Category: "Leg"


July 10th, 2012 — posted by Don
I'm back in Russia and I have a new language partner, Alan.¹ The first day we got together, we ended up walking 13 km around Kazan; call it 8 miles. Now mind you, I've hardly gotten any exercise at all this last year. So what happens when you have… more »

Икра, часть третья

May 21st, 2009 — posted by Don
Okay, brace yourself, this one is freaky. In addition to meaning caviar and vegetable pâté, икра also means calf in the sense of the gastrocnemius muscle on the back of your lower legs. In that sense it is mostly used in the plural, although the… more »


May 12th, 2009 — posted by Don
The Russian word for leg is нога. Just as рука means both hand and arm in Russian, so also нога means both leg and foot. Interestingly enough, it's stress pattern is identical to that of рука: SgPl Nomноганоги Accногуноги Genногиног Preногеногах… more »