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15 Delightfully Specific Russian Booze Terms We Need In English

Including one for "I drank a lot, but not as much as I could have."

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Note: While rates of alcoholism and alcohol-related deaths are significantly higher in Russia than in many other countries, many Russians drink moderately, or not at all. But even Russian teetotalers have an incredibly rich vocabulary to describe all things boozy.



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We're talking about celebrating the thing you just bought, but it's the same word you use for washing veggies off with water when you bring them home from the market. H/T The Moscow Times.


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