I can = Я умею

I can smth in Russian is я умею.

  • I can dance = Я умею танцевать.
  • I can swim = Я умею плавать.
  • I can’t ride a bike = Я не умею ездить на велосипеде.

P.S: Я могу means I’m physically or morally capable of doing smth. Я не могу убить человека - I can’t kill a man. Я умею обрабатывать раны, но я не могу видеть кровь. I can treat wounds (= I was trained), but I can’t see blood (= I faint).

Love isn’t practical. It isn’t meant to be easy. It doesn’t appear on command. It doesn’t let you fall for whom ever you like. It surfaces neither at the most opportune moment nor the most convenient. It’ll pair you with someone you might never have expected. It will put you face to face with endless obstacles. But in the end, none of that will matter because it’s how you overcome its obstacles that will define your love. It may not be practical, but love is ultimately the best thing that will ever happen to you.

Don’t blame the man in red for those socks in white.

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#9. The Practical Gift

Dear kids: your parents have lied to you about the existence of Santa Claus, and society has played a hefty role in that long con. I know you’re angry about that, but on the upside, you at least now know that the real gift decision-maker isn’t some cherry-cheeked owner of elf-slaves who is tracking your every movement and watching you as you sleep.

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