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    Any Russian words spelled like English words???

    Since some of the russian alphabet letters have the same "look" as English letters (although some letters have a different sound!) ... for "trivia" or "just for fun" purposes, do you know of any words in Russian (using Russian letters), where those same letters make a word using English letters?

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    You mean "cognates"? (words that sound and mean the same)

    there are a lot of them...

    директор - Director
    парашют - Parachute
    футбол - Football
    трактор -Tractor
    класс - Class
    шоколад - Chocolate

    Just to name a few... I have seen a lot of technology ones also... Computer, for instance...

    Watch out for false cognates, though, they sound like a word, but don't mean what they sound like...
    For instance,

    фамилия <> Family, it means "surname"
    магаэин <> Magazine, it means "store"
    маркa <> Mark, it means "stamp"

    Lots more of both...

    Unfortunately, I don't know of any words that use letters that look exactly like roman letters...
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    No, not Cognates...

    Thanks for responding, but that's not what I was looking for

    In the russian alphabet, the letters:
    A, B, E, K, M, H, O, P, C, T, Y
    are also letters in the English alphabet (although some of those letters don't have the same sound).

    Are there any Russian words that comprise ONLY of the above letters that ALSO form a word in the English language (not neccesarily the same meaning, and not neccesarily sounding the same either)?

    Thanks,
    -Dave

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    What about?

    TATY
    TOT
    TEM
    HO
    HET
    PECTOPAH
    COK
    KAK
    BMECTE
    MECTE
    MOPE
    CHOBA
    BHOB
    CEKPETA
    CEKC
    BPEMEHA
    XPEHOBOE
    XPOMAET
    POTATOP
    HABEPHOE
    PYCCKOM

    etc.

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    Um....
    То
    Bор
    A

    My russian's limited so that's all I can think of.
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    And for your next trick ... construct a sentence like this which is meaningful and grammatically correct in both Russian and English
    Море удачи и дачу у моря

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    ШАПКА / ШАПКУ
    When handwritten it looks even better.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Denise
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    сэндвич (бутерброд)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Denise
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    You are missing the point of the thread. It's about words that LOOK the same IN CYRILLIC, as english words IN LATIN:

    нам looks like the english word ham.
    Сэндвич doesn't looks like Sandwich.
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    Quote Originally Posted by waxwing
    And for your next trick ... construct a sentence like this which is meaningful and grammatically correct in both Russian and English
    Ok, it's a bit rude and bizarre, but here goes:

    МОРЕ, НОВО - РОЕТ СОСКУ.

    I can't translate this from English into Russian because the library just closed, so I can't refer to a dictionary, but from Russian to English, I think it's "The sea, it is new - it digs the nipple"

    Please feel free to correct me if this isn't right, and also to give a Russian translation.
    "Музыка, всюду музыка.
    Линия перегружена.
    Пространство между нами сжимается.
    Все, что можно уже нарушено."
    -- "Пространство между нами" by Ядерный сок

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    МОРЕ, НОВО - РОЕТ СОСКУ.
    "Вялый бродяга - поэт нахальный".
    Hmm... in English it sounds more interesting. Anyway, the sense of it is like the sense of most palindromes.

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    And for your next trick ... construct a sentence like this which is meaningful and grammatically correct in both Russian and English
    ...mission...impossible...

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    as for words that have the same meaning:

    the word KATA is a practical examination in judo or a ghost fight.

    you definitely have to look into foreign vocabulary.

    MOPE is a great one
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    Quote Originally Posted by MasterAdmin
    Russian: МОСКВА
    English: MOCKBA
    Hmm... I thought we were supposed to have a spellcheck on this kind of stuff...
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