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Some of you reading this blog probably realize that I have been trying to learn Russian for some time now.  One of my favorite words that I want to share with you is "danyet" which would literally translate to "yesno" in English.

Russians use this word to contradict the last thing said.  Perhaps the best translations in English are "Not!" or "Yeah, right" (actually it's not a colloquial term in Russian as the English translations provided are).

Having recently re-read 1984, danyet seemed like a wonderful double-speak word to me...

Hope you enjoyed your Russian word for the day!

Jonathan Posted on Monday, October 29, 2007 10:06 PM Philosophy , Language | Back to top

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There is no such word as "danyet" in Russian. There is an expression "da nyet" that includes two different words "da" and "nyet".
Left by Olga on Dec 07, 2010 1:48 AM

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bu ne ki ????
Left by yeliz on May 09, 2011 7:10 AM

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