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Difference between Что это? and Что это такое?
AntonioBDate: Thursday, 2012-10-18, 10:27 AM | Message # 1
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Hello RSBS!
I wonder what is the difference between these 2 questions:
Что это?
Что это такое?
Спасибо!
OlgaDate: Thursday, 2012-10-18, 4:29 PM | Message # 2
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Hi Antonio,
Those 2 questions are equal and means the same "What is this?"
And there is another phrase that could be very useful to memorize : Что такое лампа? = What does лампа mean?
AntonioBDate: Thursday, 2012-10-18, 4:47 PM | Message # 3
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Thank you Olga for your quick response.
Can you, please, write the reply for the question Что такое лампа?
OlgaDate: Thursday, 2012-10-18, 4:51 PM | Message # 4
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The reply can be:
лампа - это lamp
This is a very simple word, so the person should be a real beginner is he/she asks that. Therefore the best answer is just to translate the word лампа into English.
On the higher level you can explain the word using Russian or just point at the object.
AntonioBDate: Thursday, 2012-10-18, 4:52 PM | Message # 5
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Спасибо! flower
OlgaDate: Thursday, 2012-10-18, 4:52 PM | Message # 6
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Пожалуйста.

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