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Your personal and trustworthy interpreter in Kyiv
« on: September 25, 2018, 05:25:58 AM »
Hello! My name is Zhenya. I live and work in Kyiv. I have been providing interpretation services since graduation from the university so have some experience(8+) on my back. Mostly I am helping with business negotiations but sometimes personal issues also occur. I do not know whether its properly to advertise here as I am newcomer. But I will tell you why I decided to join. Recently I was invited for the dating meeting in the role of interpreter but instead of the girl there was an agency lady there so I didnt understand my role because she already spoke normal English. But afterwards I got it-just to cow the man, to get as much money of them as possible. I think this in unfair to people who really fly over oceans to meet here a soulmate.
So, if you need a person here who can help you and whom you can trust, just address me. And in overall I think that before meeting someone you just need to get a feel of the country, to understand its values. First -see and then-conquer.

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Re: Your personal and trustworhty interpreter in Kyiv
« Reply #1 on: September 25, 2018, 07:44:42 AM »
Zheyna,

Welcome to RUA!

Your services are for some members needed. For others who have been to Kiev useful. And for a larger group of members who have never been to Kiev extremely insightful.

Why not start a simple blog type thread about day to day activities and life in Kiev. Topics could be where the 'region' that you live is is like, where did you grow up, cooking dinner, going to the center, finding a bargain, arguing about the gas bill and what ever else happens in life.

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Re: Your personal and trustworthy interpreter in Kyiv
« Reply #2 on: September 25, 2018, 08:34:52 AM »
Hello! My name is Zhenya. I live and work in Kyiv. I have been providing interpretation services since graduation from the university so have some experience(8+) on my back. Mostly I am helping with business negotiations but sometimes personal issues also occur. I do not know whether its properly to advertise here as I am newcomer. But I will tell you why I decided to join. Recently I was invited for the dating meeting in the role of interpreter but instead of the girl there was an agency lady there so I didnt understand my role because she already spoke normal English. But afterwards I got it-just to cow the man, to get as much money of them as possible. I think this in unfair to people who really fly over oceans to meet here a soulmate.
So, if you need a person here who can help you and whom you can trust, just address me. And in overall I think that before meeting someone you just need to get a feel of the country, to understand its values. First -see and then-conquer.

Hello Zhenya welcome to the site!

Just as a polite FYI you should be very careful about saying that you have “experience on my back”. I really don’t think you realize what you accidentally said there.

Best wishes!
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Re: Your personal and trustworthy interpreter in Kyiv
« Reply #3 on: September 25, 2018, 11:20:07 AM »
Hello! My name is Zhenya. I live and work in Kyiv. I have been providing interpretation services since graduation from the university so have some experience(8+) on my back. Mostly I am helping with business negotiations but sometimes personal issues also occur. I do not know whether its properly to advertise here as I am newcomer. But I will tell you why I decided to join. Recently I was invited for the dating meeting in the role of interpreter but instead of the girl there was an agency lady there so I didnt understand my role because she already spoke normal English. But afterwards I got it-just to cow the man, to get as much money of them as possible. I think this in unfair to people who really fly over oceans to meet here a soulmate.
So, if you need a person here who can help you and whom you can trust, just address me. And in overall I think that before meeting someone you just need to get a feel of the country, to understand its values. First -see and then-conquer.

Hello Zhenya welcome to the site!

Just as a polite FYI you should be very careful about saying that you have “experience on my back”. I really don’t think you realize what you accidentally said there.

Best wishes!

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Re: Your personal and trustworhty interpreter in Kyiv
« Reply #4 on: September 26, 2018, 12:43:25 PM »
Thank you for your corrections as to the use of words:) That is why you are native speakers! Much appreciated!
As for the blog or something like that, I would like to say that I am not a blog runner and this is actually my first forum I have ever been to. I would prefer to have "question-answer" mode rather.
My main message here is to say that Ukrainian women are warm-hearted and intelligent and  deserve to be viewed not as good housewives as it goes in the world of bride agencies but first of all women with heart.

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Re: Your personal and trustworhty interpreter in Kyiv
« Reply #5 on: September 29, 2018, 01:10:20 AM »
Good morning again! Yesterday was helping to register new life:) Met wonderful coouple-he is an American children psychologist and she is Ukrainian woman and their newly born Daniel! While we were getting the very first passport for their baby we had a chat and I found out that Americans are not travellers at all. He was so surprised that we love to travel so much and do it quite ofter. But for them its just 2 weeks in a year maximum. I was really surprised at this info. Is it really so? And why?

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Re: Your personal and trustworhty interpreter in Kyiv
« Reply #6 on: September 29, 2018, 01:33:16 AM »
Good morning again! Yesterday was helping to register new life:) Met wonderful coouple-he is an American children psychologist and she is Ukrainian woman and their newly born Daniel! While we were getting the very first passport for their baby we had a chat and I found out that Americans are not travellers at all. He was so surprised that we love to travel so much and do it quite ofter. But for them its just 2 weeks in a year maximum. I was really surprised at this info. Is it really so? And why?

Yes, in a broad sense American's do not travel. I suspect American's as a developed nation have one the lowest percentages of citizens with an international passports in the world. There are exceptions and those you read about.

Why, not entirely sure. There is a 'blonde' joke about Wendy who visited Europe for the first time. Her friend Judy asked 'did she like it'?

No she admitted, 'there were so many foreigners'.

Most North American participants on RUA are outliers as we are not afraid of travel.
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Re: Your personal and trustworhty interpreter in Kyiv
« Reply #7 on: September 29, 2018, 05:11:22 AM »
The size of the country and distances must be a factor but yes I find it an odd situation. I love the fact that from the U.K, we’re only an hour or two away from so many different countries and cultures.

I just booked a last minute deal to fly to Mallorca for a long weekend, Friday to Tuesday. £73 return and a villa with pool in Cala D’or on Airbnb for £67 a night. Being based in Europe is great!

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Re: Your personal and trustworhty interpreter in Kyiv
« Reply #8 on: September 29, 2018, 11:54:18 AM »
By law, only 2 weeks of vacation is required to be given in the US.  Among the developed nations the US has very sparse required benefits given by the employer.  Several companies offer better benefits at their discretion, to be more socially accommodating or to compete for better talent.


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Re: Your personal and trustworhty interpreter in Kyiv
« Reply #9 on: September 30, 2018, 02:05:31 AM »
By law, only 2 weeks of vacation is required to be given in the US.  Among the developed nations the US has very sparse required benefits given by the employer.  Several companies offer better benefits at their discretion, to be more socially accommodating or to compete for better talent.

Having only this year gone back into full employment from being self employed for the last 30 years , I must say I am quite enjoying the feeling of sitting on a beach and someone else still paying me :chuckle:
with 30 days annual leave and 8 days national holidays, gives me more than I was taking in the past few years of self employment
I also get the added bonus of time off in lieu (Toil) so any extra hours worked are given back to me as extra to the above.
So far this year  45 days paid holiday in total including toil :thumbsup:
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Re: Your personal and trustworhty interpreter in Kyiv
« Reply #10 on: October 01, 2018, 05:51:20 AM »
Good morning again! Yesterday was helping to register new life:) Met wonderful coouple-he is an American children psychologist and she is Ukrainian woman and their newly born Daniel! While we were getting the very first passport for their baby we had a chat and I found out that Americans are not travellers at all. He was so surprised that we love to travel so much and do it quite ofter. But for them its just 2 weeks in a year maximum. I was really surprised at this info. Is it really so? And why?

Yes, in a broad sense American's do not travel. I suspect American's as a developed nation have one the lowest percentages of citizens with an international passports in the world. There are exceptions and those you read about.

Why, not entirely sure. There is a 'blonde' joke about Wendy who visited Europe for the first time. Her friend Judy asked 'did she like it'?

No she admitted, 'there were so many foreigners'.

Most North American participants on RUA are outliers as we are not afraid of travel.


Thanks for the joke:)

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Re: Your personal and trustworhty interpreter in Kyiv
« Reply #11 on: October 01, 2018, 05:55:09 AM »
The size of the country and distances must be a factor but yes I find it an odd situation. I love the fact that from the U.K, we’re only an hour or two away from so many different countries and cultures.

I just booked a last minute deal to fly to Mallorca for a long weekend, Friday to Tuesday. £73 return and a villa with pool in Cala D’or on Airbnb for £67 a night. Being based in Europe is great!

Indeed, being in Europe is wonderful. And actually in Ukraine we have the center of Europe- I mean geographical one-that is geodetic sign near village Dilove (Zakarpattya region)!

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Re: Your personal and trustworhty interpreter in Kyiv
« Reply #12 on: October 01, 2018, 05:58:18 AM »
By law, only 2 weeks of vacation is required to be given in the US.  Among the developed nations the US has very sparse required benefits given by the employer.  Several companies offer better benefits at their discretion, to be more socially accommodating or to compete for better talent.

In Ukraine we have 24 calendar days off as vacation and there are also public and religious holidays. But, we Ukrainians, like even just to go somewhere on weekends. Sometimes 2 days off can feel as a good weeks rest. Of course it depends upon the company you are in.

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Re: Your personal and trustworhty interpreter in Kyiv
« Reply #13 on: October 01, 2018, 10:37:43 AM »
Many people travel in the US as well, for weekends, long weekends (when there is a holiday on Friday or Monday), and the 2 weeks of vacation.

They mostly travel within the States, visiting nearby national or state parks, interesting cities or the mountains/beach/lake.  This is because of two reasons - distance and diversity within the US.

US is large and isolated from many countries.  Only Canada and Mexico border it.  There is no other country (by land) beyond Canada.  To get to the next country past Mexico, you have to travel over 2000 kilometers (to Guatemala or Belize).  Any place in Europe is typically 8-16 hours of flying, and anywhere beyond is longer.  Add the time difference and 1 day+ is lost just from travelling.

I had a friend long ago who stated that the French typically vacation within France, because it has all the features - beaches, mountains, lakes, national parks, farms, vineyards, vacation towns, etc.   The same is true for the US.  I have lived here most of my life and I still have not visited several states (Alaska, Hawaii, Oregon, Montana, North Dakota, Minnesota) and Yellowstone national park.  And I am probably in the top 25% of travelers - I have visited the 44 other states and most of the national parks and large cities.   But there is just so much to do and see.

I have not lived in the Southwest that much, so I am not that familiar how often people travel to Mexico.  There are many that do, but I am not sure how popular it is for weekend trips.

I do know that many people travel to Canada, for weekends, vacation, or even a day.  In Detroit people go to Windsor Canada for shopping or the casino, in the east people drive to Toronto or Montreal or Quebec City.  In the west people travel to Vancouver, especially those who live in Seattle. 

But it is rare for Americans to travel beyond those two countries.  Many fly to or go on cruises to the Caribbean, but that is about it.



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Re: Your personal and trustworhty interpreter in Kyiv
« Reply #14 on: October 01, 2018, 01:21:08 PM »
It wilL surprise some the third closest border of the United States is Russia.
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