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Grammar Counts in Ways You Might Not Expect

6. December 2012 by Lorena 0 Comments

No matter where you go for online dating advice, you will repeatedly hear that you should always practice good grammar in your online dating correspondence. While the reasons for this in Canadian, American or other native-English dating are obvious – people often make negative judgments against those who use poor grammar or text speak – the reasons it is important in Russian dating may surprise you.


Since many Russian ladies do not speak English well, your messages are first handled by a translator. And, even a Ukrainian who is fluent in English may not be well-acquainted with your country’s slang. This will also be true for the Russian and Ukrainian ladies who understand English well-enough to read your emails and chat messages without assistance. A few tips to make sure your messages are as clear as possible for your Ukrainian bride:


Make sure your spelling is flawless.

In American dating, poor spelling could turn a lady off. In Russian dating, it can mean that she will not understand your message at all. Make sure that you have a spell-checker installed in your browser of choice. To be even more certain, read over all messages before you send them. There are some spelling errors that spell-check will not catch.


Use complete sentences and by-the-book punctuation.

For instance, if you were to end a statement with a question mark, an American, Canadian or any other native speaker would probably understand that you are stating something while indicating a level of uncertainty. However, this will not come through when translating from English to Russian.


Avoid slang and text speak.

Even a highly experienced translator may not be familiar with local slang, and it can make your message hard to understand. Stick with simple dictionary words for the best and clearest communication.


Clear communication is key in romantic relationships. Make sure you have every tool working in your favor by making your messages easy for Russian brides to understand.


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