The Halloween is mostly an English speaking world’s holiday. However, in Belarus and other Russian speaking countries this day is also popular. We have prepared a list of thematic words so that you could easily celebrate this day with your Russian speaking friends. So enjoy! And Happy Halloween!
Весёлого Хэллоуина! [vesjologo hjellouina] – Happy Halloween!
Сладости или гадости! [sladosti ili gadosti] - Trick or Treat! - a popular Halloween custom, when children dress up in costumes and visit people's houses in search of sweets.
День всех святых [den' vseh svjatyh] - All Hallows Eve - another name for Halloween.
Вампир [vampir] - vampire - an undead creature who sleeps in a coffin by day, and ventures out at night to bite people and drink their blood.
Ведьма [ved'ma] - witch - a woman believed to have magical powers.
Гадости [gadosti] - tricks - practical jokes, or other acts of deception.
Клыки [klyki] - fangs - sharp, pointy upper front teeth, designed for piercing flesh.
Костюм [kostjum] - costume - a make-believe outfit, worn for fun at Halloween.
Котёл [kotjol] - cauldron - a cooking pot, used by witches to brew spells.
Кошмар [koshmar] - nightmare - a scary, bad dream.
Магия [magiya] magic - the power or ability to make things happen by casting spells, or entertaining people by performing tricks.
Метла [metla] - broom or broomstick - a type of brush with a long wooden handle, said to be used by witches to fly, according to legend.
Монстр [monstr] - monster - a fearful, horrid, imaginary creature.
Паук [pa-uk] - spider - an insect with eight legs that spins webs.
Паутина [pa-utina] - web - spiders spin these to catch flies.
Плащ [plasch] - cape - a long, voluminous outer garment, or cloak. Often worn by vampires.
Призрак [prizrak] ghost - undead spirit that haunts houses.
Свеча [svecha] - candle - a wax cylinder with a wick in the middle, that can be lit with a match to provide a source of light.
Сладости [sladosti] - sweets - sugary treats given to children at Halloween.
Страшный [strashnyj] - scary - something which is frightening.
Тыква [tykva] - pumpkin - an orange vegetable, which is often carved and hollowed out to make Halloween lanterns.
Ужасный [uzhasnyj] - creepy - unsettling, or very scary.
Чёрный кот [сhjornyj kot] - black cat - black cats are said to bring good luck in parts of the UK and Ireland.