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    What's the most ridiculous word in Russian for a foreigner?

    A question to non-native speakers, what's the most ridiculously sounding word for you in russian language?
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    как?
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    I wouldn't say I found anything properly Russian ridiculous, but I do dislike some of the English they absorbed, and I can't understand how they didn't come up with words way before us, in some cases. What's the history of English being nabbed by Russian?

    I can't think of any examples off-hand, but some really ordinary words seem to have been lacking in Russian; maybe they just got overpowered by the English ones?
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    perhaps not ridicilous, but they sure as hell sound funny to a Polish speaker, due to the meaning of Polish words pronounced almost the same way.

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    "Как" also. I didn't really notice this until my friend and I were conversing in Russian, and one of our other friends asked "Why do you say 'Cock' so much?"

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    I also think the English words sound funny:

    гамбургер
    лольный
    бутерброд

    Then there are other ridiculous words like:

    достопримечательности

    I used to thing домами sounded funny, because at first I thought they were saying "da mami"

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    what about идёт, that was the first word I noticed that was a little... funny.

    Then there is смелый
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    Quote Originally Posted by basurero
    I also think the English words sound funny:

    гамбургер
    лольный
    бутерброд
    бутерброд - German
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    I'd probably go for "как" too (which means "sh*t" in flemish), and "идёт" is indeed another good option.

    Have a soft spot for "неудобопроизносимый" - a word invented to make fun of Russian learners...


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    нефт
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    Quote Originally Posted by tdk2fe
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    "Как" also. I didn't really notice this until my friend and I were conversing in Russian, and one of our other friends asked "Why do you say 'Cock' so much?"

    tdk
    Same thing with english "who" for russian learners. There is even a popular joke: "Теперь мы знаем, кто есть who"
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gerty
    Quote Originally Posted by tdk2fe
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    "Как" also. I didn't really notice this until my friend and I were conversing in Russian, and one of our other friends asked "Why do you say 'Cock' so much?"

    tdk
    Same thing with english "who" for russian learners. There is even a popular joke: "Теперь мы знаем, кто есть who"
    -Who's on first?
    -No, Who's on second...
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    sorry if I'm entering the privite zone for non-natives, but just couldn't help it))

    never realized that simple words like "kak" and "смелый" could be so funny, if not for English...:P:..

    btw, speaking of Rus/Eng, heard this expression once: "фасом об таибле"(facom ob table).....hehe

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    Quote Originally Posted by RussianHoney18
    sorry if I'm entering the privite zone for non-natives, but just couldn't help it))

    never realized that simple words like "kak" and "смелый" could be so funny, if not for English...:P:..

    btw, speaking of Rus/Eng, heard this expression once: "фасом об таибле"(facom ob table).....hehe
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ramil

    Фейсом об тейбл. (Мордой по столу)
    Face to the table
    yeah, I know, and that's the fun part, pretty creative to mix the two languages so well

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    Tee hee, "смелый". I thought "глупый" was bad enough.

    Wait, I know a ridiculous one. Imagine yourself versed only in the Latin alphabet and reading "шапка"!
    Ленин пил
    Ленин пьёт
    Ленин будет пить

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    как дикий смелый глупый
    Какая разница, умереть богатым или бедным?

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    Anyone head the song "муси-пуси?" I get embarrased every time I hear it...
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    Quote Originally Posted by kalinka_vinnie
    Anyone head the song "муси-пуси?" I get embarrased every time I hear it...
    Лол, я знаю эту песню, что же значит по-русски "муси-пуси"? Надеюсь, что это не заимствовано из английского?

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