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November 12, 2010 3:27 PM   Subscribe

Is there any particularly Russian shout of celebration? Like "hooray!" or "hurrah!", but more Russian?
posted by Artw to Writing & Language (7 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
 
My friends often said "ура!" (urá) when they were celebrating or happy about something.
posted by fake at 3:38 PM on November 12, 2010


From Wikipedia:

The Russian Army battle cry had traditionally been "Ourrah!"/"Ura!" ('Ура', pronounced "oo-RAH," equivalent to "Hurrah!"). Another war cry used by Soviet soldiers during the Second World War, was "Za Rodinu! Za Stalina!", meaning "For Motherland! For Stalin!" Before the revolution soldiers yelled "For religion, king and Motherland". The Russian's are thought to have started the usage of Ura/Oo-rah/Oorah

That's what I heard as the equivalent growing up.
posted by griphus at 3:39 PM on November 12, 2010


Whoops. Overpaste. Just that first part about "Ura!/Ура!"
posted by griphus at 3:40 PM on November 12, 2010


ура, said "Oohr-aah".
posted by StrikeTheViol at 3:40 PM on November 12, 2010


Stress on the second syllable, uRAH!
posted by fake at 3:42 PM on November 12, 2010


Yep, nthing. If you want to make it particularly emphatic, roll the "r." (Urrrrraaaa!)
posted by nasreddin at 6:07 PM on November 12, 2010


Great stuff. Urrrrraaaa! it is. Thanks all!
posted by Artw at 6:09 PM on November 12, 2010


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