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Victim in Russian 🇷🇺

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

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Tips to remember the Russian word:
– Think of the word "jester" but switch the "s" with "r" to get "jerter," which loosely sounds like "жертва" (zhertva).
– The consonant combination "zh" in Russian is often transliterated from "ж" and sounds like “s” in "measure."

– "Жертва" (zhertva) directly translates to "victim" and is used in contexts ranging from personal harm to various forms of suffering or sacrifice.

Other words that mean the same thing:
– Пострадавший (postradavshiy) – injured person, sufferer
– Потерпевший (poterpevshiy) – injured party, complainant

Alternate meanings like slang:
– In some contexts, "жертва" can be used informally to describe someone who constantly finds themselves in problematic or unfortunate situations, often due to their own actions, similar to calling someone a "drama magnet."

Examples of sentences that use it:
– Он стал жертвой мошенников. (On stal zhertvoy moshennikov.) – He became a victim of fraudsters.
– В этой катастрофе было много жертв. (V etoy katastrofe bylo mnogo zhertv.) – There were many victims in this disaster.
– Он часто попадает в неприятности, он как будто жертва судьбы. (On chasto popadaet v nepriyatnosti, on kak budto zhertva sudby.) – He often gets into trouble, it's as if he's a victim of fate.

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