Shopping Just Got A Whole Lot Easier!

By December 1, 2011September 19th, 2019Cuisine, Russia

One day I was trawling the chilly meat section of Metro Cash & Carry.  As I picked over the boneless, skinless chicken breasts, I heard a hilarious exchange between a well-dressed woman who sounded like she hailed from Australia and her leather dublyenka-clad driver.

Woman: Sergei, this meat…it’s what?

Driver:  Eto  zhe barashka.  (That’s lamb)

Woman:  But what kind of meat is it, it beef or pork or…?

Driver: Nu, eto zhe barashka (Well…it’s lamb.)

Woman:  Sergei, is it…well is it moo moo moo?

Driver:  (with emphasis) Nyet nyet…eto zhe barashka!!

Woman:  Is it pork?  Is it oink oink oink

Driver:  Eto zhe —

The Moscovore:  No no…its baaaaahh baaaahh baaaahh!!!!

No one should have to go through that kind of agony in public, I thought to myself.  This may well have been the moment that The Moscovore was conceived.   So I invented a whole bunch of bi-lingual shopping lists, which are available for download here.


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