English loanwords in the Russian Language

I wish to create an English Loanword Summary as to how many English loanwords are in the Russian dictionary.

To do this.. I need help in understanding the differences between English Loanwords, Anglicisms and cognates.

Also, if anyone can please review my list and offer up very commonly used english loanwords that I haven't included, that would be great!

Here it is:

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April 22, 2018


Well, not all words that are the same in Russian as in English are loanwords from English, but rather cognates. For instance, "маникюр" and "manicure" both come from French "manucure", but Russian did not borrow from English. Russian has had French influence, so there are many French loanwords in Russian.

If you want only English loanwords, then make sure to check the etymologies (Wiktionary is great for this).

Here are some loanwords (directly from English) that aren't on your list:

пати = party

афто-пати/афтепати = after-party

трек = track

фейк = fake (object)

EDIT: хардкор = hardcore

April 22, 2018

Thank you, I just added them to the document. Do you know anymore?

May 19, 2018

Some of these words came to Russian and English languages from the same source.

April 25, 2018

Пиво beer?

April 22, 2018

vino/вино ... hey that's wine! But it's from Italian... and I'm just working on the ones that are recognized in English... even if they come from Greek, Latin or French. :)

April 22, 2018

вокза́л - from Vauxhall

April 26, 2018

Thanks! Do you know any more?

May 19, 2018
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