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How to Say ‘Idiot’ in Russian: Two Meanings


The Two Meanings of Idiot in Russian

In this video, Julia will teach you how to say the phrase “Idiot” in Russian, as well as explain the dual meanings behind the word.


Julia is a native Russian speaker, certified Russian teacher, Duolingo Ambassador, and traveler (20+ countries). She is passionate about teaching people the Russian language as well as helping them to gain a better understanding of Russian culture.

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Can you hear the difference? Listen again. They're two different words.

Idiot: The Two Russian Meanings

Can you hear the difference? Listen again. They’re two different words.


You don’t want to confuse them because one of them, the first one, it means goes, he or she goes.


The second one, means idiot. So, you need to hear the differencein order to speak Russian properly.


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