complemented by the accusative case: Миша с Таней перешли через улицу. Misha and Tanya went across the street. Смотри! Ваня уже переплыл через реку. Look! Ivan has already swum… more »

Через (часть первая)

October 14th, 2009
The most basic meaning of the word через is “through” in the sense of physically going through something. It is a preposition that is complemented by the accusative case: Грузинские зэки пытались уйти на свободу через тоннель. (source) Georgian… more »