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наставить рога

Expression USED On Occasion BY Older Generations

(v.) • (to put horns on [somebody]) • To cheat on someone. Depictions of a stag-horned cheated-on man are often in jokes and caricatures relating to cheating.

"Он убил свою жену за то, что она наставила ему рога."

"He has killed his wife because she put horns on him."

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Я/МЫ Тихий Океан

Expression USED On Occasion BY Everyone

(I/WE Pacific Ocean) • An expression that became popular on social media in October 2020 after the eco-disaster on Kamchatka in Russia on the Pacific coast.

"Тысячи животных погибли! Спасите Тихий океан! Я/МЫ Тихий Океан"

"Thousands of animals have died! Save the Pacific Ocean! I/WE Pacific Ocean"

Confirmed by 2 people

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Russian Russia

хрущоба

Portmanteau USED On Occasion BY Everyone

(n.) • A contraction of the words "хрущёвка" and "трущеба". It is an unofficial name of type of low-cost apartment building which was developed in the USSR during the early 1960s, during the time of Nikita Khrushchev.

"Мда... живем в какой-то хрущобе. Жду не дождусь переезда."

"Hmm... we live in some kind of khrushcheba. I can't wait to move."

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яжмать

Word USED Frequently BY Everyone

(n.) • (I'm a mother) • A woman who demonstrates double standards in relation to her child in comparison with others, which often manifests itself, including in the form of justifying the child's bad actions.

"Эта яжмать никак не поймет, что её ребенок невоспитанный."

"This "I'm a mother" will never understand that her child is ill-mannered."

Russian Russia

омномном

Sound USED Frequently BY Everyone

The Russian sound for eating.

"Омномном... обожаю жареные картошки."

"Omnomnom... I love fried potatoes."

Confirmed by 4 people

Russian Russia

#церковьзасестер

Hashtag USED On Occasion BY Everyone

(#ChurchIsForTheSisters) • A hashtag created by two Russian girls to draw the church's attention to the case of Hachaturyan sisters, who are at risk of imprisonment after the planned murder of their own father. For a long time, the Hachaturyan sisters were subjected to domestic violence and coercion into sexual acts by their father.

"Церковь должна быть на стороне жертв. #церковьзасестер"

"The church must be on the side of the victims. #ChurchIsForTheSisters"

Russian Russia

#янехотелаумирать

Hashtag USED Frequently BY Everyone

(#IDidn'tWantToDie) • A hashtag created by two Russian influencers, Alena Popova and Sasha Mitroshina, to raise awareness about the problem of domestic violence.

"Жертвы должны быть услышаны! #янехотелаумирать"

"Victims must be heard! #IDidn'tWantToDie"

Confirmed by 3 people

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Я/МЫ

Word USED Frequently BY Everyone

(I/WE) • Initially used in 2019 to condemn the unfair detention of a correspondent of the newspaper "Meduza", Ivan Golunov. It became a symbol of solidarity and a meme.

"Я/МЫ - это вся страна."

"I/We are the whole country."

Confirmed by 3 people

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Russian Russia

жиза

Slang USED Frequently BY Everyone

A situation that the speaker has personally encountered.

"Да ладно тебе, это же жиза!"

"Come on, this is life!"

Confirmed by 4 people

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кек

Slang USED Frequently BY Everyone

It is used to express a grin, often ironic. Equivalent to the English 'LOL' and 'kek'.

"Я сегодня поскользнулся! Кек."

"I slipped today! LOL."

Confirmed by 2 people

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Мем

Slang USED Very frequently BY Teens

(n.) • Direct translation of the English word "meme".

"Я смотрю мем сейчас."

"I am looking at a meme right now."

Confirmed by 4 people

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велик

Word USED Frequently BY Everyone

(n.) It means "bicycle".

"Мне нужно срочно купить велик."

"I urgently need to buy a bicycle."

Russian Russia

Сколько лет, сколько зим

Expression USED Frequently BY Most People

(how many years, how many winters) • It is used for telling somebody that you have not seen each other for a long time.

"Привет! Сколько лет, сколько зим!"

"Hi! How many years, how many winters."

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привет

Standard Phrase USED Very frequently BY Most People

It means “hi” or “hello”.

"Привет! Как дела?"

"Hi! How are you?"

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Russian Russia

тук-тук

Sound USED Frequently BY Most People

Sound made when knocking on a door.

«Тук-тук, можно войти?»

“Knock knock, may I come in?”

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Рашка

Slang USED Very frequently BY Everyone

It is a slang name of Russia.

"Кто хочет поехать в Рашку? Там много уникальных мест."

"Who wants to go to Russia? There are many unique places."

Confirmed by 5 people

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инфасотка

Slang USED Frequently BY Everyone

Accurate information. It shows that a person is one hundred percent sure of something.

"Он с ней встречается - инфасотка."

"He's dating her. I'm sure about it."

Confirmed by 3 people

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Ехать зайцем

Idiom USED Frequently BY Everyone

(to travel as a rabbit ) • To go by bus/train without paying for a ticket.

"Он был оштрафован, за то что ехал в автобусе зайцем."

"He was fined for travelling as a rabbit."

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ничего себе!

Expression USED Very frequently BY Everyone

It is an expression used to show amazement or wonderment.

"Я открыла дверь комнаты и увидела муж, обнимающий другую женщину у меня перед глазами!" "Ничего себе!"

"I opened the door and saw my husband hugging another woman in front of my eyes!" "Wow!"

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телега

Slang USED Very frequently BY Everyone

It is a slang name of the application Telegram.

"Я отправил тебе кое-что в телеге, проверь."

"I sent you something on Telegram, check it out."

Confirmed by 2 people