Lost pets

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Although apartment living might not offer much space, people in Ukraine still love to have pets. Everyone seemed to have a cat (even us!). Lap dogs were a popular second. Do you have a pet? If so, you might know some of these next few words already-

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But unfortunately, pets can go missing.

 

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We saw a lot of these signs on the streets of Kharkiv. Can you understand them?

 

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And sometimes it wasn’t only the dogs and cats that would go missing-

 

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It was super sad to see all these ‘missing signs. I hope everyone found their way home!

 

Russian / English cheat sheet

щенки = puppies

Здесь стерегу я! = I’m the guard here!

окрас = color

кобель = (male) dog

вернуть за вознаграждение = return for a reward

найдена = was found

исхудавшая = emaciated

на обеих глаза бельма = cataracts in both eyes

откликается на кличку / имя = responds to the nickname / name

немецкая овчарка = German Shepherd

курцхаар = German Shorthaired Pointer

нашедшего = the finder

 

 

Want more reading practice?

Street Russian Project index

Drinks

Housing

Holidays

Job Vocab 1

Restaurants 1

Restaurants 2

Staying Healthy

Sweets and Snacks

2 Responses

  1. Richardlanguage
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    It looks like the Grammar Police have also infiltrated Kharkiv! Безграмотные!

    • Katherine
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      Good eye, Richard! They certainly are alive and kicking throughout all of Ukraine 😉 In fact, that accusation is so common (“Безграмотные!”), I think it might be where the Grammar Police originally came from.

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