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Q: Origin of "Spakoynee Nochay" ( Answered 5 out of 5 stars,   1 Comment )
Subject: Origin of "Spakoynee Nochay"
Category: Relationships and Society > Cultures
Asked by: beckles-ga
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Posted: 01 Mar 2005 08:02 PST
Expires: 31 Mar 2005 08:02 PST
Question ID: 482902
What language is "Spakoynee Nochay" in (I'm told it means good night),
and how would you say hello, good morning, and good afternoon in the
same language?  I believe it might be Russian or Kazakh and I might be
losing something in the translation from cryllic to western
Subject: Re: Origin of "Spakoynee Nochay"
Answered By: thx1138-ga on 01 Mar 2005 08:19 PST
Rated:5 out of 5 stars
Hello beckles and thank you for your question.

You were very close!

"Spakoynai nochi" is Russian for "Good night"

"Spakoynai nochi" which simply means "Good night" in Russian"


Zdravstvuite = Hello

"Dobroye utro" = Good Morning

"Dobry den" = Good afternoon

To hear how some greetings sound, have a look at the website below.

Thank you for your question, and if you need any clarification of my
answer, do not hesitate to ask prior to rating my answer.

Very best regards


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"greetings in russian"
beckles-ga rated this answer:5 out of 5 stars
Thanks for your quick response!

Subject: Re: Origin of "Spakoynee Nochay"
From: naughtylifestyles-ga on 20 Mar 2005 16:54 PST
Not sure if it is lost in the links above or not, but although it
means "good night" it really translates to "quiet or peaceful night". 
In Russian you are often wishing someone something, like ...wishing
you a quiet or peaceful this case.  It is the same as
wishing someone or congratulating someone with the New Year or with
any given Holiday.  Just a minor innuendo.

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