In Russian: дурак

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noun, m.

How to read (transcription)



stupid person, fool

In the old days, they called a durak a court jester.

Durak is a relatively soft insult, even children are allowed to use it.

The word durak can only be used for men. For women it will be dura.

Examples of "durak" in Russian

  • Ну ты и дурак!
    [nu ty ee duRAK]
    You are such a fool!
  • Он не дурак, его не проведёшь.
    [on nye duRAK, ye-VO nye pra-vee-DYOSH]
    He’s not a fool, you won’t fool him.

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