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The Borrowing of Foreign Words

Russian language has been influenced by different foreign languages over the centuries. Greek, Dutch, French, German words were introduced to our language and leaving little to […]

Krylov’s Idioms (part 2)

Today, I have chosen to explain you idioms that comes from two famous fables of Krylov. Лебедь, Рак и Щука Лебедь, Рак и Щука (The swan, […]

How to Translate For in Russian

“For” can be expressed in different ways in Russian according to the meaning of sentence. And of course, it means the need to use different cases […]

Russian Idioms: Дело в Шляпе

Дело в шляпе (concern is in the hat or has we say in English the trick is done). This is what you can say or hear […]

Uncountable Concrete Nouns

Some nouns in Russian can only be used with the singular form. Among them can be found nouns that define Полезные ископаемые (minerals): золото (gold), нефть […]

Tusovka the Art of Getting Together in Russia

Curiously, there is no word in other languages that could be considered the equivalent of what new Russians call “тусовка” (to get together). The etymology of […]

The Russian Soul and Idioms

You probably heard about “Русская душа” (the Russian soul), about that меланхолия (melancholy) that can be guessed deep into Russians’ souls, the mingling of their laughter […]

How to Say "It’s Cool!" in Russian

If you’ve been in Russia, you probably heard young people using the word “круто!”. Let’s see how we use this expression: Если встретишь Ивана, не узнаешь: […]

When Words Take a Different Meaning in Slang

Today, I would like to show you some verbs whose direct meaning and value have been changed to a completely different meaning concerning dishonest actions related […]

When Written and Oral Speech Meet

Nowadays people spend a long time on internet, searching for information, reading articles and books, watching various programmes… And of course, exchanging ideas. And communicating in […]