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In the film The Avengers, Black Widow is a Russian super-spy. In the scene that introduces her, it ends with her receiving orders to bring in Dr. Bruce Banner. After receiving these orders, the scene ends with her saying something in a foreign language, presumably a swear word. What did she say, and what's the translation to English?

  • Do you know what she's saying before she gets the call? – user2055 Sep 16 '12 at 5:16
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As I remember she said "bozhe moi"(Боже мой) which would be "My God" or better put "Oh My god!" and obviously it is Russian.

To hear it pronounced Google translate

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    It's also Colossus' favorite exclamation in the X-men comics – Kevin Jun 18 '12 at 16:47
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I thought it was closer to "Боже мой" - an interjection "Oh goodness", "Oh my", or "My God" - but its the same sort of thing.

"бог"(bog) would be Russian for God, but I think she definitely says "Боже мой" (bozhe moi). Though essentially they mean the same thing.

  • Thanks for the romanizations in your alternative, next time I see the movie I'll keep an ear out. – user209 Jun 17 '12 at 2:41
  • “Боже” is a fossilized vocative of “бог.” – amd Jan 2 '19 at 8:32
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According an unofficial script she said the following:

Romanoff: боже мой. (Pronounced Bozhe moĭ - Russian for, 'my God'.)

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