Learn Russian online: False Friends

False Friends

"False friends of a translator" are misleading words that trick you into thinking that you know them and then they stab you in the back by meaning something very different from what expected them to mean. In this episode of Ruspod Shorts you'll learn a whole bunch of Russian words that sound or look very similar to the English ones but are, in fact, completely different.


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Vocabulary

магазин
[mah-gah-ZEEN]

a store

журнал
[zhoor-NAHL]

a magazine, or a journal

новелла
[nah-VEH-llah]

a novella

роман
[rah-MAHN]

a novel

романс
[rah-MAHNS]

a lyrical love song

проспект
[prah-SPYEHKT]

a wide street, an avenue

фамилия
[fah-MEE-lee-yah]

a last name

артист
[ahr-TEEST]

an actor

кабинет
[kah-bee-NYEHT]

an office

аккуратный
[ahk-koo-RAHT-nyi]

tidy, careful

Аккуратно!
[ahk-koo-RAHT-nah]

 Сareful!