Sweetheart

gorbatzjov

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Belgium, Dutch/French/English
Hello,

Can anyone tell me what some nice and common words are you would use to your girlfriend (like sweetheart, precious girl, etc) in Russian.

What's the most used by young persons (20s)?

Thanks a lot, спасиба,
Phil
 
  • tacandr

    Member
    Russian (Russia)
    gorbatzjov said:
    Hello,

    Can anyone tell me what some nice and common words are you would use to your girlfriend (like sweetheart, precious girl, etc) in Russian.

    What's the most used by young persons (20s)?

    Thanks a lot, спасиба,
    Phil


    Любимая (L'oo-bee-maya - the stress falls on the second sylable and "L" is very soft). The word suits all such situations and sounds always relevant to a Russian speaking girl.
     

    tacandr

    Member
    Russian (Russia)
    Mikeyp028 said:
    Well, i can give you драгоценная девушка which is precious girl and
    зазноба is sweetheart
    hope it helps!

    зазноба - outdated and may sound funny if not queer. The word was widely used in the 19th century literature but now acquired a slightly ironic usage and is used in the 3d person mainly "Она моя зазноба..."

    драгоценная девушка - well, it will definitely sound sarcastic.
     

    mitrofan

    Member
    Russia, Russian, Spanish, English
    I´ve never heard "zaznoba" nowadays.
    You can also say "kótik", "záichic" (and other animals), "sólnishko moyó"
     
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