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, 2012 at 5:16

3 Answers 3


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, 2012 at 16:47

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, 2012 at 2:41
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    “Боже” is a fossilized vocative of “бог.”
    – amd
    Jan 2, 2019 at 8:32

According an unofficial script she said the following:

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

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