What English words of russian origin do you know?

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What English words of russian origin do you know?

Postby semitsvetic » Feb 16th, 15, 19:25

What English words of russian origin do you know? It's for a project at school. Thanks in advance. :D

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Re: What English words of russian origin do you know?

Postby Taras » Feb 18th, 15, 21:17

Perestroika, glasnost, pelmeni, to kerzhakov, a tsar, a sputnik, valenki, vodka, vint (card game). Probably words 'vareniki' and 'khinkali' have been borrowed from the Russian language too.

You can find much more English words having been borrowed from Russian here: http://www.multitran.ru/c/m.exe?a=110&s ... &l1=2&l2=1 (it's Multitran dictionary, terms on a subject 'Russian language').

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Re: What English words of russian origin do you know?

Postby matveimediaarts » Mar 9th, 15, 04:46

There aren't any. There are loan words transliterated from Russian, like vodka, sputnik, and the others previously mentioned. But Russian and English only overlap in a few cases because they are both indo-European languages. i.e. шоколада (chocolate), лампа (lamp), and so on.

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Re: What English words of russian origin do you know?

Postby Cormac » Mar 11th, 15, 22:09

matveimediaarts wrote:... because they are both indo-European languages. i.e. шоколад (chocolate), лампа (lamp), and so on.


Excuse me a little note: "chocolate / шоколад" is not a word of Indo-European origin. Its origin is Aztec, "xocoatl". The Spanish brought it to Europe and called "chocolate".
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Re: What English words of russian origin do you know?

Postby Taras » Mar 12th, 15, 14:30

Guys,
just a remark - the nominative case of the Russian equivalent of 'chocolate' is 'шоколад', not 'шоколада'. The latter is the genitive form of 'шоколад'.

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Re: What English words of russian origin do you know?

Postby Cormac » Mar 12th, 15, 14:51

Okay, thanks. I already edited my previous post.


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