Category: "Names"

Фамилия

June 10th, 2010 — posted by Don
The Russian word for last name or surname is фамилия. Фамилия does not mean family. Let's say you are in a post office, and the worker there needs to know your last name. He might ask your last name by saying: Как ваша фамилия? What is your last… more »

Имя

June 8th, 2010 — posted by Don
The word for name in Russian, in the sense of “first name,” is имя. A beginner might assume that the -я ending means that the word is a feminine noun, but in fact it is one of the ten third-declension neuter nouns that end in -я in Russian. It… more »