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    One-word translation again

    Can someone help please?!

    Is there a one word translation of the word "devil"?
    What about "the devil himself."

    In the masculine.

    Is such a word or phrase used in Russian?

    Also, is there a short phrase Russians use to refer to someone who is extremely evil, "the devil himself."


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    Devil-бес, дьявол, черт
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    Flowforever,

    Thank you! Is there a way you could provide a pronunciation (in English).

    What do the words mean, word for word?


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    бес (like the word "yes" with a "b" in front of it) is more like demon, from my understanding
    дьявол (close to english; something like diyaval) is "devil"
    черт (chyort) is deuce, but used as a substitute for devil, since he is so vile that people don't want to say his name
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    Barmaley,

    Thanks so much!

    Would russians ever use a term such as "the devil himself" to refer to someone they thought was evil and vile.


    Is there a phrase in Russian for this?




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    Quote Originally Posted by JK
    Barmaley,

    Thanks so much!

    Would russians ever use a term such as "the devil himself" to refer to someone they thought was evil and vile.


    Is there a phrase in Russian for this?

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    Depends on context. But generally it's translated literally:

    сам чёрт (более разговорное)
    сам дъявол (более книжное)

    sam chert
    sam d'yavol
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ramil
    Quote Originally Posted by JK
    Barmaley,

    Thanks so much!

    Would russians ever use a term such as "the devil himself" to refer to someone they thought was evil and vile.


    Is there a phrase in Russian for this?

    JK
    Depends on context. But generally it's translated literally:

    сам чёрт (более разговорное)
    сам дьявол (более книжное)

    sam chert
    sam d'yavol

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    "Аццкий сотона" according to new generation of Russian Net-nerds.
    ("Адский Сатана")

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    Quote Originally Posted by Propp
    "Аццкий сотона" according to new generation of Russian Net-nerds.
    ("Адский Сатана")
    ЛОЛ. Спасибо -- никогда не слышал этот вариант!
    Заранее благодарю всех за исправление ошибок в моём русском.

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