Awesome. My father often used the term “batyar”. First time I see it defined.
There’s a really here restaurant here called “Batyar” referencing the people from those times. I think the US equivalent would be bootlegging gangsters.
There are lots of great restaurants in L’viv. Just found my new favorite steak place. Come visit!
“May you be a lamp –
hang by day, burn by night
fade at dawn,
and may flies settle on you”
The difference between Irish and Ukrainians –
The Irish have all sorts of good wishes for everyone – “may the road rise up to greet you, may the wind be always at your back ……”
Ukrainians have all sorts of great curses –
нехай тебе качка копне
may a duck kick you
That one never made any sense to me at all
In the film clip, the word is “bartyars”
with a warning that it is best to stay away from such people
And – the firm refers to Lviv as “Lwow” the Rashan variant
And “Lemberg” – the German variant
To this very day, sovok union loyalist still refuse to refer to the city by its proper name – Lviv