all slavic languages

  1. V

    Slavic languages: yes

    I am from Macedonia and macedonian word for "yes" is: "da" I know that it's the same in most of the slavic languages but there is a macedonian dialect spoken in southern macedonia where people use "ya" instead "da" I know that "ya" is used allso in some of the slavic languages too. Is it...
  2. Just_Wil

    All Slavic languages: Come to daddy

    How do you say "come to daddy" in slavic languages, it's a silly question, but I'd really like to know. Thanks! :)
  3. Jana337

    All Slavic languages: Comrade

    Hello, :) In this thread, a Polish forera had difficulty understanding the Czech/Slovak word that communists use(d) for their fellow party members. I realized that I have no clue what the word is in other Slavic languages (just in Russian). So, could you please tell me a) the word (both m and...
  4. übermönch

    All Slavic languages: Borrowings of Slavic origin in other languages

    the only two i can think of is "robot" (from czech) and "Yoghurt", can you think of more? t'should b everyday language words, thus words like perestroika or bolshevik don't count.
  5. Marijka

    All Slavic Languages: nuts - фъстък, arašidi, kikiriki

    I came across the following words for peanuts ( on packaging of chocolate bar :)) : kikiriki - in Serbian & Bosnian (at least I think so, the letters are so small, that I'm not sure about the languages) фъстък - in Bulgarian arašidi - in Slovenian I found it interesting. I would understand if...
  6. Seana

    All Slavic languages: diminutives in general

    Hello I have decided to initiate this thread about diminutives (exclusive of the names) because when I am writing in English, lack those deminutives distorts a sence of my sentence in many cases at all. Referring for instance my speech or informal letter are stiff and pompous. Unfortunately...
  7. A

    All Slavic languages: bull in a china shop

    Does anyone know how does it go the Croatian expression / idiom for "bull in a china shop" hvala Anna
  8. Tchesko

    All Slavic languages: Tak

    Hi all, Does the word tak mean anything in your languages? I'm asking this because a friend of mine suggested she could recognize Czech speakers easily - since they use "tak" every 2 seconds or so, all you have to do is listen... She is right - we use tak pretty often. It has various...
  9. Jana337

    East Slavic languages: Spelling reforms - shedding Russian (Soviet?) influences?

    First off, we've had a successful thread on spelling refoms, but East Slavic langauges didn't feature there. This question was triggered by Krossaffschcheg who mentioned that "i" was dropped from the Russian language after 1917. I didn't know there used to be an "i" in Russian. :o But this...
  10. D

    All Slavic languages: Months

    In some of the languages of the western Slavic countries (Poland, Czechy, Slovakia -- postscript: I have seen that the Slovaks use the Latin names, and that the Ukrainians use nature names -- and Croatian) months are named for seasonal features. Some of the names don't match between languages...
  11. D

    All Slavic languages: Kraj

    Right now there is a thread in which it has come to light that 'jagoda' means strawberry to most Slavs, but it means blueberry to Poles. This reminds me that in Russian and Ukrainian, 'kraj' means "border", but it means something like "homeland" in Polish. (In World War 2, the Poles called...
  12. Musique

    All Slavic Languages: Excuse me?

    Greetings, I would like to know how to say "Excuse me?" in all of the Slavic languages. Like you didn't hear something. Thank you for your time, Musique
  13. O

    Artificial Slavic languages

    Did you know that a language called 'Slovio' has been created by a Slovak linguist called Mark Hucko to help Slavic speakers intercommunicate? It is derived from proto-Slavic, the ancient common ancestor of all Slavic languages. You can read about 'Slovio' in Wikipedia and there is a link to the...
  14. K

    All Slavic languages: Peace, svet, mir

    + in russian "svet" also means "light" :) [свет] = light = world world = [мир] [мир] = peace That trouble because after 1917 year from russian alphabeth dropped letter "i". :)) before 1917 [мир] = "peace", but [мiр] = "world" => Tolstoy's "War and Peace" translated wrong. Rightly is "War and...
  15. Jagoda

    All Slavic languages: Jagoda, jahoda, strawberry, blueberry

    Jagoda = Blueberry ;)
  16. Suane

    All Slavic languages: Easy and difficult ones

    What do you think in general, what language is for you the easiest one to study? Or what languages are common in your country to study? And according to your opinion what slavic language is relatively the easiest one to understant for all slavic nations without previous studying? And what slavic...
  17. C

    All Slavic languages: Difficulties with azbuka

    Hi, Please allow me to disagree with this statement !!! I think people with "latin" alphabet more often get cofused when learning another "latin" foreign language, especially with the pronounciation of similar letters and so on, and that reflects the way they write too...People with...
  18. T

    All Slavic languages: "Ř" versus "Rz" etc.

    Hello, friends!/ Ahoj, děcka! I have one question which I am sure some of You could me help with. We Czechs tend to be proud of our unique sound of "ř", which is - as world´s rarest consonant - mentioned also in Guiness Book of Records.But, of course, Poles have their "rz", which sounds very...
  19. O

    All Slavic languages: Sibilants

    Hi. I would like to know which Slavic languages distinguish between apical and laminal sibilants. According to the Wikipedia, it seems that Serbian and Croatian do. How phonemically relevant is the distinction (i.e., are there many minimal pairs of words that distinguish themselves only in...
  20. S

    All Slavic languages: Neutral gender

    Hi all, I was wondering if the Slavic languages have a neuter gender like english or are they like french with just 2 genders. Also, do the adjectives need to agree with the noun in terms of gender and number? And are there differences within the various Slavic languages in these regards? I have...
  21. cyanista

    All Slavic languages: No man can kill me!

    This is taken from "The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King" (the film, not the book). If you remember, the Witch-king - the greatest of the Nazgul - utters these words shortly before being killed by a woman.:) Eowen says in return: "I'm no man" and pierces him with her sword. It's all...
  22. Thomas1

    All Slavic languages: ли, li, -li

    I was reading an article about the stress in Russian language (which is quite complicated) which says that ‘ли’ clitic is never stressed and encountered such sentences: 1 Не знаете ли Вы, когда будет электричка? 2. Хочешь ли ты пойти на выставку? 3. Женя спрашивает, будешь ли ты на...
  23. cyanista

    All Slavic languages: dark blonde

    Well, I think I'll make it a new thread after all! :)
  24. Lev Yakupov

    All Slavic languages: Titles on the spines of books

    Hello there! Today is a my turn to put a question here :) Not far ago, I read this article in which state's that in western europe all books bindings printed from top to bottom, while in russia in other way. Example: (img from So I've a question: In which...
  25. D

    All Slavic languages: blue

    I am curious about the words Slavic languages have for the color "blue". Here is a question I have had since I studied Russian, over 30 years ago. They taught us that the Russians do not think of голубой (goluboj), the color of the sky (nebo, obloha),as a variation of cиний (sinij), but...
  26. xinelo

    All Slavic languages: Significant agents of modernization

    I would be very grateful if people could provide translations into any Slavic language for the following sentences: [1a] They have become significant agents of modernization. [1b] They have become significant agents of modernization. ... knowing that, in sentence [1a], they refers to only...
  27. Whodunit

    All Slavic languages: Dual forms for numbers

    Moderator note: I want the thread to receive attention of all Slavic speaker. It was originally a Czech question, but I decided to change the name and treat Czech just as a case study. Jana Recently, I read that Czech and other Slavic languages lost their dual forms in the Middle Age...
  28. Jana337

    All Slavic languages: Long vowels

    I recently wrestled with the spelling of some Slovak words. My mother, who was schooled in Slovakia, pointed out that there is a rule, almost without exception, according to which Slovak words never have more than one long vowel. I swear, it was the first time I had heard about such a rule. I...
  29. martinemussies

    Russian & other Slavic languages: Cyrillic script

    Hi everybody !! :D Since I'm studying Russian, I'm very interested in other Slavic languages too. What are the differences in the Cyrillics between Serbian/Bulgarian/Ukrainian and Russian? I know for example that Urainian uses an "I" in the name of their capital. :) Love to know more about...
  30. martinemussies

    Russian & other Slavic languages: Similar words

    Hi there! :D While trying to learn Russian... I was wondering the following. People often tell me, that when one knows a bit of Russian, he/she can easily understand some of the other Slavonic languages as well. IS THIS TRUE? What do you think about it? And do you guys know words that are...
  31. D

    All Slavic languages: Freight exchange

    Hello ! I would be gratefull if someone translate me the word FREIGHT EXCHANGE in any of the folowing languages BULGARIAN, Slovakia, Belarus, Ukraine, Macedonia. I can translate some words or sentences in the Slovenian, or Croatian language, thanks and regards dejan
  32. Jana337

    Slavic languages - resources and tips for learners - UPDATED AND EXPANDED

    Quick links: Belarusian Bosnian Bulgarian Croatian Czech now in the Czech forum Macedonian Polish I now in the Polish forum Polish II now in the Polish forum Russian I now in the Russian forum Russian II - specialized dictionaries and glossaries (economics, business, law, politics) now in the...