Questions tagged [мат]

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

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Why does "охуенно" mean "great" but "хуёвый" mean "bad"

I came across some words chatting with my friend (he's a native speaker). What's the difference between пиздато, охуенно, хуёво and пиздец? The first two words have a positive meaning but хуёво and ...
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ахуеть and охуеть - which is used, and what is the precise meaning?

I came across the (obscene) verb ахуеть chatting (instant messaging, to be precise) with a native speaker (context: soccer game). A bit of research on the Russian Wiktionary seems to show that this ...
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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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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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"Отведать тунца" - what does this idiom mean?

I frequently play gomokunarabe, a Japanese strategy game, on an international server and sometimes face Russians as opponents, as a variant of this game is apparently popular in Russia and known as &...
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Which is correct "нахуй" or "на хуй"?

I've seen many Russians write "на хуй", или "нахуй" altogether, although I'm 99 % sure it should be written separately. Why is it so often written altogether (because of the stress on на confusing ...
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What exactly separates Russian swearing from others?

I've been told more than once by Russian speakers that Russian swear words have some kind of different connotation than English ones do, yet without being a speaker I can never quite understand how. ...
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what does this obscene word mean?

There were people singning the word ХУЙЛО in the streets, but what does it mean?
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Swearing: "пошёл на ..." vs. "иди на ..."

Has anyone ever thought why in swearing people use not only the imperative "иди", but also (and even more frequently) the form "пошёл"?
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Может ли известное ругательство с упоминанием матери быть сохранившимся аористом 1 л. ед. ч.?

У глаголов с основой на согласный формы аориста 1 л. ед. ч. (несъ, везъ и т.п.) совпадают с их прошедшим временем ед. ч. м. р. в современном русском. (Которое, разумеется, возникло гораздо позже с ...
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Can someone tell whether this Russian swear word derives from German?

Лох is a word that I heard among Russians and Ukrainians who never visited Germany. So it’s not quite clear whether the German language is the origin. Can anyone shed any light on the origin of this ...
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What should I do with non-Russian proper names that sound like Russian swear words?

Let's suppose I am writing a serious article in Russian about a person, a business, or a geographic object whose proper name sounds in the original language like a Russian swear or obscene word. Of ...
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What is the Russian word that sounds like "bleen"

What is the Russian word that sounds like "bleen" that is a mild swear word. Ben Rich (Bald and Bankrupt) suggest it translates to "bloody hell". It is said 6:48 in this video (caution has a man ...
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Правда ли что слово "блядь" происходит от польского "błąd"?

В недавнем вопросе о правильности написания слова "блядь" в комментариях разгорелась дискуссия по поводу этимологии этого слова. Были высказаны две версии заимствования. Например, что само это слово ...
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Хрен and phrases in which it is involved

What is the English equivalent of the following phrases: "Ни хрена не делаешь", "Какого хрена?", "Пошёл на хрен", "Не хрена тебе здесь делать", "Ты совсем охренел".
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Is there a good English to Russian dictionary about swear words?

I'm looking for a dictionary, English to Russian, that lists swear words and goes into depth about them. By "good" in the title, I meant that it should translate also less known/common swear words ...
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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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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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Why do phonetically same Russian and Polish obscenities mean very different things?

Let us compare the meanings of some phonetically same Russian and Polish obscenities: Заебать (Russian): to get to, to pester. Zajebać (Polish): to beat someone up, to steal something, to brutally ...
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Meaning of "хуйбудешь"

My Belarusian friend said a such phrase: хуйбудешь, He said that it was a joke, but could you please explain what he meant?
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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 ...
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Can you provide translation to this Russian profanity?

I am familiar with the word заебать [zə(j)ɪˈbatʲ], but I do not understand where does the word как come in picture. This surely doesn't change the meaning of the sentence, but a little explanation ...
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What is the 12th Russian exception verb?

There is a well-known poem that lists eleven Russian exception verbs: Гнать, дышать, держать, зависеть, Видеть, слышать и обидеть, А еще терпеть, вертеть, Ненавидеть и смотреть. Their exceptional ...
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Exact meaning of "припизженный"

While checking Google translate for a better match for a quite popular German term which I understand but failing to translate 100% precise to Russian I was quite unprepared to what suggestions I'll ...
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What is the meaning of this Russian profanity?

I am a new learner in the Russian language, and I don't know the rules of this exchange. But recently I came across this saying (I am sorry in advance for the phrase): "ёпта мохнатка": Яже ...
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Как правильно - "наебну́лся" или "наёбнулся"?

Как правильно - наебну́лся или наёбнулся?
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What are the most offensive words in Russian? [closed]

Which swear words or subjects are considered as most offensive in Russian, and why?