Questions tagged [мат]

Мат is a set of swearing, curse, bad words, profanity.

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The history and meaning of "ни фига себе"

I understand how the expression is used pretty well, but wonder where did it come from? What exactly does фиг mean?
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Why does "ебало" mean a face and "ебаться" mean to fuck?

I had been talking with my Russian friend which used such words like "ебало", "ебаться" and "ебнутый". As I understood, this words have completely difference meaning. It is very curious.
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How to say "fuckers" in Russian

I'm writing a story with a Russian soldier, and I usually put her swearing into Russian so as to not be immediately offensive to English readers. So, the word that I'm needing is "fuckers". To put it ...
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Are there any sentence constructions to avoid when talking about the ingredient horseradish?

When translating a list of ingredients into Russian, I inadvertently discovered that a certain Russian swear word literally means ‘horseradish’. Since then horseradish has been mentally classified ...
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"А не пошло бы оно всё на ..." What is the difference from "пошло оно всё на..."?

I sort of know (пошло оно всё ...), but I have heard: «а не пошло бы оно всё нахуй?» («В Питере — пить», группа "Ленинград") What does the бы addition mean and, moreover, why is the ...