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Word of the Day – Side Gig Posted by on Sep 19, 2013

I have a friend who works as a bookkeeper during the week and as a landscaper in the evenings and on weekends. Another friend’s side gig is fixing cars. Yet another moonlights as a Снегурочка (Snow Maiden) during the winter holidays in Russia and her husband sticks on a white beard and accompanies her as…

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Filler Is Like Filler Does Posted by on Aug 14, 2012

It occurred to me the other day that one of the (many) subjects we haven’t discussed on the Russian blog is the subject of fillers. Somehow we have been, like, totally overlooking the lorem ipsum of Russian language and it’s basically time to, you know, just do it. Here’s the first thing you need to…

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Russian Gestures – Silence is Golden Posted by on May 13, 2011

And now I’m thinking of a Russian 4-letter word that starts with «ж»… Nope, not that one! The word I’m thinking about is «жест». As so many Russian words it has more than one meaning. «В переносном значении» [Figuratively], it means “an act intended for external effect”: «Его решение жениться на Марии было лишь благородным…

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