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Assorted 'useful' foreign phrases

These phrases come mainly from phrasebooks and language courses. Some of them are intended to illustrate particular grammatical points, others I just found amusing. Finding occasions to use them might be quite challenging, but you'll probably have fun trying. Maybe you could use them as ice breakers, chat-up lines, as part of a comedy routine, or for some surreal conversations.


Russian

Помогите! Мне нужен холодильник!
(Pomogite! Mne nuzhen holodil'nik!)
Help! I need a refrigerator!

Борода вам очень идёт.
(Boroda vam ochen' idyot)
That beard suits you very well.

В нашем лесу много медведей.
(V nashem lesu mnogo medvedey)
There are many bears in our forest.

Мама, я хочу змею.
(Mama, ya khochu zmeyu.)
Mum, I want a snake.

Я вижу длинную кошку.
(Ya vizhu dlinnuyu koshku)
I see a long cat

Большинство политиков много говорят и мало делают
(Bol’shinstvo politikov mnogo govoryat i malo delayut)
Most politicians talk a lot and do little

Кто будет защищать наш город от драконов?
(Kto bydet zashchishchat’ nash gorod ot drakonov)
Who will defend our city from dragons?

Вы должны выбрать: торт или смерть
(Vy dolzhny vybrat’: tort ili smert’)
You must choose: cake or death

Моя лошадь не художник, а архитектор
(Moya loshad’ ne khudozhnik, a arkhitektor)
My horse is not an artist but an architect.

У нас много ложек
(U nas mnogo lozhek)
We have many spoons

У японцев не хватает коробок
(U yapontsev ne khvataet korobok)
The Japanese do not have enough boxes

Дракон съел воина
(Drakon c”el voina)
The dragon ate the warrior

Этот человек говорит, что он волшебник, но я ему не верю
(Etot chelovek govorit, chto on volshebhik, no ya emu ne veryu)
This person says he's a wizard, but I don't believe him

Волшебник никогда не опаздывает
(Bolshebnik nikogda ne opazdyvaet)
A wizard is never late

У меня есть говорящая лошадь
(U menya yect’ govoryashchaya loshad’)
I have a talking horse.

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