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crocodile крокодил
How to say “crocodile” in Russian? “Крокодил”. Here you will learn how to pronounce “крокодил” correctly and in the comments below you will be able to get all sorts of advice on crocodile in Russian like tips & tricks to remember it, questions, explanations and more.

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– Tips to remember the Russian word:
– The word "крокодил" sounds very similar to the English word "crocodile."
– You can break it down into "кроко" (kroko) and "дил" (dil) which closely resembles the English pronunciation.

– Explanations:
– "Крокодил" comes from the Greek word "κροκόδειλος" (krokodeilos), meaning "pebble worm," as early crocodiles were observed near pebble beds.

– Other words that mean the same thing:
– Рептилия (reptiliya) – reptile (although more general)
– Алигатор (aligator) – alligator

– Alternate meanings like slang:
– "Крокодил" can sometimes refer to a person with an ugly, unpleasant appearance due to its association with the reptile's looks.
– In Russian slang, "крокодил" is used to refer to a dangerous synthetic drug known as krokodil (or desomorphine).

– Examples of sentences that use it:
– Мой брат увлекается фотографией, и на прошлой неделе он сфотографировал крокодила в зоопарке. (Moy brat uvlekaetsya fotografiyey, i na proshloy nedele on sfotografiroval krokodila v zooparke.) – My brother is into photography, and last week he took a photo of a crocodile at the zoo.
– Когда я был в Африке, я видел большого крокодила на берегу реки. (Kogda ya byl v Afrike, ya videl bol'shogo krokodila na beregu reki.) – When I was in Africa, I saw a large crocodile on the riverbank.
– Ты слышал о наркотике "крокодил"? Это очень опасное вещество. (Ty slyshal o narkotike "krokodil"? Eto ochen' opasnoe veshchestvo.) – Have you heard about the drug "krokodil"? It's a very dangerous substance.

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