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“Баня, водка, гармонь…” — ©

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Мы все жалуемся, что русский язык засоряется иностранными словами.

Вот вам, список русских слов, которыми похваляются иностранцы, если узнают, что вы — русский.

Babushka (Russian: ба́́бушка [ˈbabuʂkə] “grandmother”) 1. A Russian grandmother 2. A headscarf folded diagonally and tied under the chin (this meaning is absent in the Russian language)

Balalaika (Russian: балала́́йка, [bəlɐˈlajkə]) (Tartar origin) A triangle-shaped mandolin-like musical instrument with three strings.

Matryoshka also Russian nested doll, stacking doll, Babushka doll, or Russian doll (Russian: матрёшка [mɐˈtrʲoʂkə]. A set of brightly colored wooden dolls of decreasing sizes placed one inside another. “Matryoshka” is a derivative of the Russian female first name “Matryona”, which is traditionally associated with a corpulent, robust, rustic Russian woman.

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