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Music

In this episode of Ruspod Shorts: subliminal alcoholic messages of 70s rock hits,  and Russian music vocabulary, including derogatory terms for bad pop-music and names of specifically Russian musical genres.


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Vocabulary

водки найду
[what can I do]

I'll find some vodka

музыка
[MOO-zyh-kah]

music

рок
[rohk]

rock

русский рок
[ROOS-keey rohk]

Russian rock

поп-музыка
[pohp-MOO-zyh-kah]

pop music

попса
[pahp-sah]

pop music (derogatory)

панк
[pahnk]

punk

опера
[OH-pyeh-rah]

opera

джаз
[jahz]

jazz

блюз
[blyooz]

blues

хип-хоп
[kheep-khohp]

hip-hop

классика
[KLAH-see-kah]

classical music

альтернатива
[ahl'-tehr-nah-TEE-vah]

alternative

авторская песня
[AH-ftahr-skah-yah PYES-nyah]

singer-songwriter music

шансон
[shahn-SOHN]

a Russian genre of music, criminal & romance songs