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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
Best answer: 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

Best answer: 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

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

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

Best answer: 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

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

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