Like Nastya, but you don’t smell at all! 12 Russian names that confuse foreigners

Like Nastya, but you don’t smell at all! 12 Russian names that confuse foreigners

23.06.2022 0 By admin

The loud victorious name of Victoria in all sorts of variations and abbreviations is found in many countries of the world. However, in Finland they only know about the negative term vika, which is translated into Russian as “defect, defect, error, malfunction.” Therefore, in the process of communicating with the Finns, you will definitely have to voice only your full name.

Perhaps the most popular name among Russian women is Anastasia. Unfortunately, for English-speaking people, it can be an occasion for ridicule. The shortened version – Nastya – is consonant with the word nasty, which translates as “unpleasant, nasty, vile, nasty.” The full version of this name is treated with great understanding, although sometimes it is associated with the word “anesthesia” (anesthesia). But there is still a way out for such cases! To avoid associations with abomination and anesthesia, pronounce your name in the American way – Anastasia.