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by Natalia Kulikova

Posted on May 17, 2013 at 12:00 AM.

In this episode of Ruspod Shorts: subliminal alcoholic messages of 70s rock hits, and Russian music vocabulary, including derogatory terms for bad pop-music and names of specifically Russian musical genres.

водки найду [what can I do] — I'll find some vodka
музыка [MOO-zyh-kah] — music
рок [rohk] — rock
рок-музыка [rohk-MOO-zyh-kah] — rock music
русский рок [ROOS-keey rohk] — Russian rock
поп-музыка [pohp-MOO-zyh-kah] — pop music
попса [pahp-sah] — pop music (derogatory)
панк [pahnk] — punk
опера [OH-pyeh-rah] — opera
джаз [jahz] — jazz
блюз [blyooz] — blues
хип-хоп [kheep-khohp] — hip-hop
классика [KLAH-see-kah] — classical music
альтернатива [ahl'-tehr-nah-TEE-vah] — alternative
авторская песня [AH-ftahr-skah-yah PYES-nyah] — singer-songwriter music
шансон [shahn-SOHN] — a Russian genre of music, criminal&romance songs

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