How to Swear in Russian

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Russian is a language that sounds edgy and expressive to non-Russian speakers. It's not surprising to learn that the swear words in Russian sound pretty fierce as well. Read on to learn more on how to swear in Russian.

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    Learn swear words from Russian friends. Your friends can be a great source of information and swear words, and can also provide you with the proper pronunciation of the words and phrases as well as the meanings.

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    Record your Russian friends so you can listen to them over and over until you can emulate their intonations and pronunciations.

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    Go to the library and check out books that have swear words in Russian and different languages. One such book is the International Dictionary of Obscenities that has almost 14 pages of Russian swear words as well as a pronunciation guide.

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    Check out what's online. Sites like You Swear has swear words in Russian as well as every language imaginable. What's handy is that the site judges the accuracy of the translation.

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    Explore Everything 2. This site teaches you how to speak fake Russian and how to swear authentically.

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    Read what other readers have written about Russian swear words at Yedda. The site lists some Russian swear words as well as their translation. Ruski-Mat also has a helpful Russian slang dictionary.

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