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What They Didn't Teach You in Russian Class

Slang Phrases for the Cafe, Club, Bar, Bedroom, Ball Game and More

Grubbing on pierogies at a a Russian deli...
Pounding vodka shots at Moscow’s hottest dance club...
Cheering for the local hockey team at the stadium...


Drop the textbook formality and chat with the locals in Russia’s everyday language.

• What’s up? Как дела?
• He’s/She’s a hottie. Он/Она красавчик/красотка.
• Let’s go get wasted. Пойдём побухать.
• Goooooooaaaaaaal! Гоооооооол!
• This is crappy vodka. Эта водка хреновая.
• Let’s have a quickie. Давай по быстрому.