What does russian word "Halyava" mean?
I hear it often. I'm exchanged student studying in Russia. Looks like it is something like food, or money, or something else.
- Anonymous9 years agoBest Answer
This word means completely free stuff, bonuses (like getting something with extremely low cost) or other achievement, i.e. getting A mark after slacking during all the term.
There's another meaning, 'Halyava' is mythical personage, who helps get halyava.
There's tradition among Russian students, at night before exam they open the window and call Halyava, asking for help on a coming exam.
- ValLv 69 years ago
Nik_OL's answer is very good, I can only add that generally, halyava means something that you got without working for it. When something requires time and effort to get, and you get it by putting much less effort than needed, or without any efforts at all - that's halyava.Source(s): I'm Russian
- TeoShamSherLv 59 years ago
it means "freebie"