Harmless Russian words that will be taken for swearing abroad

Before traveling abroad, every Russian tourist would do well to study the traditions of the country to which he is traveling, because, it turns out, many of the words we often use in other countries are swear words that can offend the feelings of residents of foreign countries. In order not to make such an unpleasant mistake that will make you blush, we suggest that you find out a list of the most harmless Russian words that will be considered offensive abroad.

Harmless Russian words that will be taken for swearing abroad

Harmless Russian words that will be taken for swearing abroad

Swimming pool

In French, the Russian word "pool" turns into a phrase that means "sagging female breasts" (bas sein).

Countries: France, Algeria, Belgium, Canada, former French colonies.

Harmless Russian words that will be taken for swearing abroad

Papaya

In the countries of Central America and Cuba, the word "papaya" (papayo) is equivalent to the Russian euphemism "cap", only the Spanish version is much rougher. If you want to order this fruit, for example, in Cuba, ask for fruta bomba.

Countries: Guatemala, Honduras, Cuba, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Panama, El Salvador.

Harmless Russian words that will be taken for swearing abroad

The girl

In Russian, "girl" sounds quite rude, and the Czechs are even rougher. In Czech, děvka is an obscene word meaning "prostitute".

Country: Czech Republic.

Harmless Russian words that will be taken for swearing abroad

Match

In Poland, you need to be more careful with the pronunciation of the word "match", Poles hear it as piczka, which means a vagina in a dirty version.

Country: Poland.

Harmless Russian words that will be taken for swearing abroad

Kant

A harmless Russian "kant" in English-speaking countries is obscenity. In English, sunt is an obscene version of the word "vagina".

Countries: Great Britain and the countries of the British Commonwealth, USA, Australia, India, Pakistan, South Africa.

Harmless Russian words that will be taken for swearing abroad

Kitty-kitty

In countries where Arabic is spoken, it is not necessary to call the cat in our language-"kitty — kitty". The word " kis " in Arabic is obscenely called the main (for you) element of the female reproductive system.

Countries: UAE, Algeria, Egypt, Jordan, Iraq, Mauritania, Morocco, Saudi Arabia, Syria, etc.

Harmless Russian words that will be taken for swearing abroad

Kolos

The Russian word " ear " with an accent on the first syllable is a rough version of the word "ass" in Greek (κολος).

Countries: Greece, Cyprus.

Harmless Russian words that will be taken for swearing abroad

The envelope

The word "envelope "is formed from the French verb couvert — "to cover". However, for French speakers, "envelope" in the Russian version of pronunciation is an obscene phrase that translates as "green vagina" (con vert).

Countries: France, Algeria, Belgium, Canada, former French colonies.

Harmless Russian words that will be taken for swearing abroad

Account

In French, the word "toilet" (siotte) sounds exactly the same.

Countries: France, Algeria, Belgium, Canada, former French colonies.

Harmless Russian words that will be taken for swearing abroad

Shild

The well — known word "shield" has an English equivalent in pronunciation-shit, which translates as "shit".

Countries: England, USA.

Harmless Russian words that will be taken for swearing abroad

Date

It is similar to the Arabic taboo verb "to copulate". The words are not one hundred percent consonant (Arabic sounds more like "feynak"), but it is still better not to shout "Dates!"in the oriental bazaar.

Countries: UAE, Algeria, Egypt, Jordan, Iraq, Mauritania, Morocco, Saudi Arabia, Syria, etc.

Harmless Russian words that will be taken for swearing abroad

What?

The Russian colloquial "che" in Vietnam is a rude swear word, "bastard" (chó).

A country: Vietnam.

Keywords: Tourism | Russian federation | Travel | Abroad | Russian language | Swearing

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