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    #1

    What does this video say?

    Hello,

    It's a video from Youtube that I cannot really understand what it tries to say.

    Would you please transcribe it or at least tell the gist of its content?



    Regards,

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    #2

    Re: What does this video say?

    The actor reads in a mock Russian accent. He says A four-alarm fire in downtown Moscow clears way for a glorious new tractor factory. And, on the lighter side of the news, hundreds of capitalists are soon to perish in shuttle disaster.

    I'm not 100% sure about "soon" but I can't think of any other possible word for that spot.
    I am not a teacher.

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    #3

    Re: What does this video say?

    It sounds like "sure" not "soon". Hopefully I do not sound like this.
    Please, correct all my mistakes. I should know English perfectly and if you show me my mistakes I will achieve my dream a little bit faster. A lot of thanks.

    Not a teacher nor a native speaker.

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    #4

    Re: What does this video say?

    Russian accents sound charming to Americans. To this one, anyway. I have a bunch of cousins who speak with varying degrees of Russian accents and I never get tired of listening to them.
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    #5

    Re: What does this video say?

    I heard soon not sure, but it could be the man's accent.

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    #6

    Re: What does this video say?

    I am soon sure I heard soon. ​There was to me a clear /n/ at the end of the word.

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    #7

    Re: What does this video say?

    I heard "soon" too or, rather like Piscean, I clearly heard an "n" at the end of the word, even though the rest of it was slightly drowned out by the sound of the explosion.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #8

    Re: What does this video say?

    A little lip-reading is enough to confirm that it's 'soon' and not 'sure'.
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    #9

    Re: What does this video say?

    All right, all right, I surrender. Native speakers won.
    Please, correct all my mistakes. I should know English perfectly and if you show me my mistakes I will achieve my dream a little bit faster. A lot of thanks.

    Not a teacher nor a native speaker.

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