Thursday, February 24, 2011

Russian Culture Through Words

(This commercial break is brought to you once again in the name of Yegor, who should be reading this post, privet-privet! ))) )

Establishing connection with your Russian friend? But need more than just smiles to talk to them?

Now you can has Яцssiaи Koииэctioи!

Yesterday, we sat with Yegor the Russian English teacher, who then became our Russian Russian teacher! We were offered a few words of wisdom, and now you'll be able to type a phrase or two in Russian to bond better with your Russian friend.

Privet: Hello
Pronounced somewhat like "preevet". Can be used in the form of privet-privet to represent "hihi".
Da: Yes
Net: No
Tut: Here
Poka: Bye
Yegor notes that this phrase is rejected by the official Russian language. Use it casually on your Russian friends to show them your friendliness!
Do svidaniya: Goodbye
The official "goodbye" phrase, and official stuff are pretty lame, "poka" wins hands down for cuteness and easy pronunciation.
Ya looblu tebya: I love you
Not the proper spelling, but this is spelt in a way that makes it easy for non-Russians to pronounce. The sequence doesn't matter, can be used as "Looblu tebya ya".
Pelmeni: Meat dumplings
Quote Yegor, the "russian food of students and laziest ppl on earth". Offer virtual pelmeni to your Russian friends and they might love you for it.

With this knowledge of words at the tips of your keyboard, you can now get more Russian friends! )))

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