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    Words that I overheard but can't figure out what they mean

    Lately I've been trying to listen to people speaking Russian and see if I recognize the words. These are the words I heard but can't understand:

    Skazal
    Rushka
    Holodney
    Kupit
    Parotchke
    Pakasha


    Do any of these sound like an actual word?

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    Skazal -> said (Он сказал -> He said)

    Rushka -> Would it be ручка? If so, means "pen".

    Holodney -> Холодно? Means "cold".

    Kupit -> Verb "to buy".

    I'm not sure about the others, so I won't try.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Valda View Post
    SkazalRushkaHolodneyKupitParotchkePakasha
    Where does the stress fall in holodey? It could be хол[b]о[b]дный (cold, masculine adjective) or холодн[b]е[b]й (more cold, a comparative form).Parotchke - парочка. This is a diminutive form of пара, meaning a couple or a pair, depending on the context. Pakasha - doesn't really sound like a word. Perhaps "пока что"? It sounds somewhat like pakashta and means "so far", "at the time being", "still".

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    Yes, translocations, you're probably most correct My ears are yet untrained for Russian. Thank you for helping me figure it out . You too fabricio! And yes, it was probably rutchka and not rushka, it could sound awful alike.

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    New words I overheard today:

    Pridelas
    Natchenayet
    Pry-dotat
    Ognasha


    These are the 4 I wrote, can you come up with anything for those?

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    Natchenayet — начина́ет [nə.ʨɪ.ˈna.ɪt] “he/she begins” (3rd person present tense of начина́ть (imperfect aspect) “to begin”)

    Pridelas — ?
    — (?) приде́лать [prɪ.ˈdʲe.ɫətʲ] — “to attach”
    — (?) преде́ла [prɪ.ˈdʲe.ɫə] — genitive case of преде́л “limit”
    — (?) проде́лась (проде́лось) [prɐ.ˈdʲe.ɫəsʲ] “it has been passed through” (fem. (or neut.) past tense of проде́ться (perfect aspect), продева́ться (imperfect aspect) “to be passed through”)

    Pry-dotat, ognasha — ?

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    It would be more useful and more easy for us to guess if you would provide context or a full sentence in which you've heard these words.
    So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish

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