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Four Alcohol-Related Concepts You May Struggle To Express In Russian Posted by on Mar 2, 2016

two drinks

What? Struggling to talk about alcohol in Russian? Surely, with the fourth-highest per capita alcohol consumption in Europe, Russia must have developed an extensive booze vocabulary, much like the proverbial, if debunked, words for “snow” in Eskimo languages? Well, yes and no. 1. Shots You know those small glasses of straight liquor college kids do…

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«Что делать в честь дня России?» [What to do in honor of Russia’s (Independence?) Day?] Posted by on Jun 13, 2010

Yesterday – «12 июня» [June 12th] – was a very great and highly important day for citizens of Russia, Russians and, of course, our ordinary crowd of «сочувствующие» [pl. sympathizing] Russophiles worldwide. It was «день России» [‘Day of Russia’; or why not ‘Russia’s Day’], a public holiday formerly known as «день независимости России» [Russia’s Independence…

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Word of the Week: пить [to drink] Posted by on Oct 29, 2008

The word of the week today is a part of a delicate subject. I know. But this is Russian language and since some people tend to consider this language to have as many words for sipping drinks as the Eskimos do for snow, then I would like to set the record straight and clear up…

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Word of the Week: трезвость [sobriety] Posted by on Sep 15, 2008

«Только трезвая Россия станет великой!»[Only a Sober Russia Will Become Great!]  Since I’m back in Russia I am also fully and completely back in the blogging game, now that I once again can catch the country of interest in her everyday activities, like for example this poster above. I found it on the wall of…

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