Where's your master / mistress? (dog's owner)

Encolpius

Senior Member
Hungarian
Hello, I have not found in the Oxford Russian dictionary if there is a colloquial word for dog owner in Russian. Many languages have a word (mostly: Lord (Hungarian, Czech, German, Italian, etc). You see a doggie in the street and start to talk to her and say" Where is your master/mistress?" What would you say in Russian? Thanks. E.
 
  • Awwal12

    Senior Member
    Russian
    The word you're looking for is хозя́ин (owner, proprietor; master (of servants, slaves, animals); host, head of a household).
    Therefore it should be "где́ тво́й хозя́ин/твоя́ хозя́йка"?
     

    Encolpius

    Senior Member
    Hungarian
    Good day Awwal and thanks for the quick and perfect answer. E.
    (don't you use diminuiteves of those words like Czechs or Germans do?)
     

    Şafak

    Senior Member
    Good day Awwal and thanks for the quick and perfect answer. E.
    (don't you use diminuiteves of those words like Czechs or Germans do?)

    I can hardly imagine anyone saying "хозяюшка" to a female dog owner. "Хозяин" and "хозяйка" are the most common word choices in this case.

    Don't say any other ridiculous stuff. :oops:

    Update: corrected my glaring mistakes. Whoops
     
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    Encolpius

    Senior Member
    Hungarian
    Thanks, the main thing is I have learned at least the words хозя́ин/хозя́йка & the rest is too sophisticated for a Russian student like me. :)
     
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