Good morning ladies & gentlemen, I got fascinated by the Russian expression Карау́л! My dictionary says it means Help! Is that a common colloquial expression or do you use it rarely? Can I use it only in a specific situations? We have a similar expression in Hungarian but we use it only if we want to call the guard, I think the origin of that Russian expression is the same but it became less specific. Interesting. Thank you for the cooperation & have a productive day. Enco.