"Где мой борщ?"

Translation:Where is my borsch?

November 3, 2015

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That's the maybe most important sentence in the whole history of Russia. #2 would be где водка


But who would misplace something so important haha


This probably wouldn't be so much of a misplace situation.... More likely we'd be looking at a theft situation. "Where did you put my vodka and my borscht???"


I actually understand this and I am vv proud of myself


Я люблю борщ! Of course it is the most important sentence


did you google teanslate that.....


Jenny lost your borscht.


I hate beetroot. I fear if I ever visited Russia I would starve.


Well, there are also щи (cabbage soup), уха (fish soup), солянка (a spicy soup with vegetables and meat or fish), харчо (spiced mutton soup), рассольник (a meat or fish soup with pickled cucumbres), окрошка (cold kvass soup with chopped vegetables and meat - try it if you dare), and numerous other types. You won't go hungry.


I'm vegetarian. Can you live on cabbage soup?


Classic щи is not vegetarian 'cause it is still made on meat broth and usually has meat in it.

One can make a vegetarian version of course. But then again you are not forced to eat traditional food at all :)


Sorry, but we make this soup with meat broth ¯_(ツ)_/¯


I hate it on its own too, but borsch is actually good. So, do give it a try.


gde moyi borshch


It's a beet soup!!.


Is 'borsch' an English word? Or do they mean 'wallet'?


Borsch(t) is a delicious Ukrainian soup :) borsch


Will you give us your best recipe ? Please...


I can't wait longer. I answer my own question. Despite its centuries-long history, there is no consistent recipe for borshch. Each Russian family cooks it in its own way, passing on the secret from one generation to another. The most important thing about preparation is that the soup must be both fiery red and clear, with the fat on the surface slightly orange. Commonly this course is made in a big pot to feed everybody for several days. Impressively, it seems only more delicious the next day. A classic borshch formula includes beetroot, cabbage, potato, onion, carrot, tomatoes, garlic, rib of pork and what is most important – mature bacon. These ingredients are usually long-stored and contain all necessary nutrients. People in some Russian regions make a special sauce, which is used as the base for cooking borshch all year round. Shortly before serving, one can put a spoon of sour cream and chopped fresh greens into the plate. Russiapedia.


Also, I ate borscht maybe 5 or 6 times in my entire life. I much prefer щи. It would be unreasonable to assume people in Russia do not make other soups.


The most important thing about any soup is that i must be the one who is trying it...


You are right, all the Russians cook it in their own way. The base that one should have to cook any ( not vegetarian) soup is a meat broth ( especially with pork ribs). Then one can incorporate there vegetables like grated carrots fried with onions , potatoes, white cabbage, etc. And then vegetables are not mixed up like in a French Velouté.)) It was a lyrical digression ))


I'm an Orthodox Jew and my grandmother makes borscht for Passover. She makes it as a drink, though, and doesn't put in most of those ingrediants (especially not pork or bacon).


I was under the impression Borsch was a vegetarian soup? Interesting...


In Russia we cook it with all kinds of meet. However most popular is vegetarian and beef


There is no bacon or pork in borsh. Dont even say that. Its always done with seared cubes of beef.


My girlfriend is straight out of Russia, lol. She almost flipped at the pork. Pork is for Ukraine. Beef is Russian.


It isn't right. We cook borsh with pork,too. And not only borsh...) Pork is very popular in Russia.


Okay great! I hope to try that someday. 8~D


It looks great, but why are we learning the name of a soup in the beginning stage? Lol.


Simply because the word has the sound you cannot find in English. Most of the skill does pretty fine using loanwords and names but there are some sounds you won't find in words from English, German or French.


It not a soup, it is the soup, for Russians. And may be a lot more than a simple soup...


Yes. It is true. For 3/4 of us борщь the))


Guys, i am Russian from Ural. Борщ it's very important soup for all of us. We have many mems about "good wife should be able to cook this". And yes. Борщ Should brew 1 day minimum!


awwww I love this soup


I wish it actually looked like that. I tried it didn't look like that.


yeees, i love this soup :)


im pretty sure borsch is a russian soup


I make my own variation of vegetable borsch. It's good!


It's a Russian/Ukrainian word, but it refers to a kind of soup...


What is the difference between моя and мой?

  • Мой is for masculine nouns.
  • Моя is for feminine nouns.

Nouns which end in 'a' tend to be feminine.

Don't focus on memorizing the grammar too much; matching the gender of a noun while declining adjectives is really not important in being understood.

Russian noun grammar is complex to the point that natives will be incorrect sometimes when they match adjectives to nouns based upon the three criteria.



My борщ brings all the Russians to the yard, and they're like, "ням, это вкусный суп"

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    I always say this phrase to my wife when I come home after work ))


    Где sounds similar to "cadê", which in informal Brazilian Portuguese (my native language) means "where is...?" It's really cool to find these similarities between such different languages!


    A common Russian dilemma.


    Reminds me of when I learned "Das Müsli"...


    If you're including the umlauts, then you don't need the "e". Entweder "Müsli" oder "Muesli." =P But yeah, it reminds me of that too. lol.


    Thank god this sentence iis here! Most important thing for getting around in Russia :P


    Surely Jenny is to blame for the absence of borsch.


    Has anyone new to Russian found that the spellings are much like solving puzzles? I noticed that right off the bat. Cryptograms in crossword books to be specific. It takes some memorizing, but once you get the hang of it, it goes faster. I'm not sure how far I'll get with Russian, but for now it's quite interesting.


    I tried Russian soon after I first started Duolingo's app (unaware of the website at first) because I was curious how Duolingo would handle teaching a language with a different alphabet. I burned out in 2-3 weeks and quit. Then I came back to it a year later, after I finished the Spanish tree. Something is keeping me motivated now and I'm not really sure why or how. Russian is so hard for me that the new repetitious crown system actually works better for me. Spelling correctly in my native American English always came easily to me, and Spanish spelling came to me easily, too. But in the Cyrillic alphabet, I am a terrible speller! Spellings in the Roman alphabet stick in my mind so easily, but spellings in Cyrillic I am having to drill over and over and over. They just don't "stick" in my mind at all!


    Completely, I've just begun Japanese and i almost find it easier to decrypt hiraganas than Cyrillic alphabet.


    I thought Borsch meant soup, but it marked it wrong. I suppose because it is a specific type of soup.


    The type is so specific that I only ate borscht two or three times in my life.


    Borscht is specifically Beet soup, if I'm not mistaken. That would be like using "soup" as a translation for minestrone.


    I understand there was a period in Russia when only certain vegetables were available. Beets and cabbages were more plentiful than other vegetables, so people learned to make due by creating soup variations. Sometimes potatoes were added when available. They also used to add cream. I make a 7-day fat burning borsch. Green peppers, celery, tomatoes, V-8 juice, cabbage, onions (leeks are better), and chicken broth or onion soup mix. Potatoes are good, but keep in mind they add extra calories. Enjoy!


    Note that potatoes (and tomatoes) come from the Americas. Prior to their spread in Europe, something else was probably used for very old variations of borsch and shchi (tomatoes are not used in borsch, I think). Change of recipes over time is inevitable :)


    Whar is the difference between моя and мой?


    The one is masculine and the other is feminine. "Моя" is feminine.


    How do you pronounce "где"


    Я его съел) Обожаю стереотипы про борщ) А как же пельмешки? Все любят пельмешки)))


    Possibley the most Russian thing to say.


    Why do we no longer have the slow pronunciations, it speaks way too fast for this level. Guess i learn to read and understand but not speak


    I'm going to use this phrase as a conversational centerpiece from now on whilst I omelette du fromage my way through the Russian language.


    For some reason this sentence made me really laugh. WHERE IS MY BORSCH?!


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    I translated it to where is my манжин soup and it says wrong °_•


    What is a манжин?


    is there a better way to learn the alphabet for this? i'm pretty confused


    I had to copy the alphabet on pen and paper from other websites and I still burned out (quit trying) in two weeks. But when I came back (to the Russian alphabet in Duolingo) a year later, it was easier. And I find the new repetitive crown level lessons are well suited to the necessary drilling.


    What is the difference between borscht and borsch? Are they used in different locations or with different dialects?


    Duolingo spelled it wrong


    En dúolingi ruso borsch En dúolingo ukraniano borshch


    Where is my soup? is correct. Borsch is both a specific soup made with beets AND any soup in general


    The щ и the ш get me everytime!!


    Anyone else who knows what Borsch(t) is by watching Nichijou? Remember when Nano says "Borsch(t) is a food!" in the middle of her sleep! ;)


    It is fun to learn basic Russian sentences like "where is my borsch " when you actually cooked borsch and placed in the fridge :)))


    I had no idea what borsch was.. .now I know!


    Why is it sometimes 'borscht' and sometimes it's 'borcsh'? It stinks getting an error for that.


    Does it taste good?


    Hi! I'm from Russia, and I don't like borsch


    How do I choose between 'мои' and 'мой'?


    Sorry, I ate all of it. Borsch is too good :D


    How does one pronounce щ?


    Bruh every single time I try to do these types of problems it doesnt understand meeeee


    Why do english people write "borsch". The better transcribing of "борщ" would be "borschtsch". The letter "щ" sounds "schtsch" (or for english speakers "shtsh")!!


    What is the difference in pronouncing щ and ж? To me it sounds the same in багаж and борщ.


    To be more precise, багаж is pronounced with ш, the Russian equivalent of "sh" from "shot". At least, when the word is pronounced in isolation (word-final consonants are devoiced)

    The sounds of ж and ш are a bit different from the English consonants in "sure" and "pleasure". You tongue is a bit deeper, and the middle part is lower. This spoon shape results is a less hissy sound.

    Щ is a different hush sound. It is longer, and more hissy, with the middle part of your tongue really high inside your mouth. You can listen, e.g., to шуба vs. щука on Forvo.

    (of course, all of the above applies to Russian as spoken within Russia; in Ukrainian, as well as in Bulgarian, ш is pronounced like "sh" in English)

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