Russian vocabulary that offended abroad

8-01-2018, 14:00

Before traveling abroad, every Russian tourist would do well to study the traditions of the country in which he is heading, because, as it turns out, many of the words we often use in other countries are curses that can offend the feelings of residents of foreign countries. To avoid such an unpleasant mistake, which will make you blush, we suggest you find out the list of the most innocent Russian words that will be considered offensive abroad.
1. Pool

In French, the Russian word “pool” is transformed into a word combination, which means “hanging female pony” (bas sein).
Countries: France, Algeria, Belgium, Canada, former French colonies.
2. Papaya

In the countries of Central America and Cuba, the word “papaya” (papayo) is equivalent to the Russian euphemism “pilot”, only the Spanish version is much rougher. If you want to order this fruit, for example, in Cuba, ask for a fruta bomba.
Countries: Guatemala, Honduras, Cuba, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Panama, El Salvador.
3. Girl

In Russian, the “girl” sounds rather rude, while the Czechs are even rougher. In Czech, děvka is an obscene word meaning "prostitute".
Country: Czech Republic.
4. match

In Poland, you need to be careful with the pronunciation of the word "match", the Poles can hear it as piczka, which means vagalism in the obscene version.
Country: Poland.
5. Kant

The harmless Russian “Kant” in English-speaking countries is material. In English сunt is an obscene version of the word “vagin”.
Countries: Great Britain and countries of the British Commonwealth, USA, Australia, India, Pakistan, South Africa.
6. Kitty

In countries where they speak Arabic, it is not necessary to call the cat our way - "kitty, kitty." The word "kitty" in Arabic is obscenely called the main (for you) element of the female reproductive system.
Countries: United Arab Emirates, Algeria, Egypt, Jordan, Iraq, Mauritania, Morocco, Saudi Arabia, Syria, etc.
7. Spike

The Russian word “ear” with the accent on the first syllable is in Greek a crude version of the word “back” (κολος).
Countries: Greece, Cyprus.
8. Envelope

The word "envelope" is derived from the French verb couvert - "to cover." However, for the French-speaking "envelope" in the Russian version of pronunciation - obscene phrase, which translates as "green vagina" (con vert).
Countries: France, Algeria, Belgium, Canada, former French colonies.
Russian vocabulary that offended abroad
9. Account

In French, the same word "toilet" (hiote) sounds.
Countries: France, Algeria, Belgium, Canada, former French colonies.
Russian vocabulary that offended abroad
10. Shield

The well-known to all the word "shield" has the English equivalent in pronunciation - shit, which translates as "demo".
Countries: England, USA.
11. Phenicia

Looks like the Arabic taboo verb "to co-cooperate". The words are not one hundred percent consonant (the Arabic sounds more like “fainak”), but it is still better not to shout at the “Dates!” At the eastern bazaar.
Countries: United Arab Emirates, Algeria, Egypt, Jordan, Iraq, Mauritania, Morocco, Saudi Arabia, Syria, etc.
12. What?

Russian colloquial “Che” in Vietnam is a rude curse, “scum” (chó).
Country: Vietnam.

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