Results 1 to 10 of 10

Thread: Ширпотреб

  1. #1
    Завсегдатай Ramil's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    Other Universe
    Posts
    8,501
    Rep Power
    27

    Ширпотреб

    Is there any disparaging slang name for mass consumption products?
    There is a soviet word ширпотреб in Russian (derived from товары широкого потребления) - usually cheap and of a bad quality. I'm trying to find an equivalent.
    Send me a PM if you need me.

  2. #2
    Завсегдатай
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Location
    Москва, Зеленоград.
    Posts
    2,040
    Rep Power
    11

    Re: Ширпотреб

    Quote Originally Posted by Ramil
    Is there any disparaging slang name for mass consumption products?
    There is a soviet word ширпотреб in Russian (derived from товары широкого потребления) - usually cheap and of a bad quality. I'm trying to find an equivalent.
    Initially ширпотреб was a special out-of-profile part of production of soviet defence(military) industry.

  3. #3
    Почётный участник
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    UK
    Posts
    74
    Rep Power
    9
    "Tat" is the only word that comes to mind in UK useage. See dictionary link http://dictionary.cambridge.org/define. ... &dict=CALD

  4. #4
    Завсегдатай kalinka_vinnie's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Location
    Sunnyvale, Cali
    Posts
    5,771
    Rep Power
    15
    "Consumer goods" is a way to say it, but it isn't the most slangish expression... I really don't know of anything on the top of my head...
    Hei, rett norsken min og du er død.
    I am a notourriouse misspeller. Be easy on me.
    Пожалуйста! Исправляйте мои глупые ошибки (но оставьте умные)!
    Yo hablo español mejor que tú.
    Trusnse kal'rt eturule sikay!!! ))

  5. #5
    Завсегдатай
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Posts
    3,216
    Rep Power
    13
    Chinese junk?

  6. #6
    Старший оракул
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Location
    Ukraine
    Posts
    837
    Rep Power
    10
    Quote Originally Posted by basurero
    Chinese junk?
    Indeed, even in Russian there appeared a sort of set expression "китайский ширпотреб". It's not just as negative though.

  7. #7
    DDT
    DDT is offline
    Завсегдатай DDT's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2004
    Location
    I have given up the Gambling, the Wine and the Cows!.. I'm back now! ....nope Im gone again!
    Posts
    3,364
    Rep Power
    14
    For cheap imports from Japan the expression was "Jap crаp". You don't hear it anymore because the japanese make pretty good stuff now.
    Let me be a free man, free to travel, free to stop, free to work, free to trade where I choose, free to choose my own teachers, free to follow the religion of my fathers, free to talk, think and act for myself. - Chief Joseph, Nez Perce

  8. #8
    Почтенный гражданин
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Posts
    420
    Rep Power
    10
    You'd probably have to use a four-letter word.

  9. #9
    Завсегдатай
    Join Date
    Jun 2003
    Posts
    1,607
    Rep Power
    12
    You don't hear it anymore because the japanese make pretty good stuff now.
    Like what? Like talking moose heads?
    Show yourself - destroy our fears - release your mask

  10. #10
    Завсегдатай kalinka_vinnie's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Location
    Sunnyvale, Cali
    Posts
    5,771
    Rep Power
    15
    Hey my hybrid car is Japanese. I am very content with it
    Hei, rett norsken min og du er død.
    I am a notourriouse misspeller. Be easy on me.
    Пожалуйста! Исправляйте мои глупые ошибки (но оставьте умные)!
    Yo hablo español mejor que tú.
    Trusnse kal'rt eturule sikay!!! ))

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  


Russian Lessons                           

Russian Tests and Quizzes            

Russian Vocabulary