APR 23, 19 .. TODAY’S CYRILLIC WORDS FROM RUSSIA ..

We are here to tell all of you : You can’t get from there to here! Or from here to there.

When we get to the photographs of the words, look for them in the lower right-hand corner of the labels in the photos.

Note : We are using Google Translate.

Patti and I are in love with Russian yogurt.

Recently we purchased a new-to-us brand of yogurt.

On the labels of three differing flavors of yogurt were three phrases :

Obviously we knew we were getting blueberry yogurt in the first one.

But what does this say : с отборной черникой

с отборной черникой translates to :

with selected blueberries.

This is what I mean when we say you can’t get from there to here or visa-versa! The Russian words do NOT look like either selected nor blueberries to me.

Equally obvious in the second one we knew we were getting mixed berries.

But what does this say : СО ВКУСОМ ЯГОДНОЕ МОРОЖЕНОЕ

СО ВКУСОМ ЯГОДНОЕ МОРОЖЕНОЕ translates to :

with taste fruit fruit.

This made no sense. So I then translated each word individually.

СО translates to : With

ВКУСОМ translates to : Taste

ЯГОДНОЕ translates to : Berry

МОРОЖЕНОЕ translates to : Ice Cream

This with taste berry ice cream makes far more sense than with taste fruit fruit.

Our Russian friend Anastasia says : with the berry ice cream taste

The third one was really of interest. Notice the dark brown balls to the left of the label.

What does this say :

С  ХРУСТЯЩИМИ  ШАРИКАМИ

С  ХРУСТЯЩИМИ  ШАРИКАМИ translates to :

with crystal balls.

However the one word ХРУСТЯЩИМИ can mean : crunch / crackle / crisp NOT crystal. So take your pick.

Our Russian friend Anastasia said it means : with crispy balls.

Now we come to another one below with multi-colored crispy balls. Its words differ from those above.

What does this say :

ЙОГУРТ С ХРУСТЯЩИМИ ШАРИКАМИ С ЯГОДНЫМ ВКУСОМ

ЙОГУРТ С ХРУСТЯЩИМИ ШАРИКАМИ С ЯГОДНЫМ ВКУСОМ

Google Translate says : YOGURT WITH CRYSTAL BALLS WITH BERRY TASTE

Anastasia says : Yogurt with the taste of berries and crispy balls

Below are two photos of the above package opened up:

You can clearly see the small flavorful balls are NOT crystal! They are crispy.

Maybe, just maybe, in our next lifetime we will be a tad better at understanding Russian. Let alone the issue with Google Translate.

Still Smiling .. and Still having a lot of fun ..

Patti and Cap


APR 21, 19 .. EASTER SUNDAY 2019 .. HE IS RISEN

This past Friday, April the 19th, I published a Post about ‘Good Friday’.

In the Post, I wrote that I was surprised / shocked, that ‘our’ very own church, right up the street from us ..

Did not have any ‘Good Friday’ services.

In last Friday’s Post I published the below photo.

Upon seeing the above photo, our good friend Detroit Tiger Tom, suggested that I check the Russian Orthodox Church Calendar for year 2019. 

Oops. In the Russian Orthodox Faith, Palm Sunday is today. Good Friday is April the 26th, and Easter Sunday 2019 is April the 28th.

All of this being true, on April the 21st, in the Western Church, today is..

EASTER SUNDAY

With this in mind, wanting to celebrate Easter in some manner, Patti and I visited ‘our’ church up the street just to pay homage to Jesus of Nazareth.

Well, let me assure all of you, our friends here in the Russian Orthodox Faith did not let us down. You see, the Orthodox Faith is one very HIGH church in terms of centuries of very formal tradition and rituals and today they are celebrating Palm Sunday which, in and of itself, is a major EASTER ritual.

Some of you may not know this, but in the Russian Orthodox Faith the parishioners stand. There are no church pews for parishioners to sit upon. Major holiday services are several hours in duration. ‘Our’ little church was absolutely wall-to-wall full. Fortunately there are some benches in the rear for the elderly and the handicapped. We took full advantage of this option.

What a wonderful Palm Sunday / Easter Sunday we celebrated with our Russian brethren.

So you can appreciate the above crowd, below is what the church looks like during a weekday.

We hope all of you enjoy, and perhaps celebrate, your EASTER SUNDAY as much as we have.

HE IS RISEN

Cap and Patti