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Some common words that sound similar in Russian and English
« on: August 19, 2009, 04:39:56 PM »
Let me start of with some useful English words that sound similar in Russian.

‘airport’ becomes ‘aeroport,’  (with a rolled 'r' sound)
‘taxi’  stresses the second syllable ‘tak-SEE,’
‘bank’ remains ‘bahnk’
'hotel' is understood and is pronounced ‘o-tel’
but the Russian word for hotel is  ‘gos-teen-eetsa’
 ‘toilet’ sounds like ‘too-al-yet’
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Re: Some common words that sound similar in Russian and English
« Reply #1 on: September 21, 2009, 07:53:55 AM »
So, they are not only sounds similar but meen the same.

The rus word 'gosteeneetsa' reminded me:
- eng 'ghost' is rus 'preeveedenie'
but
-eng 'ghost' sounds like rus 'ghost' ' with soft t' in the end.
and is eng 'guest'

So, there are many ghosts in Russian gosteenetsas

hehe
Thats how you can remember the words easy. woohoooo
« Last Edit: August 07, 2010, 09:34:23 PM by Mariria »

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Re: Some common words that sound similar in Russian and English
« Reply #2 on: May 20, 2010, 06:52:12 AM »
There are words that sound and mean similar from Russian to English. Russian and the other languages adopted some of the English words. That's why words are almost the same in pronunciation, as well as in meaning.
« Last Edit: May 27, 2010, 05:44:55 AM by jeanlerymc »

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Re: Some common words that sound similar in Russian and English
« Reply #3 on: May 20, 2010, 07:49:49 AM »
Thank you, would you give some examples please?

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Similar words in Russian and English
« Reply #4 on: May 24, 2010, 09:57:34 PM »
While it is true that the Russian language has borrowed many technological and business terms from English, the main reason for similarities between English and Russian is that  the origin of most European languages are from shared Greek and Latin roots.




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Re: Some common words that sound similar in Russian and English
« Reply #5 on: August 07, 2010, 10:12:40 PM »
How about :
'telephone'- sounds in russian -telefOn - O is stressed
'transport' - trAnsport - A is stressed

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Re: Some common words that sound similar in Russian and English
« Reply #6 on: September 30, 2010, 08:19:32 AM »
This is indeed useful for people that are trying to learn both languages. It is absolutely easier to learn by using this way as I have experienced some teachings from the media like audio book, CDs, they don’t do much of a help, and I would like to understand the language from a more basic terms like how the locals learn their language. I believe that would be the best way to learn. And words that sounded similar I guess most languages have it too.

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