CHEBURASHKA - The Favourite Russian Cartoon Character!
Spelling and Pronunciation

This Site is named after the Russian cartoon character - Cheboorushca.

But, the most popular spelling of this word is "Cheburashka".
So we'll call him "Cheburashka" here in this Site.

In both cases of spelling, the pronunciation is the same.

  1. Cheboorushca
    "Che" - like in check, chest
    "boo" - like in book, boomer
    "rush" - like in rush hour
    "ca" - like in Jamaica
  2. Cheburashka
    "Che" - like in check, chest
    "bu" - like in book, boomer
    "rash" - like in rush hour
    "ca" - like in Jamaica
About "Cheburashka"

Cheburashka (Russian: Чебурашка) is a character in children's literature, from a 1965 story by the Russian writer Eduard Uspensky. He is also the protagonist (voiced by Klara Rumyanova) of the animated film series by Soyuzmultfilm studio, the first episode of which was made in 1969.


According to the story, Cheburashka is a funny little animal, unknown to science, who lives in the tropical forest. He accidentally gets into a crate of oranges, eats his fill, and falls asleep. Cheburashka is not a personal name; it is a species name invented by the puzzled director of the shop where he is found. The salesman takes the animal out and sits him on the table, but his paws are numb after the long time spent in the crate, and he tumbles down ("cheburakhnulsya" (чебурахнулся), a Russian colloquialism, "tumbled" in English) from the table onto the chair and then from the chair, where he could not sit, for the same reason, onto the floor. The director of the shop, who witnesses the scene, called him Cheburashka. Words with this root were archaic in Russian; Uspensky gave them a new lease on life. (The 19th-century Explanatory Dictionary of the Living Great Russian language of Vladimir Dal gives the meaning of "cheburashka" as another name for the vanka-vstanka tumbling toy.)

Cartoon Series
  1. Gena the Crocodile (Крокодил Гена) - 1969
  2. Cheburashka (Чебурашка) - 1971
  3. Shapoklyak (Шапокляк) - 1974
  4. Cheburashka Goes to School (Чебурашка идёт в школу) - 1983
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