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MOSCOW FlNiL 2008

Pocket Phrasebook

20 phrases in Russian that will be of use to English football fans during the Champion League Finals in Moscow*

PRIVET fpree-vm -

The word that getting

acquainted with Russia

and Russian people should

begin with. Other useful

words of communication:

Spasibo [spa-SEE-bal,

Pozhaluista [pa-ZHAH-luista],

Do svidanya [da svee-

DAHN-ya], S Novym godom

[s NO-vym GO-dom].

OFIGET! [ah-fee-

GET] -expression of delight

and positive emotions. To be

pronounced with enthusiasm.

An equivalent of an

English <<Wow!>>S.y nonims:

Ukh ty! [OOKH ty], Velikolepno!

[ve-lee-ka-LEP-na],

Klyovo! [KLYO-va].

CHYORT POBERI!

[CHORT pa-bee-REE] -

expression of disappointment.

Synonims: Blin

gorely! IBLEEN ga-REHlyl,

Mat' moya zhenshchina

[MAT ma-YAH ZHENshchee-

nal, Vot zhopa,

obidno, da? [vot ZHO-pa,

a-BEED-na, DAH?].

DAI ZAKURIT

[dai za-koo-REET]

or

SIGAREN NE

NAI DYOTSYA?

[see-gah-REH-ty ne

nai-DYOT-sya] - a popular

way of starting talking

to a stranger in public.

Said by a woman it means

she is flirting with you.

If it's a man who is asking

you for a cigarette in

a deserted place you are

l~kelyto end up being in

trouble.

MYACH KRUGLY

[myach KROOG-ly] -

a good phrase to keep up

a conversation about football.

Very politically correct

and meaningless.

MYAS0 [MYA-sa]

and

KONl [KOH-nil -the

largest groups of football

fans in Moscow. Koni are

CSKA fans and prefer red

and blue colors. Myaso, or

Svinyi, are Spartak fans

and wear red and white.

YA BOLEYU ZA ...

[yah ba-LEH-yu zah] -

to be followed by the name

of your team.

U MOEGO

PRADEDUSHKI

BYLl RUSSKIYE

KORNl [ooh ma-yeh-

GOH pra-DEH-doosh-ki

BY-li ROOS-kee-yeh

KOR-nil -a good phrase

to use in any conversation

in Russia. Similar phrases:

Sir Alex Ferguson - moi

stary drug [sir Alex Ferguson

- MOI STA-ry droogl,

Moskva -zamechatelny

gorod [mask-VAH za-me-

CHAH-tel-ny GO-rod],

Khorosho sidim [kha-ra-

SHO see-DEEM], Yeshchyo

po pivu? [ye-SHCHOH

pa PEE-vool, Ty menya

uvazhayesh? [ty me-NYA

00-va-ZHAH-yesh].

LISHNY BlLETlK

[LEESH-ny bee-LEHteek]

- tickets sold by

individuals near a stadium

entrance or next to a ticket

office, who turn out to be

ticket touts. If you want

to buy such a ticket you

should ask passers-by

<<Net li lishnego biletika?,,

[net lee LEESH-ne-ga bee-

LEH-tee-kal. Tickets sold

by touts can turn out to be

counterfeit.

SEMECHKI [sEHmech-

keel -a Russian

version of popcorn. Cheap

snack that stomachs are

filled with during sports

events. Semechki are

roasted sunflower seeds.

They are sold wrapped

in old newspapers near

metro stations or next to

a stadium entrance. Shell

the husk before enjoying

semechki.

MENT [myent] -

a disrespectful way of

calling a Russian policeman,

an equivalent of

an English <<cop)>F. our

types of police can be

seen at football matches

in Moscow: police -people

with serious faces in

grey uniform; internal

forces [military police] -

soldiers that cordon off

the stadium, OMON [ah-

MOHN] [special police

forces] - men in helmets

with faceshields armed

with batons; detectives

in plain clothes. To solve

any problems with police

you should use a phrase:

<<Tovarishch militsioner,

khotite ya vam sdelayu

priglashenie v Angliyu?

[ta-VAH-rishch meelee-

tsee-ah-NEHR,

kha-TEE-the yah vahm

SDEH-la-you pree-glah-

SHEH-nee-yeh v ANGlee-

yul.

SUMOCHKU OTKROITE

[sOO-matchkoo

aht-KROl-teh] -

A traditional request by

police that perform the

job of stewards near an

entrance to a stadium. For

security reasons you will

be asked to walk through

a metal detector and your

bag will be searched for

banned items, such as

edged and stabbing weapons

and items, explosives

and alcohol drinks. Also

banned are glass bottles,

and you will be asked to

keep plastic bottles open.

OBEZYANNIK

[ah-bez-YAHN-nik] -

a barred cell for detained

at a police station. A place

hard to forget.

BIOTUALET [biotoo-

ah-LET] -another

place hard to forget. Plastic

white and blue cabins

that Moscow authorities

have introduced trying to

solve the problem of lack

of public toilets. Particularly

fastidious people are

not recommended to use

them. For the rest the fee

of 10 to 15 rubles applies.

CHEBUREK [che-boo-

RECK] - a popular kind of

fast food in Moscow, a piece

of fried dough with meat filling,

it's a Tatar dish. If you buy

a cheburek out in the street

you are likely to satisfy your

hunger, but are just as likely

to get a stomach ache.

MATRYOSHKA

[mat-RYOSH-ka]

and

USHANKA [wh-

SHAHN-ka] - most popular

Moscow souvenirs. As soon

as your suitcase is filled up

with wooden dolls and big

<<hairy>h>a ts, you will need

a phrase: c<Spasibo, mne

bolshe nichego ne nuzhno

vvashei strane,, [spa-SEEba,

mne BOL-sheh neeche-

GOH ne NOOZH-na v

VAH-shei strah-NEHI.

NOLKA [WOLkah]

- a frivolous girl that

doesn't feel restricted by

rules of social behavior.

A most popular Moscow

sight. Key phrases to use

to meet a tyolka in the

street; gDevushka, vy svobodnysegodnyavecherom?>>

[DEH-voosh-kah, vy

sva-BOD-ny se-GOD-nya

VEH-che-roml, <<Kotory

seichas chas?>>[ ka-TOH-ry

say-CHAHS chahsl, aKak

proiti v rnavzolei?>> [kak

prai-TEE v mav-za-LAY].

OBMENNIK [ab-

MEN-nik] -a private

office for foreign currency

exchange. Obmenniki can

be found almost near every

metro station. They can

easily be identified thanks

to large boards with currency

exchange rates,

which are usually lower

than in banks. You are

likely to be cheated.

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Edited by RUSSIANSP1

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