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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Deschain Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 26 Jan 2023 at 7:29pm
Originally posted by samanthier samanthier wrote:

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Originally posted by Random Random wrote:

Originally posted by samanthier samanthier wrote:

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Originally posted by samanthier samanthier wrote:

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zajka - bunny
solnyshko - sunshine
úmnitsa - good girl
púpsik - cutie
zólotse - precious
yagatka - sweetie
dochen'ka - daughter/darling daughter



I can neither confirm nor deny one of those is what my wife calls me all the time.
That's kind of comforting. I don't actually speak any language other than English, so I'm just relying on my friends being honest about word meanings and not secretly teaching me to curse when I'm just asking how to say hello. LOL


My wife is a native Russian speaker.  I might disagree about a definition or two, but close enough  Big smile


thank you so much! i was kind of trying to find an english word with a russian flavor. the original word that popped into my head was "dumpling" (which I now realize sounds good but looks terrible, kind of like "no one" LOL) but then my mind started wondering if dumplings were specifically Asian cuisine, and maybe they don't have dumplings, or maybe dumplings are called something else.

i do really appreciate all the help though with the Russian words. but i think it's going to interrupt the flow too much to use a Russian word in that spot. what i'm really searching for is an English word with similar connotation to sweetie or dumpling, but has a decidedly Russian flavor. 

if i have time i'll just watch Masha and the Bear for the 20th time with my girls. I'm sure the word I seek is in there somewhere LOL.

I might still use one of those names. i'm starting to care less about the judges and more about my characters, especially Dasha. she's awesome. i don't want her to get sent to bed without some cute epithet from her mom to let her know everything will be alright.
Babka? It's a type of sweet, braided bread. Or pierogi which essentially is a dumpling. Blini? It's like a crepe. 

BABKA!!!!!!!! that's it!!!!!! we ate babka when i was there. thank you so much!
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Originally posted by Deschain Deschain wrote:

Originally posted by samanthier samanthier wrote:

Originally posted by Deschain Deschain wrote:

Originally posted by Random Random wrote:

Originally posted by samanthier samanthier wrote:

Originally posted by Random Random wrote:

Originally posted by samanthier samanthier wrote:

Originally posted by Deschain Deschain wrote:


zajka - bunny
solnyshko - sunshine
úmnitsa - good girl
púpsik - cutie
zólotse - precious
yagatka - sweetie
dochen'ka - daughter/darling daughter



I can neither confirm nor deny one of those is what my wife calls me all the time.
That's kind of comforting. I don't actually speak any language other than English, so I'm just relying on my friends being honest about word meanings and not secretly teaching me to curse when I'm just asking how to say hello. LOL


My wife is a native Russian speaker.  I might disagree about a definition or two, but close enough  Big smile


thank you so much! i was kind of trying to find an english word with a russian flavor. the original word that popped into my head was "dumpling" (which I now realize sounds good but looks terrible, kind of like "no one" LOL) but then my mind started wondering if dumplings were specifically Asian cuisine, and maybe they don't have dumplings, or maybe dumplings are called something else.

i do really appreciate all the help though with the Russian words. but i think it's going to interrupt the flow too much to use a Russian word in that spot. what i'm really searching for is an English word with similar connotation to sweetie or dumpling, but has a decidedly Russian flavor. 

if i have time i'll just watch Masha and the Bear for the 20th time with my girls. I'm sure the word I seek is in there somewhere LOL.

I might still use one of those names. i'm starting to care less about the judges and more about my characters, especially Dasha. she's awesome. i don't want her to get sent to bed without some cute epithet from her mom to let her know everything will be alright.
Babka? It's a type of sweet, braided bread. Or pierogi which essentially is a dumpling. Blini? It's like a crepe. 

BABKA!!!!!!!! that's it!!!!!! we ate babka when i was there. thank you so much!

I'm pretty sure 'Babka' also means 'grandma' though...
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (1) Thanks(1)   Quote Aezekiel Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 26 Jan 2023 at 7:37pm
Originally posted by crez crez wrote:

Originally posted by Deschain Deschain wrote:

Originally posted by samanthier samanthier wrote:

Originally posted by Deschain Deschain wrote:

Originally posted by Random Random wrote:

Originally posted by samanthier samanthier wrote:

Originally posted by Random Random wrote:

Originally posted by samanthier samanthier wrote:

Originally posted by Deschain Deschain wrote:


zajka - bunny
solnyshko - sunshine
úmnitsa - good girl
púpsik - cutie
zólotse - precious
yagatka - sweetie
dochen'ka - daughter/darling daughter



I can neither confirm nor deny one of those is what my wife calls me all the time.
That's kind of comforting. I don't actually speak any language other than English, so I'm just relying on my friends being honest about word meanings and not secretly teaching me to curse when I'm just asking how to say hello. LOL


My wife is a native Russian speaker.  I might disagree about a definition or two, but close enough  Big smile


thank you so much! i was kind of trying to find an english word with a russian flavor. the original word that popped into my head was "dumpling" (which I now realize sounds good but looks terrible, kind of like "no one" LOL) but then my mind started wondering if dumplings were specifically Asian cuisine, and maybe they don't have dumplings, or maybe dumplings are called something else.

i do really appreciate all the help though with the Russian words. but i think it's going to interrupt the flow too much to use a Russian word in that spot. what i'm really searching for is an English word with similar connotation to sweetie or dumpling, but has a decidedly Russian flavor. 

if i have time i'll just watch Masha and the Bear for the 20th time with my girls. I'm sure the word I seek is in there somewhere LOL.

I might still use one of those names. i'm starting to care less about the judges and more about my characters, especially Dasha. she's awesome. i don't want her to get sent to bed without some cute epithet from her mom to let her know everything will be alright.
Babka? It's a type of sweet, braided bread. Or pierogi which essentially is a dumpling. Blini? It's like a crepe. 

BABKA!!!!!!!! that's it!!!!!! we ate babka when i was there. thank you so much!

I'm pretty sure 'Babka' also means 'grandma' though...

That's babushka lol
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Originally posted by Aezekiel Aezekiel wrote:

Originally posted by crez crez wrote:

Originally posted by Deschain Deschain wrote:

Originally posted by samanthier samanthier wrote:

Originally posted by Deschain Deschain wrote:

Originally posted by Random Random wrote:

Originally posted by samanthier samanthier wrote:

Originally posted by Random Random wrote:

Originally posted by samanthier samanthier wrote:

Originally posted by Deschain Deschain wrote:


zajka - bunny
solnyshko - sunshine
úmnitsa - good girl
púpsik - cutie
zólotse - precious
yagatka - sweetie
dochen'ka - daughter/darling daughter



I can neither confirm nor deny one of those is what my wife calls me all the time.
That's kind of comforting. I don't actually speak any language other than English, so I'm just relying on my friends being honest about word meanings and not secretly teaching me to curse when I'm just asking how to say hello. LOL


My wife is a native Russian speaker.  I might disagree about a definition or two, but close enough  Big smile


thank you so much! i was kind of trying to find an english word with a russian flavor. the original word that popped into my head was "dumpling" (which I now realize sounds good but looks terrible, kind of like "no one" LOL) but then my mind started wondering if dumplings were specifically Asian cuisine, and maybe they don't have dumplings, or maybe dumplings are called something else.

i do really appreciate all the help though with the Russian words. but i think it's going to interrupt the flow too much to use a Russian word in that spot. what i'm really searching for is an English word with similar connotation to sweetie or dumpling, but has a decidedly Russian flavor. 

if i have time i'll just watch Masha and the Bear for the 20th time with my girls. I'm sure the word I seek is in there somewhere LOL.

I might still use one of those names. i'm starting to care less about the judges and more about my characters, especially Dasha. she's awesome. i don't want her to get sent to bed without some cute epithet from her mom to let her know everything will be alright.
Babka? It's a type of sweet, braided bread. Or pierogi which essentially is a dumpling. Blini? It's like a crepe. 

BABKA!!!!!!!! that's it!!!!!! we ate babka when i was there. thank you so much!

I'm pretty sure 'Babka' also means 'grandma' though...

That's babushka lol

My husband called his Russian grandmothers both "Babka," but his family definitely spoke a regional dialect.
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oh man, looking up more about Babka and the word is even better for the context: "A babka is a sweet braided bread which originated in the Jewish communities of Poland and Ukraine." Thank you so much @Samanthier! if only my other 2499 words could be this perfect....
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