Specialist: Russian language

From the quiz on 4/7/17.

  1. Little water” is the literal meaning of which Russian word, which has also been used in English since the early 19th century? Vodka

  2. What is the English meaning of the common Russian phrase «Как дела?» (Kak dela)? “How are you?”

  3. What is the name of the heavily Russian-influenced argot spoken by Alex and other teenagers in Anthony Burgess’s novel A Clockwork Orange? Nadsat

  4. The Cyrillic letter en, which in Russian is pronounced like /n/ or /nʲ/, is virtually identical to which upper-case Latin letter? H

  5. The Russian language is notable for having two basic words — голубой (goluboy) and синий (siniy) — for what in English would be described as two different shades of which single colour? Blue


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