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Опустив руки, она заметила

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this is a part of sentence which is a litle hard for me to translate it.

 Опустив руки, она заметила





asked Nov 17, 2013 by userrussia (380 points)

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Dear Userrussia,

The literal translation of this sentence would be: After lowering her arms, she noticed,,,

The main difficulty of this sentence is the perfective gerund "опустив"; which can be also translated into English as a perfective gerund, "having lowered".


Yulia Amlinskaya,
Russian language teacher.
answered Nov 17, 2013 by RussianTeacher (19,690 points)