With Yuri!!! On Ice ending tomorrow (see my main blog if you want to know just how into this show I am), I took it upon myself to celebrate the show by compiling a small list of Russian vocabulary dealing with figure skating.
If I made any mistakes in this list, please send me a message so I can correct them - I’m not a native speaker! Also, feel free to add on, as I’m sure there are some terms I must have forgotten. Давай)))
EDITED since receiving corrections from my ever-patient penpal Andrei!! :)
Verbs Глаголы To skate Катаься (на коньках) To jump Прыгать To land Приземляться To fall Упасть To get up Вставать To spin Вращаться To spread-eagle
To glide Скользить To wobble Дрожать To dance Танцевать To speed up Ускоряться To slow down Замедляться To perform Представлять To win Выиграть
Nouns Существительные Arm/hand Рука Blade Лезвие конька Choreography Хореография Combination Сочетание/комбинация/связка
Costume Костюм Difficulty Трудность Ice Лёд Interpretation Толкование Leg/foot Нога Presentation Представление Program Программа Rink Каток Rotation Вращение Routine Программа выступления
Skate Конёк Skater Фигурист
I am a firm believer that Grantaire would grimace and make grotesque faces in every photo, and in fact would do everything in his power to photo bomb others with his ‘awful mug’ because he believes he is ugly.
But he never, ever photo bombs photographs that he knows the Amis will want to look back on forever, like the one where Joly went off on his Doctors without Borders trip and Les Amis are all at the airport, Bossuet has landed a environmental conservation dream job and met a family of nine eagles (he had all of the Amis stand in front of one each, because he had to commemorate every lucky coincidence he’s ever had – it helps keep him happy for everything that fails), or Enjolras held his first rally with the Amis right behind him. There, he just stands like a statue.
But then, Grantaire is having his first art gallery and Joly insists on one nice photo of Grantaire. So he chases after Grantaire, like, c'mon, grantaire, and Bossuet has just slipped on an actual banana peel, and Enjolras is standing there so contemplatively with every work of his while Combeferre and Feuilly chat up the art director on the history of God-knows-what, and Grantaire can’t help but feel overwhelmed by their presences as his friends and really smile.
It’s the first photo of himself that Grantaire ever posts on Instagram.