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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.
    Honestly, my only mission in life is to come closest to being American in terms of my language (at least). I'm not asking for anything else.

    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. Editor, UsingEnglish.com
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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.
    Honestly, my only mission in life is to come closest to being American in terms of my language (at least). I'm not asking for anything else.

    Not a teacher nor a native speaker.

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