Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Russian word of the day: соль

  Some salty Russian vocabulary for you today. ;) This post also shows you how Russian words can be made by using prefixes and suffixes. So many words are made from one simple соль!

соль - salt
солонка - salt shaker
солёный - salty
несолёный - unsalted
солить - to salt
пересолить - to oversalt
пересоленный - oversalted, too salty
недосолить - to salt not enough
недосоленный - not salty enough
засолить - to marinade, to pickle
солёные огурцы (маринованные огурцы) - pickled cucumbers
рассол - brine, pickle-water (a popular post-hangover «medicine» in Russia ^^ )
рассольник - a traditional Russian soup made from pickled cucumbers and sometimes with brine too (I don't like it at all, even though I love pickles.)

We often call salt белая смерть, «white death». Though this doesn't stop Russians from oversalting their meals :D. I started consuming a lot less salt after moving to Finland.

P.S. In music соль means sol (G).

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