За писанье

Discussion in 'Русский (Russian)' started by wonlon, Nov 2, 2013.

  1. wonlon Senior Member

    Hong Kong
    Chinese - Cantonese
    This question follows from my last thread. A man found his career as a reporter. Here it comes:

    Мать не могла поверить, что я могу получать деньги за "писанье". Мать и теперь говорит: "У тебя, сынок, работа нетруданая - тяжелее карандаша ничего не поднимаешь.

    Mum could not believe that I can earn money (за+ acc.) because of ?? writing. Mum even?? now always says "My little son, you have an easy job ...???

    1. (...)

    2. за "писанье": I am not sure about the use of за+ accusative here.

    3. (...)
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  2. Honeythunder

    Honeythunder Member

    Russian, Ukrainian
    Here everything is correct. "Получать деньги за что-л." (To earn money for or by doing something).
    Last edited: Nov 2, 2013
  3. Colora

    Colora Senior Member

    USA, Denver, CO
    Mother couldn't believe that I can get paid for the "scribble". But even now, mother says, "Your work is not that difficult, my little son. You don't lift anything heavier than a pencil."

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