Russian slang

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Russian slang, proverbs, idioms, and many other different words and expressions in Modern Conversational Russian Dictionary.

корпорати́в [kar-pa-ra-téef] Noun , masculine
corporative party, office party
обалде́ть [a-bal-dyét'] Verb , perfective
(informal) to go out of one's mind, to lose one's wits; to be stunned; to get shocked
зашка́ливать [za-shká-lee-vat'] Verb , imperfective
to be off scale / too much / through the roof
фигня́ [feeg-nyá] Noun , feminine
(slang) nonsense; trash, junk; mess; thingy; something small and not important
закругля́ться [za-kru-glyá-tsa] Verb , imperfective
to round off, to curve; (slang) to wrap it up, to call it a day
устака́ниться [us-ta-ká-nee-tsa] Verb , perfective
to settle down (slang)
прико́льно [pree-kól'-na] Adverb
cool, nice, fun, funny, interesting
бэу́шный [be-úsh-nyî] Adjective , comes from "б/у" (бы́вший в употребле́нии)
used, second-hand
о́фисный планкто́н [ó-fees-nyî plank-tón] Phrase
office plankton (low motivated office worker)
ни фига́ [nee fee-gá] Phrase
completely nothing, not a thing (slang)
па́риться [pá-ree-tsa] Verb , imperfective
to take a steam bath, to sweat; (slang) to worry
сдуре́ть [sdu-ryét'] Verb , perfective
to become a fool, to go crazy (slang)
кача́ть права́ [ka-chát' pra-vá] Phrase
(slang) persistently demand something referring to one's rights

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