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Most popular questions

73 Why does "охуенно" mean "great" but "хуёвый" mean "bad" 2012-11-22T14:40:52.623

72 Resources for learning Russian 2012-08-12T12:02:58.320

58 What are the lesser known Russian cases? 2012-06-28T12:48:51.317

56 What does the phrase "Да нет" mean? 2013-01-15T05:17:16.953

50 What's the difference between "лежит на столе" and "стоит на столе"? 2012-11-08T23:14:01.077

43 Why does italic 'т' look like 'm' 2012-12-14T02:22:45.470

43 Why do Russians almost not use verbs of possession akin to "have"? 2019-05-20T22:11:06.327

39 Usage of "про" instead of "о" 2012-06-14T03:47:06.743

39 The meaning of "давай" when saying good bye 2012-12-03T23:12:31.163

38 How can "to teach" and "to learn" be translated to Russian? 2012-06-16T12:17:08.393

37 When is it more appropriate to use здравствуйте rather than привет? 2012-06-13T20:41:20.367

33 Why doesn't Russian have native words beginning with А? 2012-06-15T12:05:15.067

33 What's the meaning of "у нас" in phrases like "он у нас умный"? 2020-05-23T08:15:10.167

31 Genitive plural of "башка"? 2012-06-13T20:36:52.733

31 "Руки не доходят посмотреть" - what does it mean? 2014-02-04T18:05:21.403

31 Do adult Russians normally hand-write Cyrillic as cursive or as block letters? 2019-05-29T16:33:13.730

31 Why do Russians add -то behind a word? 2020-07-26T13:48:48.343

30 What is the Russian translation of "excited about something"? 2012-06-13T21:28:16.363

30 ахуеть and охуеть - which is used, and what is the precise meaning? 2012-06-17T10:30:28.670

28 What is correct: "их" or "ихний"? 2012-06-14T08:04:48.520

28 Elementary understanding of the concept aspect 2012-06-14T21:11:30.380

28 What Russian letter is this? 2016-11-14T13:30:36.427

28 In Russian, do vehicles walk? And can one walk across the city using the bus? 2017-07-10T06:14:55.380

28 How can I finally understand the confusing modal verb "мочь"? 2019-05-05T04:16:38.577

28 If a Russian girl calls herself a thawing pike (тающая щука), what could it mean? 2020-10-11T04:04:37.440

27 Слово "дно" во множественном числе 2012-06-14T05:50:24.343

27 Equivalent adjective of 'thirsty' in Russian 2012-06-14T12:10:32.957

27 Why do Russians call their women expensive ("дорогая")? 2019-05-26T19:02:11.437

27 Why do Russians call some women a dynamo (динамо)? 2020-02-20T13:50:29.203

26 Are there words that can be spelled with both т and ф? 2012-06-18T06:41:31.833

26 How can I understand this puzzling dialogue with "ну я имею в виду вообще"? 2020-06-26T11:52:55.603

25 Is the Ukrainian language understandable for the average Russian native speaker? 2012-06-17T20:58:03.557

25 How to address people in the street? 2012-07-16T18:53:44.730

25 Why does "ебало" mean a face and "ебаться" mean to fuck? 2014-06-26T07:26:03.507

25 Как бы звучало по-русски название медведя *r̥ḱs-os/*r̥ḱt-os, доживи оно до наших дней? 2014-12-25T12:31:36.440

25 What are these Russian characters that aren't in the alphabet in my learning material? 2018-06-22T18:49:04.347

24 How are short and long form adjectives used differently? 2012-06-13T20:45:54.690

24 What is the order of adjectival premodifiers? 2012-06-14T02:10:04.360

24 mathematical pronunciation of 1 2012-06-14T04:29:24.630

24 What's the difference between -либо and -нибудь? 2012-06-18T18:13:20.940

24 Been learning Russian for 10 years, still can't understand my wife when she talks with her friends, what to do? 2015-06-22T20:57:34.130

23 Чаю vs. чая: what ending is correct? 2012-06-17T13:50:46.377

23 Difference between "мир" and "свет" 2012-06-19T16:47:07.740

23 Usage patterns of "надо" vs. "нужно" 2012-11-07T13:35:51.610

23 How frequently do Russian people still refer to others by their patronymic (отчество)? 2019-07-01T12:25:21.917

22 What's the first person singular future of победить 2012-06-14T13:52:12.730

22 The history and meaning of "ни фига себе" 2012-07-05T23:07:04.847

22 "Left" and "right" in Russian 2012-07-14T15:28:59.640

22 Why do some say "на Украине" and others "в Украине" and what is correct? 2015-01-15T01:02:52.103

22 What is the meaning of: "- Отнеси кота на веранду. - Да уж лежит там." 2019-08-21T10:10:30.597


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