Common Russian phrases


Transcription (the accent is shown in capital letters):


Translation / meaning:

simpleton, duffer, ninny


  • Он оказался не такой уж и простофиля.
    He turned out to be not so simple.
  • Люди, приближённые к власти, а также её олицетворяющие, отлично умели лгать, вешая лапшу на уши доверчивым простофилям из народа.
    People close to power, as well as those personifying it, were perfectly able to lie, pulling the wool over the eyes of gullible dupes from the people.
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