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    What IS this?

    privet bufet

    OK Privet I know is HI but bufet?

    буфет <- this is what I get when I de-transliterate ...

    then I go to dictionary ... the closest I find to this word is:
    буфера (f) [bufera]: Breasts – “buffers”.

    Um is he saying what I think he is saying or something else?

    Help?

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    Re: What IS this?

    Quote Originally Posted by emeraldeyez
    privet bufet

    OK Privet I know is HI but bufet?

    буфет <- this is what I get when I de-transliterate ...

    then I go to dictionary ... the closest I find to this word is:
    буфера (f) [bufera]: Breasts – “buffers”.

    Um is he saying what I think he is saying or something else?

    Help?
    He doesn't really mean that. The word "bufet" (буфет) rhymes with "privet" (привет), so nothing offensive (unless you find it attractive of course ). Another common example is wishing farewell in the following way: "Chao-kakao" (чао-какао).

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    Re: What IS this?

    Is there a meaning to it with the rhyming?

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    Re: What IS this?

    Буфет = "a bar, a cafeteria, a counter" or "a sideboard".
    It has nothing to do with breasts.

    No meaning and no offence. Just a childish rhyme.

    PS. "Буфет" is a common word and I'm surprised it's not in your dictionary (while "буфера" which is slangish are there). What dictionary are you using?

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    Re: What IS this?

    Ah ......got it. LOL

    Thanks so much ...
    Hm ... what childish rhyme could I say back to him?

    Would you know something equally appropriate that shows "two" meanings? пожалуйста и спасибо

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    Re: What IS this?

    Quote Originally Posted by gRomoZeka

    PS. "Буфет" is a common word and I'm surprised it's not in your dictionary (while "буфера" which is slangish are there). What dictionary are you using?

    буфет, -а
    м (для продажи закусок) snack bar , (шкаф) sideboard from - http://dictionary.reverso.net/russian-english/

    and then ...

    буфера (f) [bufera]: Breasts – “buffers”. from - http://www.russki-mat.net/

    another friend told me that he was speaking slang so this is what I came up with. So my one friend helping to translate what the other said was just making fun of my ignorance. LOL

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    Re: What IS this?

    Quote Originally Posted by emeraldeyez
    Hm ... what childish rhyme could I say back to him?
    Just answer back "privet" and see how childish he could get. The sooner you learn that the better ..

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    Re: What IS this?

    emeraldeyez wrote:
    Hm ... what childish rhyme could I say back to him?
    You can say "Привет, выпить нет!"
    If my post contains errors of any kind, I'd appreciate anyone setting me straight.

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    Re: What IS this?

    Quote Originally Posted by emeraldeyez
    Hm ... what childish rhyme could I say back to him?
    Здорово, корова!
    Zdarova, karova!
    (Hi, cow!)

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    Re: What IS this?

    Quote Originally Posted by Wowik
    Quote Originally Posted by emeraldeyez
    Hm ... what childish rhyme could I say back to him?
    Здарово, корова!
    Zdarova, karova!
    (Hi, cow!)

    Hahaa ... to to funny!

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    Re: What IS this?

    Quote Originally Posted by emeraldeyez
    Quote Originally Posted by Wowik
    Здорово, корова!
    Hahaa ... to to funny!
    It is old traditional and always popular joke greeting.
    Привет, буфет! is just a new insipid calque of "Здарово, корова!"

    Здорово! is an abbreviation of Здравствуй!

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    Re: What IS this?

    Странно. Про буфет первый раз слышу.
    "Кто переставил корень на приставку?!" (с) Леонид Сумцев

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    Re: What IS this?

    Quote Originally Posted by lead4blade
    Странно. Про буфет первый раз слышу.
    Я тоже, эта фигня недавно появилась. http://yandex.ru/yandsearch?text=%22%EF ... 4%E5%F2%22
    Может из какой-то песенки, промелькнувшей пару-другую лет назад?

    Привет, буфет — а пива нет!

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    Re: What IS this?

    Quote Originally Posted by Wowik
    Quote Originally Posted by emeraldeyez
    Hm ... what childish rhyme could I say back to him?
    Здорово, корова!
    Zdarova, karova!
    (Hi, cow!)

    I must thank you again for this!

    He LOVED it. He was laughing so hard and wanted to know where I got this.

    He liked it so much he showed another friend of his and his friend laughed too.

    Thank you!

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    Re: What IS this?

    Are there others like these?

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    Re: What IS this?

    I wrote several posts before.
    Привет, выпить нет? ( meaning: "Hi, have you got any booze to drink?" (jokingly))
    If my post contains errors of any kind, I'd appreciate anyone setting me straight.

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    Re: What IS this?

    Quote Originally Posted by emeraldeyez
    Are there others like these?
    Дай папироску, у тебя брюки в полоску.

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    Re: What IS this?

    Здорово! Ты бык, а я корова. Ты брык, а я в арык.
    Zdorovo! Ty byk a ja korova. Ty bryk a ja v aryk.
    Hi! You're a bool and I'm a cow. You kick and I fall down to the irrigation canal.

    Здравствуй, здравствуй, друг прекрасный!
    Zdravstvuj, zdravstvuj, drug prekrasnyj!
    Greetigs, greetings, fine friend.

    Наше вам с кисточкой.
    Nashe vam s kistochkoj.
    Ours to you with a tassel.
    (Comic greeting. I have no idea about origin and literal meaning.)

    Привет, валет!
    Privet, valet!
    Hi, knave!
    (Here "knave" has only a meaning of a card between "queen" and "10")

    Трям!
    Trjam!
    (Nonsence greeting from the old soviet animated cartoon.)

    И тебе того же в обратный зад в тройном размере.
    I tebe togo zhe v obratnyj zad b trojnom razmere.
    To your backward hind the same tripled.
    "Россия для русских" - это неправильно. Остальные-то чем лучше?

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    Re: What IS this?

    Quote Originally Posted by it-ogo
    И тебе того же в обратный зад в тройном размере.
    I tebe togo zhe v obratnyj zad b trojnom razmere.
    To your backward hind the same tripled.
    Sorry, but this one is absolutely horrible and vaguely offending.
    Moreover, what you so tactfully translated "To your backward hind" in my opinion is slightly veiled "the same up your ass tripled".

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    Re: What IS this?

    Quote Originally Posted by gRomoZeka
    Sorry, but this one is absolutely horrible and vaguely offending.
    Yes, this ambiguity can be accepted as offence. Don't use in public speeches!
    "Россия для русских" - это неправильно. Остальные-то чем лучше?

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