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Title: Christmas greeting
Post by: Russell on December 05, 2011, 12:42:00 AM
What do the russians say for christmas?


The cyrilic spelling and the translation, if it is not too much trouble, wouble be great!
Title: Re: Christmas greeting
Post by: Tikhon.of.Colorado on December 05, 2011, 01:22:43 AM
"Christus se rodi"!

"Voistenu se rodi!"

I believe that's it  :)

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Title: Re: Christmas greeting
Post by: Tikhon.of.Colorado on December 05, 2011, 01:24:37 AM
"Christus se rodi"!

"Voistenu se rodi!"

I believe that's it  :)

EDIT:  The above is what I've always heard in my Church, but when I look it up, it's Христос рождается, Christos  rozhdaetsya.

I wonder why this is.

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Title: Re: Christmas greeting
Post by: mike on December 05, 2011, 06:53:57 AM
"Christus se rodi"!

"Voistenu se rodi!"

I believe that's it  :)

It sounds Serbian.
Title: Re: Christmas greeting
Post by: stashko on December 05, 2011, 07:25:39 AM
THIS IS THE WAY I SAY IT..... :police:
 ALSO i'VE HEARD DIFFERENT VARIATIONS  OF SAYING
IT.....

Hristos Se Rodi, Voistinu Hristos Se Rodi......
Christ is Born ,Truly Christ is Born.......
             I , And

Mir Boziji ,I Dobra Volja Medju Ljude....
God's Peace ,And Good Will toward Men.....  :police:

ХРИСТОС  СЕ РОДИ, ВОИСТИНУ  ХРИСТОС  СЕ  РОДИ.....

                         И
МИР БОЖИЈИ, И ДОБРА ВОЉА МЕЂУ ЉУДЕ...... :police:
Title: Re: Christmas greeting
Post by: LizaSymonenko on December 05, 2011, 08:40:14 AM
"Christus se rodi"!

"Voistenu se rodi!"

I believe that's it  :)


I've actually never heard that in Russian.  They may say that, I just never heard it.

Ukrainians and the Russians I know usually give the greeting:  Christ is born!  Glorify Him! ...in their perspective languages.

In Ukrainian it is:  Христос Родився!  Славимо Його!  Christos Rodivsia!  Slavimo Yoho!  Christ is born!  (We) Glorify Him!

Some folks give the reply:  Славіте Його!  Slavite Yoho!  But, that makes it sound like the person giving the reply is telling the person that gave the greeting to Glorify Him! 
Joe:  Christ is born!
Sam: Joe, you should glorify Him!


Title: Re: Christmas greeting
Post by: Nicolai on December 05, 2011, 03:21:38 PM
Kristos rozhdaetsya! Slav'te ego!
or
S Rozhjdestvòm Hristòvyim !