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Is he yelling "kusnav" or like "kusnov"?

What does it even mean ... couldn't find anything on the webs - am I heavily mistyping it?

  • it sounds Russian which according to this answer Yuri and Victor are both based off Russians not to mention that Victor in the anime is Russian anyway. i would suspect that it's actually Russian. as for any mistyping when i google them i get google trying to correct me with "kushnav" but having not seen the series i'm not sure if this is correct or not – Memor-X Apr 2 '17 at 23:45
  • @Memor-X: FWIW I don't think "kushnav" ever appears in the series. – Maroon Apr 3 '17 at 0:42
  • It would greatly help if you would indicate the place of the supposed appearance of this word. ie timing, episode number – Tyhja Apr 3 '17 at 2:53
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The only similar-sounding word that I recall hearing in Yuri!!! on Ice is the Russian word vkusno (вкусно), which in the show is sometimes used by characters to mean "tasty". (For instance, it appears in ep. 2 when Victor is introduced to katsudon, and when in ep. 9, Yuri Katsuki tastes the katsudon pirozhki that Yuri Plisetsky's grandfather made.)

The IPA transcription of вкусно is [ˈfkusnə]: it is then not implausible that a casual listener might miss the initial [f] sound or be confused when transcribing the final schwa, leading to a transcription like kusna or kusno. (When encountering unexpected two consonant combinations, I have sometimes missed the first consonant entirely: for instance, when I first heard the Hebrew song "Hatikvah", I heard "tsofiyah" (צופיה) as "sofiyah," because it was easier for me to process what I heard that way when I was not listening carefully.)

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Viktor Nikiforov yells the word 'Vkusno' (вкусно), which is the Russian word for 'delicious'. If you notice, he only yells it when eating Pork Cutlet Bowls (not a euphemism) and Hot Pot!!

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