Blin - Meaning in Russian - Examples and Audio (2024)

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[ bleen ]

Noun, masculine, plural - блины́

pancake, blin; (slang) damn it!

Interesting information about the word "blin"

Blin is the mildest Russian swear word. Even children are allowed to use it.

Literally blin means pancake. But most often blin is used as an euphemism for a very rude Russian word "blyat". In that sense, it expresses a wide range of emotions, mostly negative: disappointment, frustration or distress. The closest translation to that would be damn!

If you like, you can learn more about how to make Russian blini here.

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Declension of the word блин

Nominative Nom.блинблины́
Genitive Gen.блина́блино́в
Dative Dat.блину́блина́м
Accusative Acc.блинблины́
Instrumental Inst.блино́мблина́ми
Prepositional Prep.блине́блина́х

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Additional examples

  • Го́сти уплета́ли блины́ за о́бе щёки.

    gós-tee up-lee-tá-lee blee-ný za ó-bee schyó-kee

    The guests were gobbling down the blini (were eating greedily behind both cheeks).

  • Де́ти уплета́ли блины́ так, что за уша́ми треща́ло.

    dyé-tee up-lee-tá-lee blee-ný tak, chto za u-shá-mee tree-schá-la

    Children were eating blini greedily.

  • Её кру́глое, как блин, лицо́ дополня́ли кру́глые же очки́ с то́лстыми стёклами.

    ye-yó krúg-la-ye, kak bleen, lee-tsó da-pal-nyá-lee krúg-ly-ye zhe ach-kée s tóls-ty-mee styók-la-mee

    Her face, round as a pancake, was complemented by round glasses with thick lenses.

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