macedonian

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    Articles in Macedonian and Bulgarian

    What is the significance of articles in Macedonian and Bulgarian? Correct me if I’m wrong, but these are the only Slavic languages that use some system of articles. Does anyone have any insight on how and why this system developed?
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    Macedonian: I help her

    Hey I have a question regarding the verb help. This verb sometimes uses a similar construction to English "I help her" - "Jas i pomagam" but other times it seems to resemble seќava with a "na" construction. Thanks in advance
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    Serbo-Croatian: nj, lj

    In Latin alphabet letters љ and њ are transliterated as lj and nj. Can't these letters also mean лj and нj ? Can in Serbian (and other Balcan languages) letter "j" be after "л" and "н"? Sorry for English
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    Macedonian: своj печат

    Hi everyone, I'm translating an apostille in Macedonian for a friend (am a speaker of Russian myself) and everything seems clear, except for this sentence: Снабден со печат на своj печат Normally this is rendered in English as "bears the seal/stamp of X," where X is the name of the...
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    Macedonian: to poop/to shit

    Hey What is the verb for "to poop" or "to shit"?. I am familiar with кења, but i think this is serbian. Thanks in advance!
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    Macedonian: to afford

    I've been having some trouble finding how to translate the word to afford. Google translate seems to use the word dozvoli (to allow), google translate however is rarely very accurate. Thanks in advance
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    Bulgarian/Macedonian -т in Sg. 3

    Old Church Slavonic had -т- in both Sg. 3 and Pl. 3 of the verbs in the Present tense: несетъ — несѫтъ сѣдитъ — сѣдѧтъ иматъ — имѫтъ Modern Standard Bulgarian and Macedonian show -т in the Plural but not in the Singular. Are there regional varieties where -т is present in both numbers and is...
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    Macedonian: fixed accent ?

    Hi, is it true, that in the Macedonian language there is a rule for a fixed accent, and it is: the most possible front syllable, but not frontier than the third syllable, counted backwords? Examples: жéна /2nd backwords/ демокрáциja /3rd backwords/ Now I have heard that rule, but it sounds...
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    Macedonian: нананазад

    Macedonian: Шест месеци нананазад е забележен постојан месечен пораст... How translated into Ukrainian, Russian, Spanish?
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    Macedonian Conjugation: повлијае

    Здраво на сите, Знае ли некој да ми каже како се менуваат во македонскиот свршените глаголи што завршуваат на „-ае“, како што се „повлијае“ и „соткае“? Имам проблеми со минато време, и определено и неопределено. Имено, не знам дали е: повлијаа или повлијае или повлија и повлијаал или повлијаел...
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    Macedonian: Urmino Pravino/Urmilo Pravilo (?)

    I have heard whispering in Macedonian, hoping someone can help me with English meaning Urmino Pravino or could have been Urmilo Pravilo
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    Macedonian -- translation of "деновиве"

    Здраво на сите, Би сакал да дознам како најточно се преведува зборот "деновиве" врз англиски. Еве извадок од една статија, којашто читав: "Општото лудило по фискални сметки започна деновиве откако Владата преку министерот за финансии Зоран Ставревски најави дека..." И исто сум видел "Повеќе...
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    Macedonian: Whose

    I have a question about the possesive pronouns. I am sort of familiar with чиј and it different variants. However, I seldom use them myselves and vary rarely do people around me use them aswell. I have however heard of на кого, which seem to have a similar function. A sentence I very recently...
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    Macedonian: џин

    Дали може некој да ми укаже од каде потекнува зборот „џин“? Очигледно не е домашен збор затоа што почнува на буквата „џ“. Згора на тоа, површински наликува на грчкиот збор „γίγας' и сè што произлегло од него во останатите јазици, како англискиот збор „giant“ или францускиот „géant“, но не знам...
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    Macedonian: важи

    I'm curious about the word важи, I dont know if this is typically Macedonian, but it is from Macedonians that I've heard it. It seems to mean something like "all right" or "ok" or perhaps "I see", like you agree or acknowledge something or someone. Am I wrong?
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    Macedonian: Foreign words

    Hello! I recently read an article on the Macedonian Wikipedia and noticed a lot of foreign words used for everyday expressions. Here are just a few of them: дефинитивно инсистирам комплетно конекција реинкарнација тестамент хендикепиран Тhen I read through random articles to see whether it's a...
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    Macedonian: definite forms

    Показните членски наставки се горе-долу продуктивни, но се прашувам дали може да се користат и со женски именски што завршуваат на согласка. Јас досега вакви облици многу ретко сум среќавал а и не ми звучат многу природно, но се сум сигурен дали е ова затоа што се неправилни или само затоа што...
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    Macedonian: plurals in "-еви"

    Некои машки именки коишто завршуваат на мека согласка го образуваат обликот за множина со помош на наставката „-еви“, a некои пак со помош на наставката „-ови“. Не гледам никакво објаснување за ваквата неправилност - јас би очекувал сите да ја користат наставката „-еви“. Така, не ми е јасно...
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    Macedonian: elision

    При образувањето на множински облици на именки од машки род, многу често се среќава испуштање на самогласката од последниот слог, како во следниве примери: метар>метари орел>орли палец>палци Меѓутоа, не ми е јасно дали ваквото испуштање се врши и кога станува збор за избројаната множина и...
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    Macedonian: со сиот ум

    In Macedonian, the phrase "со сиот ум" (or "со сиот памет") is used to emphasize that a particular thought or action is unreasonable and/or ridiculous, as in the following example: Со сиот памет се обиде да го исече кромидот со лажица. He tried to cut the onion with a spoon. However, I don't...
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    Macedonian: заљуби

    Се прашувам дали глаголот „заљуби“ може да се користи како неповратен, односно без заменката „се“ пред него. Досега го немам сретнато вака, но еве сега најдов пример во речник каде што стои сам, како што може да видите тука. Што мислите за ваквата употреба? Дали е важечка, застарена, својствена...
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    Macedonian: Make + adjective

    Hello Is it possible in Macedonian to use the verb make (pravi) + an adjective, similar to English. For example He made me mad - Toj me napravi lut. I have heard, "me naluti" which I believe has the same sort of meaning, only expressed in a different way. Thanks in advance
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    Macedonian: се расили

    Како би го превеле глаголот на англиски „се расили“, во смисла некој да добие поголема самодоверба или мотивација, особено придружена од извесна надменост? Пребарувајќи најдов глаголи како "encourage" или "embolden", ама некако ми се чини дека не го доловуваат значењето на македонскиот глагол во...
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    Macedonian: Blizu vs blisko

    Hey What is the difference between blizu and blisko (the adverb blisko not neuter adjective)? I think that blisko is often used with the preposition "do" such as "blisko do" something. Perhaps it is like the difference between "near" and "close (to)"?
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    Macedonian: Present Participle

    I think it is called present participle, "sitting bull" or "burning bush". "He entered the door, carrying a gun" (I think this is present participle) Is there something similar in Macedonian? I know that sitting bull, for some reason is called "bik koj sedi" (Bull who sits) would be a literal...
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    Macedonian: -ovi vs -a plurals

    What is the difference between denovi and dena. Does it work for every word, lebovi and leba, delovi and dela, nozhevi and nozha and so on. Thanks in advance
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    Macedonian: чврга

    Дали некој можеби знае како се преведува зборот „чврга“ на англиски? Досега сè уште не сум сретнал соодветен израз, па се прашувам дали и воопшто постои. Благодарам однапред
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    Macedonian: Thanks

    Hey I know that Thanks is фала, but if you want to use a verb like "I am thanking you for your help", do you just conjugate фала according to person (singular plural etc.) јас фалам, ти фалаш etc. Thanks in Advance
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    Bulgarian/Macedonian vs. Other Slavic Languages

    Are Bulgarian and Macedonian fundamentally different than all of the other Slavic languages grammar-wise? I'm familiar with all of the common differences with cases, tenses, verbs of motion, yada yada. However, do these differences give Bulgarian and Macedonian a different core structure than...
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    Macedonian: Pol vs Polovina

    Hello Can someone tell me the difference between Pol and polovina they both mean half if I have understood correctly, but they seem to be used differently.
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    Macedonian: Conditional Mood in Conditional Sentences

    Се прашувам дали има некаква разлика помеѓу условни реченици во коишто и зависната и независната реченица содржат глагол во условен начин и реченици во коишто само независната реченица содржи глагол во условен начин. Јас не можам да забележам некаква разлика во значењата, но можеби има некакво...
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    Macedonian: Subject Complement

    Како би се превел изразот „subject complement" на македонски, во смисла на именка или именска фраза што го преименува подметот, односно дава дополнителни податоци за него? На страница од Википедија го сретнав изразот „прирочка именка“ ама кога го побарав со пребарувач, не најдов ништо, па малку...
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    Macedonian: I used to...

    Hello How do you say this phrase in Macedonian, "I used to..." For example: "I used to eat butter, but I do not anymore" "I used to sleep late, but then I got a job" I think that you can use порано, it's not a direct translation but it has somewhat the same meaning, before or earlier...
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    Macedonian: make sure/see to it

    Hello Can someone help me with these two phrases, how would they be translated in macedonian? For example; Make sure you don't forget to put the money in the bank. See to it that you call me when you get home. Thanks.
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    Macedonian: si

    Hello Can someone tell me what is the meaning of the word si (not -you- are), but zemi si, si jade, si dojde I think the word comes up several times during a sentence and seems to be included in every sentence. I understand kupi si, which we have in swedish and in English too, buy...
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    Macedonian: Final devoicing

    Does standard Macedonian exhibit final devoicing of obstruents (and fricatives)? How about dialects? I'm asking because I was tempted to "fix" the Wikipedia entry on Darko Pančev: I haven't noticed it myself before, but then, my contact with Macedonian is rather limited. Concise...
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    Macedonian: сум-perfect

    I have some trouble with the сум perfect. How do you use it (is it usable?) when you have a object in mind. сум дошол; имам дојдено; дојден сум сум го видел; го имам видено; and finally виден го сум/ виден сум го. I suspect that the сум-perfect cannot be used like this. Help would be appreciated!
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    Macedonian: You are a person who is difficult to like.

    Hello I was wondering how yo say this sentence in Macedonian. I have a guess here: ти си човек што на кого му е тешко да му се допаѓаш but I don't think it is totally right. Thanks in advance for your help.
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    Macedonian: After/before I came/ate...

    Hello I want to know how would some of these sentences be translated to Macedonian. In English (and Swedish too) with the words before/after you can use the simple past. After I ate I went to bed. I went to bed before I ate. Before I came home... Posle/Po jadev (Pred dojdov) does not sound...
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    Macedonian: речиси vs скоро vs тукуречи vs комај

    Hello I was wondering what the difference between these 4 words are, when using them as the word "Almost" is.
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    Macedonian: happen

    Hello I have a question about the word happen. I have come across 3 words in Macedonian that translate to the English word happen and I want to know what the differences are. 1. стане 2. стори 3. се случи The first 2 I have heared spoken, the last one i have seen only in texts.
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    Macedonian: Remember

    Hello I need some help with the word remember in Macedonian. I know of се сеќава and текнува, but I have also read about паметува. What is the difference between them?
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    Macedonian: What did you say?

    Hello I was wondering if this question could be asked as "што ти рече?" and mean "what did you say?" and not mean "what did he/she say to you"`
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    Macedonian: za vs s prefix

    Hello I have come across some words that seem to be very similar but they have different prefixes. Is there something else to these words that i am missing? zatopli vs stopli završi vs svrši zamrzni vs smrzni
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    Macedonian: ќе vs би

    Hello I is true that both of these can be used for sentences like "if x, would y" or something like: "if the food wasn't bad, I would eat it", or "If the train wasn't late, I would be on time", or "I would have come, if I had the time"
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    Macedonian Pluperfect tense

    I've read in a number of places that the Pluperfect tense in Macedonian (бев читал) isn't really used much. How often is it used? In what circumstances is it used? If it is not used, which tense is it substituted by? By the има-construction (имав читано)? How do you say in Macedonian the...
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    Macedonian (and other South Slavic languages): Trojka, Dvojka etc.

    Hello I was wondering what type of numbers these are, dvojka trojka and how are they formed?
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    Macedonian: dosta vs dovolno

    Hello Can someone explain to me the difference between dosta and dovolno? They both mean enough, no? Are they just synonyms?
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    Macedonian: -mina/ina ending

    Hello I was wondering what the -mina/ina ending to some words does. Is it a -mina ending or a -ina ending? Two words that I have noticed are kolkumina and golemina. first question: are these two words in the same category? Why I ask is that golem means something, kolkum doesn't. Is it a...
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    Macedonian: here vs there

    Hey I am having trouble with the different heres and theres in Macedonian. These are the ones I know Here - There Vamo - Tamo Tuka - ? Ovde - onde What is the counterpart to "tuka"? I don't know if there are anymore, if there are I cannot think of them at the moment. If there are please...
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