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    спасибо

    Any informal word for спасибо??

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    Пасиба
    спасибочки
    сэнкс - russified "thanks"
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    Quote Originally Posted by Victor
    Пасиба
    спасибочки
    сэнкс - russified "thanks"
    The first two are reduced "спасибо", so they are all the same word. "спасибочки" is used mostly by girls.

    The last one is slang, so if you want to be correct (despite being informal), you'd better don't use it.


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    Re: спасибо

    Quote Originally Posted by maati
    Any informal word for спасибо??
    There's not many options like in English language. What are variations of "thanks/thank you" in English? Unless that's a language like Japanese with strong differentiation of a speaker's status it's hard to think of informal variations.

    Among the options you could use in Russian are the ones mentioned above: пасиб, спасиб, сэнкс (informal)

    Plus, there are formal: спасибо, благодарю

    Plus, you could get less formal by not saying "thank you" and making some kind of compliment or recognizing a favor. For example, "Я как раз этого хотел" (I wanted exactly that), "Ты не представляешь как я этого хотел" (You wouldn't imagine how much I wanted that!), "О, как ты это сделал?" (Wow, how did you do that?), "Классно получилось" (It went out pretty cool), etc.
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    Re: спасибо

    Кстати, может быть я ошибаюсь и русские филологи меня поправят, но я слышал, что русское "спасибо" идет от фразы "Спаси, Бог", "Спаси тебя, Бог"

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