That's the maybe most important sentence in the whole history of Russia. #2 would be где водка
I hate it on its own too, but borsch is actually good. So, do give it a try.
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).
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 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...
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!
Was just thinking the same thing. I reported it as a problem and hopefully they'll fix it.
It is just one of those few words non-native speakers most likely heard, along with Da, Nyet, Kommunizm and vodka. However, I do not expect anyone to know schti (which, unlike borscht, I actually eat) prior to taking our course.
Thank you! It still would be nice if you wrote the definition as "borsht (Ukrainian soup)", that way it isn't confusing to some people.
While I have the opportunity, I would also like to thank you so much for giving your time to make this awesome course :)
I assumed borsch was sort of a bag,one of the Croatian translations for bag is borša(borsha),i thought maybe we took the word from you.
you mean purse. In German it's "Börse". Just checked the origin of Borscht, seems like the name comes from a plant " борщевик":
My борщ brings all the Russians to the yard, and they're like, "ням, это вкусный суп"
- 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.
Thank god this sentence iis here! Most important thing for getting around in Russia :P
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!
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!
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.
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 :)
I've spoken to several native Russians, and 2nd generation fluent Russian speakers, and the general consensus is borsch just means "soup". It's more of a generic term, rather than a specific meal.
Where is my soup? is correct. Borsch is both a specific soup made with beets AND any soup in general
At home I speak German. Can you say me what is borsch please? I don`t understand this word.
"Borsch" is a Russian stew/soup.
It's a signature Russian/Ukrainian food, like "Sushi" (Japan), "Roti" (India) or "Donut" (US), so there's no other word for it...
Just found out that Borsch(t) is a "beetroot" flavoured soup with sour cream! :)
охуенный борщела, особоенно если с чесночком и горчичкой ;) Vodka, putin, balalaika)
What is a Borsch??? (I speak portuguese) I haven't find the translation for this word
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?
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! ;)
I have 2 Russian keyboards on my phone and i can't find that last letter, its annoying that i can't just skip the last question because I'm missing a letter
It is fun to learn basic Russian sentences like "where is my borsch " when you actually cooked borsch and placed in the fridge :)))
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 agree, because "borsh" is not used in English, and the variants of борщ are so wide that they cover nearly every type of stew. I gave the feedback. There is however, суп which is a closer translation to "soup". TLDR, there is no word for борщ in English.