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A different type of thinking: 17 mistakes of Russian-speaking people in English

Many of us have been studying English for several years. But it is not given to everyone, because we forget one big secret: communication in a foreign language implies a different way of thinking. And to learn English well, you need to change your mindset. Otherwise, you will make annoying mistakes over and over again.

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В AdMe.ru made a list of 17 errors that Russian-speaking people in English most often make because of a different type of thinking. These flaws are found in the speech of even very competent cadets. Ready to test yourself?

1. Expression too bad

There are phrases in English that cannot be translated verbatim. You just need to remember the correct meaning and use cases.

  • It contains too bad that you have to leave the party so early. “What a pity you have to leave the party so early.”

2. The expression "I agree"

Agree is a verb. Therefore, no am is needed before it.

  • I agree with Mary that we should work harder. “I agree with Mary that we need to work harder.”

3. How to say "I'm scared / I'm scared"?

Scared is a word that answers the question “what?”, So you need to put the verb to be before it. If you say I scared, it means: “I scared someone myself” (in the past tense). Compare:

  • When I was a child, I was scared of our neighbor's dog. - When I was little, I was afraid of a neighbor's dog.
  • - Mary, what happened on your Halloween Party yesterday?

- Oh, nothing. I just scared everybody to death with my costume.

“Mary, what happened yesterday at your Halloween party?”

- Oh, nothing special. I just scared everyone to death with my costume.

The word "money" in Russian is a plural. But in English, the word money is always in the singular, so we use the singular verbs with it: is, was, has, etc.

  • He thinks that money is the most important thing for everybody. - He thinks that money is the most important thing for every person.

Even if you have indicated a sum of money (€ 3, $ 10, 500 rubles, etc.), it will still be in the singular:

  • $ 5 isn 't enough to buy this T-shirt. - $ 5 is not enough to buy this t-shirt.

5. Plural of the word person

People is the plural of the word person. This is an exception to the rule, and therefore it must be remembered.

  • A lot of people agreed with him at the meeting. - At the meeting, many people agreed with him.
  • There are only 3 people who stayed in the village. - Only 3 people remained in the village.

6. Enough old or old enough?

The word enough is always worth it after adjective in English. For example:

  • I am old enough to make my own decisions. “I'm old enough to make my own decisions.”
  • Is he good enough to cope with it? “Is he good enough to handle this?”
7. How to say “please” in response to gratitude?

Please is used only when we ask a person for something to make our request more polite.

  • - can you please open the window?
    - Yes, sure
    - Thank you.
    No problem“Can you please open the window?”
    - Yes of course.
    - Thank.
    - You are welcome.

8. The expression “reason why / reason why”

Just remember this established expression and always use it only like this:

  • The reason why I came here is because I want to apologize for my behavior. “The reason I came here is the desire to apologize for my behavior.”
  • The reason why he stays in town is his love for Mary. “His love for Mary is the reason he is still in town.”

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9. “He said that...”

What is a question word that can only appear at the beginning of a question. And if you want to combine direct and indirect speech, then you need that.

  • He said That he would pay for the trip. - He said he would pay for the trip.
10. What is dinner?

Dinner is not lunch, but dinner, even though our school curriculum can assure you otherwise. Be literate and do not succumb to this provocation!

  • We are having pork for Dinner tonight. “Tonight we'll have pork for dinner.”

11. Where to put very much?

Very much can only stand at the end of a sentence. This must be remembered!

I love you very much. - I love you very much.

Her words amused me very much. - Her words greatly surprised me.

12. I forgot the phone at home!

Forget / forgot - means "forget" in the sense of "do not remember some information": dates, numbers, events, people. And Leave / left in this case means "leave some thing somewhere."

  • What's your name again? Sorry i forgot it. - Excuse me, I forgot your name?
  • - Where are your headphones?
    - I left them at home.
    - Where are your headphones?
    “I forgot them at home.”
13. What does come again mean?

Come again is a phrase that a person uses if he didn’t hear you very well or understood:

  • - Would you like some tea?
    Come again?
    - How about having a cup of tea?
    - Oh, yes. Thanks.— Would you like some tea?
    - I'm sorry, what?
    “How about some tea?”
    “Of course, thank you.”

14. Convenient or comfortable?

Despite the fact that these two words are translated into Russian as “convenient,” there is a clear difference between them.

Comfortable refers to physical and emotional comfort when you are relaxed and nothing bothers you.

We use Convenient when we say that it saves us time, effort, does not contradict our plans and does not cause difficulties.

  • Oh, these new shoes are so comfortable, I walked in them all day and no blisters! “Oh, these new shoes are so comfortable: I went through them all day and didn’t rub any blisters!”
  • Would it be convenient for you if we meet on Friday and discuss this? “Will it be convenient for you to meet on Friday and discuss this?”

15. Call me by the phone or call me on the phone?

You just need to remember that when you call / write on some device or application, you need to use the preposition on.

  • Can you call me on the phone, please? “Can you call me, please?”
16. The expression “I'm bored”

Boring is “boring”; “One that makes you bored,” and bored is “bored”; "One who is bored." For example:

  • I didn't like this film. It was very long and boring. - I did not like this film, it was long and boring.
  • Hey jack i am a little bored tonight. How about going out somewhere? “Hi, Jack, I'm a little bored today.” How about going for a walk?

17. Do we add -s to comment and problem?

When using such words, we use only the singular. Despite the fact that in the Russian versions it is multiple: “no comment”, “no problem”.

  • The journalist felt personally offended when he got "no comment»As an answer. - This journalist was offended when he heard “no comment” as an answer to his question.
  • - Mike, thank you for helping me.
    - No problem, John.
    - Mike, thanks for the help.
    - No problem.

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