Once at a bus stop in Russia a young man and I had started talking. Not a common occurence there - but he liked the fact that I was an American girl.He offered me a cigarette while we were waiting. Kurish?, do you smoke?, he asked me. I answered by saying 'No, I don't smoke'. Or so I thought I did. He looked puzzled and our conversation stopped after that. Later I realised that I said: Net, ya ne kuritsa, no, I'm not a chicken.
Editor's note: The correct phrase would have been Net, ya ne kurju, no, I don't smoke.
Sent by: Heather