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I'll type it phonetically, we
I'll type it phonetically, we pronounce it sreh-ken, boh-sheik. You have to pronounce the verbs in the "short" sound, "boh" is not like "bow", not so much "oh" sound, shorter than that. And "sheik" should have a bit of "z" sound to the "s". Literal translation means, "Lucky Easter". It's a term that is used like "Happy Easter" or "Merry Christmas" that people say to each other during the holiday. BTW, in the Orthodox slavic/Russian language we don't use the word "Easter", it's more like above "boh-sheik". Interestingly in Italian is "buona pasqua". Here's how to say "Happy Easter" in 10 other languages: French Joyeuses Pâques German Frohe Ostern Italian Buona Pasqua Spanish ¡Felices Pascuas! Dutch Vrolijk Pasen Polish Szczęśliwej Wielkanocy! Danish God påske Portuguese Feliz Páscoa Catalan Bona Pasqua Romanian Paşte Fericit Notice the German version, Frohe Ostern. And you see where the English/American "Easter" comes from as German has a major influence on English. And, you also see "Ostern" as related to the northern Europe Saxon goddess Eostre (a.k.a. Eastre). The modern world is woven from ancient threads. It can not exist without them. That's why we need to know what those threads are and where they come from in order to know ourselves.