Category: "Family"

Брат

September 3rd, 2010 — posted by Don
If you want to talk about your brother, the most likely word you will use in Russian is брат. It has an irregular plural form: SgPl Nomбратбратья Accбратабратьев Gen Preбратебратьях Datбратубратьям Insбратомбратьями Very often брат is used with… more »

Горько

February 25th, 2010 — posted by Tatiana
Last weekend I was invited to my friend’s wedding. It was a great celebration with lots of dancing, delicious Russian food and… wait for it… drinking! Being there made me think of a great word to write about — «горько». No Russian wedding can go… more »

Мама, мать

June 5th, 2009 — posted by Don
There are two standard words in Russian for mother: мама, мать. The former is perfectly regular, and the latter is one of the most ancient words in the language and retains old quirks to it: SgPl Nomматьматери Accматьматерей Genматериматерей… more »

Семья

November 20th, 2008 — posted by Olga
The Russian word for family is семья. Family is a very important part of my life and I could not imagine myself without them. When I lived in Russia, we set one day out of each year to be together as a family. Most of my extended family came to my… more »

Новорождённые дети

October 22nd, 2008 — posted by Olga
The Russian word for newborn infants is новорождённые дети. In America, it is customary to show our appreciation and excitement for an upcoming baby by giving the family a baby shower. However, in Russia, this is usually not the practice until after a… more »