What is your favorite word in Russian?
What is your favorite word in Russian? Please answer what your favorite word is, what it translates to, and why it is your favorite. If you do not have a Russian keyboard, you can answer in English. Spasibo :)
My favorite word is император (emperor).
Кочерыжка! It's the heart of a cabbage, or cabbage stump as you may call it. It's also used as a slang word for head. Love how it sounds, it's funny and childish and exciting.
Счастье - happiness. The "сч-" and the мягкий знак just give it such an lovely sound that has no real equivalent as far as I'm aware in my native English.
I suspect any fan of Orphan Black (like me) grins every time they encounter сестра (sister) - you'll have to watch the show to understand why :-)
puxh (sp?) It means down, as in feather, and sounds like what it is. Hope I remember it correctly!
мороженое - ice cream! A) it literally means "frozen", and b) it really nice to say.
I don't know about a favourite but I can't not love "zdrastvuyte".
You decide to take a look at Russian...you decide to just see how to say "hello", that can't be too difficult, right? Then straight out the gate you're hit by this little mouth shredder, I love it!
I like how etymologically it is closer to "health to you". I like that it's such a long and cumbersome word for a first page phrasebook word as well as being so beautiful in its own right. I like that's one of the few Russian words with counter-intuitive spelling.
And when Russians want to sound coy they go..."zdrast..." Like that little girl in Solaris.
"исполинский" - enormous, vast, immense; "маломальский" is the opposite of "исполинский". These words belong to bookish vocabulary and are rarely used in speech.
"достопримечательности" it means attractions, or sights, as in regards to tourism it's my favorite because it seems terrifyingly long and scary but i use it way more often than you'd expect