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Onomatopoetic "Zzz" is well known in languages that use the Latin alphabet. It means "sleep" in many languages. Is this also the case in Russian? Can "Ззз" be used to symbolize sleep?

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    Can "Ззз" be used to symbolize sleep? BTW. "з-зз" in Russian rather stands for mosquito's noise. – Matt Nov 12 '16 at 12:20
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No, it can not be used to symbolize sleep. Instead of it, we sometimes use "Хррр" to denote sleep.

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    Standalone "хррр" wouldn't be understood as symbol for sleeping. You would need a context, for example, picture – Abakan Nov 12 '16 at 12:10
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    Ззз can be used to symbolize a fly or something like that (dragonfly, etc.). – Alissa Nov 14 '16 at 10:19
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    Exactly. BTW, хрр comes from храп/храпеть (snoring/to snore). – Andre Polykanine Nov 16 '16 at 15:16
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    Хрр-пщщ, хрр-пщщ... – Pavel Mayorov Nov 21 '16 at 6:41
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It's rather a well known english meaning by Russians, than the same meaning in Russian.
I.e., most Russians know this englshism, but it came from english-speaking inet and it doesn't, necessarily has any meaning in Russian.

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