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    what does КРАНК mean

    I think it's some cool youngster word, can anyone help translate КРАНК?

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    There is no such word.
    -- Да? Коту Ваське, бл##?
    -- Нет, Я кот Васька :-/

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    I think it's slang

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    No, it's not a word. Where did you see/hear it?

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    If 'КРАНК' exists it's not common. I'm sure 99% of native speakers never heard of it. My first reaction was to say there's no such word too, but then I remembered that PROBABLY I 've heard it once (or was it 'КРЭНК'? I'm not sure).

    It had something to do with music - a minor hip-hop style or rapper's name... I guess...

    Another possibility is that it means exactly what it means in English, if this word has some slang meaning. Teenagers often use English slang words, only slightly altered to correspond with Russian phonetics.

    But again, it's unknown to the vast majority of native speakers, so there's no point in learning this 'word'.

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    Re: what does КРАНК mean

    Quote Originally Posted by kid
    I think it's some cool youngster word, can anyone help translate КРАНК?
    My first thought was: sick/ill, because it's "krank" in German.
    In Russian, all nationalities and their corresponding languages start with a lower-case letter.

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    A context is required to guess what it could be. If it wasn't seen written then there is a big chance that it is not what was actually said. The closest word I can think of would be КРАНТЫ, which is a slang for "that's the end" when the outcome is (going to be) really bad...

    Кранты, машина накрылась
    or in normal Russian:
    Конец, машина сломалась
    or in English:
    That's it, the car broke down.

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    The bear looked at the car, and reflections of fire danced in his eyes. He knew what to do.

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    Yes, the context was rap/hip-hop, a word used to describe a cool photo of a pretty girl. I saw it written, so am sure that's the right spelling. Suppose it probably does mean 'sick' in the way we use it to mean 'cool' in the UK then?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kid
    Suppose it probably does mean 'sick' in the way we use it to mean 'cool' in the UK then?
    By googling "Что такое кранк?" ("What's "кранк"?) I've found some info.
    It is new and relatively unknown hip-hop style, originated in Atlanta. The word is also used among fans as a substitute to some expletives and words like "cool", "whoa", etc.

    So you're right, it does mean "cool" in this context, but the word itself is not related to German "sick", it's just a coinsidence.

    ...Во-первых, им иногда заменяют нецензурные выражения. Типа, "мля". Во-вторых, оно незаменимо, когда остальные превосходные эпитеты вроде "cool", "hype", а также "крутой", "клевый" и "омуенный", кажутся недостаточно емкими. Наконец, есть симпатичная версия о происхождении слова "crunk" от смешения "crazy" (безумие) и "drunk" (пьянство). Хотя главный эксперт в этом вопросе, Lil Jon, говорит, что "crunk" означает высшее энергетическое состояние. Этим словом он называет созданное им же направление в хип-хопе.
    http://streetbeat.ru/forum/lofiversion/ ... t1547.html

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    Great, thanks!

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    re:

    If it is slang from Atlanta ... its 'Crunk'

    Crunk is kind of like partying but its getting loud, excited, partying etc...

    A celebrity has created an energy drink called 'crunk juice'

    it is street/teen slang.

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