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Do Russians use fillers?

There are a lot of fillers in English: well, like, you know, actually, anyway, and so on. Russians also use their own fillers and sometimes too much. Ну, короче, как бы, в общем, так сказать, реально, блин, значит, это самое, типа, конкретно, вообще, понимаешь ...All of them and many others are fillers. You can hear: “Ну, короче, я, значит, пошёл в это кино, а оно, блин, закрыто.” Don’t be afraid, the guy just says: “Я пошел в это кино, а оно закрыто.” (I could also use here improper fillers, but…) Here are some more examples: Ну это, ты пойдешь гулять? Ты, это самое, позвони мне. Да ты, вообще, о чем думаешь? Я, как бы, уже поел. Ты, конкретно, пойдешь к нему? Он, понимаешь, опоздал. Я, в натуре, еду в Германию. Ты, типа, что хочешь сказать? Recently, I have heard a woman speaking on the Russian radio. It looked like she was pronouncing - значит, значит, значит and nothing more. I don’t think you should remember that stuff. But to know how some Russians speak, I think, is interesting.

December 5, 2018

13 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/_Kirari_

I'd consider вот a filler too

December 6, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Giovanna-Louise

Agree..:-)

December 6, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Mirokha

There is a parasite word very characteristic of insecure people: "да?".

December 6, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/TJH76

ну, вот, так, ну так, так вот, вот так, вот так что... you can go on like this for quite some time.

December 7, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/alexander.belov

"Типа" звучит некрасиво. "Короче" во многих случаях звучит некрасиво. Так же часто некрасиво звучат "ну это", "блин", "конкретно". Особенно некрасиво звучит "в натуре".

December 15, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/P-Code

Another phrase Russian speakers overuse in speech sometimes is "потому что" :)

December 6, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AUZAZURZ

Actually, I guess you switched Russians and Finns. Finns really do like word "because", for some of them "siis" is every third word in their speech. But in the same time, I never met any Russian who would use "потому что" as a filler (or a "parasite word" as we call that sort of word).

December 6, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/P-Code

Interesting. In my personal experience, I've seen that some Russian-speakers do use it, but clearly not as much as the Finns you describe.

December 7, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Giovanna-Louise

Very good post.. About the word "значит"..so true.. Very similar to how people overuse "like' in English..

December 6, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/1Pozin2

Alas! ‘’Значит’’ is an old thing. If you hear it, the person is more than 30 years old. Now people use mostly ‘’типа’’, ‘’как бы’’, ‘’короче’’ and of course ‘’блин’’.

December 7, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/dmitriy-kalmykov

Oh ! yeah.

December 7, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/alexander.belov

Now you can hear it less than some years ago. But we still use it. Кажется, чем более человек необразован, тем меньше можно услышать от него "значит" и чаще "типа", "короче", "в натуре", а ещё чаще "внатуре", что неправильно. "Как бы" звучит хорошо.

December 15, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Giovanna-Louise

You are right! I hear those others you mentioned used by younger people..

December 7, 2018
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