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Offline vamrat

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Help with word
« on: May 11, 2011, 11:06:48 PM »
I don't know if this is something that should be posted in the foreign languages section or not, there is a note not to post in the slavic languages section until the coding issue gets dealt with.  So I will post it here and if it needs to be moved then sorry for putting it in the wrong spot.

But anyway, I have a Russian friend and she needs to translate a word for her English class and I can understand the word a bit in Russian but I cannot figure out how to use it in English slang, which is what her teacher is after.  The word is: спиногрыз.  It looks like it is an annoying person or something like that.  I was hoping one of the people on the forum more fluent in Russian than I am and more fluent in English than she is could help me figure out what this is!

Thanks,
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Re: Help with word
« Reply #1 on: May 11, 2011, 11:14:29 PM »

I think it refers to someone who is a "freeloader" or sponges off others.
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Re: Help with word
« Reply #2 on: May 11, 2011, 11:15:49 PM »
Looking it up It say's ...Sponger ,Parasite....
Someone that Lives Off of some one else, a user......... :police:
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Re: Help with word
« Reply #3 on: May 11, 2011, 11:22:15 PM »
Liza, Stashko, thank you.  We were talking about it for 50 minutes and I could think of nothing other than maybe "bum" or "gadfly".  Thanks again.
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Re: Help with word
« Reply #4 on: May 11, 2011, 11:25:45 PM »

 :)  ...glad to help!
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