Clarissa's Blog

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The Russian word for “courageous” or “brave” is “manly.” This is very annoying because when I want to say that Klara is very brave – and it’s true, this is one of her most obvious characteristics – it comes out as “Klara is manly.” Which sounds outlandishly bizarre.

What a useless language.


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6 thoughts on “Manly

  1. Is it impossible to form neologisms in Russian – like “femly”? Eller “valkyriely”


  2. Why not use “smelaya”?


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