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    Couple of things

    How do you say "soda" (or "pop" if you are from the south) in Russian?
    I looked up "soda" in my dictionary and it said "сода" but somehow, I do not think this is correct.



    Is the following a "контейнер" or a "коробка"?
    Or is there a better term?

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    soda=газированная вода, simply газировка

    контейнер или коробка или даже лоток = all are okay

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    Is "газировка" a common word? I can't seem to find it in my dictionary.
    Will people give me funny looks if I say "Дайте мне газировку пожалуйста."
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    Indra, kwatts isn't asking what Soda Water is, he is asking how you say Soda meaning Carbonated Soft Drink.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TATY
    Indra, kwatts isn't asking what Soda Water is, he is asking how you say Soda meaning Carbonated Soft Drink.
    And she gave a correct answer.

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    er... maybe I haven't been home for too long, but for me, "gazirovka" means one and only one thing -- that is, carbonated water.
    Definitely not pepsi or coke.
    I am not actually sure if there is a common Russian name for the soda pop Thinking about it, I don't use the English word "soda" much either, I usually just name the drink or even use "coke" for everything.
    oh, and as for the dictionary entry, "soda" means "baking soda" in Russian.

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    Quote Originally Posted by laxxy
    Definitely not pepsi or coke.
    But pepsi and coke are carbonated water too, or aren't they? Of course it's more common to call them "пепси" and "кола" but that doesn't change their substance.
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    — Что будешь пить?
    — Есть какая-нибудь газировка?
    — Пепси пойдёт?
    — Угу.

    В определённых контекстах и "Пепси", и "Кока-кола" вполне можно назвать "газировкой" (или "лимонадом"). А уж "Фанту" — сам бог велел.

    Если выражаться немного более формально, то всё это — газированые напитки.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Friendy
    Quote Originally Posted by laxxy
    Definitely not pepsi or coke.
    But pepsi and coke are carbonated water too, or aren't they? Of course it's more common to call them "пепси" and "кола" but that doesn't change their substance.
    Yep, it's carbonated water but with lots of sugar, coloring, caffine, and preservatives. Yummy!
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    Try лимонад.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kwatts59
    Quote Originally Posted by Friendy
    Quote Originally Posted by laxxy
    Definitely not pepsi or coke.
    But pepsi and coke are carbonated water too, or aren't they? Of course it's more common to call them "пепси" and "кола" but that doesn't change their substance.
    Yep, it's carbonated water but with lots of sugar, coloring, caffine, and preservatives. Yummy!
    yup. "gazirovka" for me is just plain or maybe mineral water.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Milanya
    Try лимонад.
    it's probably better (but only because actual lemonade is not really popular in Russia).

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    Quote Originally Posted by laxxy
    yup. "gazirovka" for me is just plain or maybe mineral water.
    Type in "газировка" in Yandex and see how many quality quotes will pop up where this word means sweet soda.

    By quality results I mean quotes from books/reputable media as opposed to posts in web forums etc, where people often use words incorrectly. And mineral water is one thing that "газировка" just can't mean, imho

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    On the second thought, I wouldn't say "коробка" meaning that one in the pic. Контейнер is better. Other suggestions?

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    Re: Couple of things

    Quote Originally Posted by kwatts59
    How do you say "soda" (or "pop" if you are from the south) in Russian?
    Isn't it from the north?

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    Quote Originally Posted by laxxy
    yup. "gazirovka" for me is just plain or maybe mineral water.
    это "минералка"

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    Re: Couple of things

    Quote Originally Posted by saibot
    Quote Originally Posted by kwatts59
    How do you say "soda" (or "pop" if you are from the south) in Russian?
    Isn't it from the north?
    I am originally from New York and I always referred to Coke, Pepsi, Seven Up etc. as soda.
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    Газировка, контейнер are pretty normal. However I've never thought how to call thease things.
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    Re: Couple of things

    Quote Originally Posted by kwatts59
    Quote Originally Posted by saibot
    Quote Originally Posted by kwatts59
    How do you say "soda" (or "pop" if you are from the south) in Russian?
    Isn't it from the north?
    I am originally from New York and I always referred to Coke, Pepsi, Seven Up etc. as soda.
    Maybe it's a midwestern thing then..

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    Re: Couple of things

    Quote Originally Posted by saibot
    Quote Originally Posted by kwatts59
    Quote Originally Posted by saibot
    Quote Originally Posted by kwatts59
    How do you say "soda" (or "pop" if you are from the south) in Russian?
    Isn't it from the north?
    I am originally from New York and I always referred to Coke, Pepsi, Seven Up etc. as soda.
    Maybe it's a midwestern thing then..
    Maybe. What do you call a carbonated beverage it in Minnesota?
    Какая разница, умереть богатым или бедным?

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