English words in RUSSIAN


Why do Russians use English words like “office” and “lunch” etc., when they have perfect words for those notions in the Russian language?

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quinton.gutkowski | 0 points - 5 months ago

You can ask the same question about any other language

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dominic | 0 points - 5 months ago

First of all, language evolves, and previous words were in use for centuries now it’s time to freshen it up and it’s naturally happened. The office is very commonly used when something like “kontora” is quite outdated.

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german | 0 points - 5 months ago

Russian was always very open to borrowing. Moreover, it’s only natural for a language to change and adapt.

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