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Kidnapping in Russian 🇷🇺

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

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Tips to remember the Russian word:
– Imagine someone being taken forcefully, and think of the word "po" which in English sounds like "po" in "potato." Picture a potato sack being used for the abduction.
– The word starts with "по" (po), which can remind you of 'possession' or taking something.
– Think of a heist or capture scene from a movie when recalling the word.

– "похищение" (po-khi-she-nie) directly translates to "kidnapping" or "abduction."
– The root word "хищение" (hi-she-nie) refers to theft or embezzlement. Adding "по" functions as a prefix, often emphasizing the action.

Other words that mean the same thing:
– Захват (zakhvat) – often used for "capture" or "seizure."
– Угон (ugon) – typically used for vehicle theft, but in slang, it might imply a less formal abduction.
– Кража (krazha) – translates to "theft," but in context can mean stealing a person.

Alternate meanings like slang:
– In some contexts, "похищение" might refer to taking someone away for a non-criminal reason, like an elopement, though less common.

Examples of sentences:
1. Вчера произошло похищение ребёнка. (Vchera proizošlo pohiščenie rebënka.) – Yesterday, a child was kidnapped.
2. Полиция расследует дело о похищении. (Policija rassleduet delo o pohiščenii.) – The police are investigating a kidnapping case.
3. Он был обвинён в похищении людей. (On byl obvinen v pohiščenii ljudej.) – He was accused of kidnapping people.
4. Похищение автомобиля случилось ночью. (Pohiščenie avtomobilja slučiłos' noč'ju.) – The car theft happened at night.
5. Женщина заявила о похищении своего мужа. (Ženščina zajavila o pohiščenii svoego muža.) – The woman reported her husband's kidnapping.

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