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Stupidity in Russian 🇷🇺

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

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Tips to Remember the Russian Word:
– "Глупость" sounds somewhat like "glue-pust." Imagine something foolish like someone thinking glue can fill a pustule.
– You can break it down phonetically: "глу" (glu) could remind you of "glue" which can be thought of as a sticky, silly mistake. "пость" (post') might remind you of "post," as in posting something foolish online.

– The word "глупость" (glupost') is a noun in Russian and directly translates to "stupidity" or "foolishness" in English.
– It is derived from the adjective "глупый" (glupyy), which means "stupid" or "foolish."

Other Words that Mean the Same Thing:
– Невежество (nevezhestvo): Ignorance
– Тупость (tupost'): Dullness, obtuseness
– Бестолковость (bestolkovost'): Inefficiency, senselessness

Alternate Meanings and Slang:
– In a less formal setting, "глупость" can refer to a mistake or an act of silliness.
– As slang, someone might use "глупость" to lightly chastise another person for a minor mistake, similar to saying "Oh, that was silly of you" in English.

Examples of Sentences:
1. Это была настоящая глупость с моей стороны. (Eto byla nastoyashchaya glupost' s moyei storony.)
– That was real stupidity on my part.

2. Не говори глупости! (Ne govori gluposti!)
– Don’t talk nonsense!

3. Он совершил глупость, поверив ей. (On sovershil glupost', poveriv ei.)
– He did something foolish by believing her.

4. Такие глупости лучше не делать. (Takiye gluposti luchshe ne delat'.)
– It's better not to do such silly things.

5. Он осознал свою глупость слишком поздно. (On ososnal svoyu glupost' slishkom pozdno.)
– He realized his stupidity too late.

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