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    Anyone have any ideas on how you would say the word "wow" in Russian? Or the phrase "my goodness"? Both would be used in the context of seeing or doing something that is a pleasant suprise.

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    wow is just like "Vow". sometimes spelled like 'Воу' or something. Im not sure if its actually spelled but it sounds like "wow" or "vow". And i guess "My goodness" could be "боже мой" but that's literally "oh my god".
    Вот это да, я так люблю себя. И сегодня я люблю себя, ещё больше чем вчера, а завтра я буду любить себя to ещё больше чем сегодня. Тем что происходит,я вполне доволен!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dogboy182
    wow is just like "Vow". sometimes spelled like 'Воу' or something. Im not sure if its actually spelled but it sounds like "wow" or "vow". And i guess "My goodness" could be "боже мой" but that's literally "oh my god".
    Thanks.

    "Oh my God" is good, too. I assume that would be pronounced as,
    BAzhye moy?

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    It's more like BO-zhe

    I think the Russian version of "wow", expressing pleasant surprise, is something like "ух ты!"
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    "ух ты!"
    Yea thats good, i wouldnt have thought of that. But russians do also say something that resembles a 'wow' which is probly ur closest fitting answer to the question.
    Вот это да, я так люблю себя. И сегодня я люблю себя, ещё больше чем вчера, а завтра я буду любить себя to ещё больше чем сегодня. Тем что происходит,я вполне доволен!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dogboy182
    "ух ты!"
    Yea thats good, i wouldnt have thought of that. But russians do also say something that resembles a 'wow' which is probly ur closest fitting answer to the question.
    Yes, young people use the Russian version of 'wow' these days. It's very embarrasing and sounds second-hand and nonsense. I fear for this expressing surpise to completely replace our own. Chort.
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    The borrowed slang equivalent for "wow" is "вау". But, like Rtyom noticed, if you say "вау" you would be considered (as?) uneducated.
    The literary equivalents suitable for an educated and literate person are:
    "Ничего себе!" or "Ух ты!" or "Потрясающе!"

    And another, informal one, my favourite: "Ни фига себе!"
    Actually, "Ни фига себе!" is the most commonly used, the best equivalent for "Wow!". But one should always keep in mind that it's an informal version.

    But young people, unfortunately, persistently say "Вау!"
    I'm a rare exception

    Edited:
    Actually, I was exaggerating. Most of young people don’t say "вау" I suppose. At least I hope so.
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    Another translation - ого!

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