Babushka - Meaning in Russian

Babushka
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Babushka means grandmother in Russian. The word babushka is also used to talk about old ladies in general.

In Russian alphabet it’s written ба́бушка.

Possible variations of babushka:

бабу́ля [ba-bú-lya]

бабу́ся [ba-bú-sya]

An old lady can be also called стару́шка [sta-rúsh-ka], it comes from the word ста́рый (old). In this case it’s just a random old lady and not a grandma.

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ба́бушка [bábushka] Noun , feminine
grandmother, grandma

Examples of Babushka in Russian

  • Ле́то мы обы́чно проводи́ли у ба́бушки с де́душкой в дере́вне.

    lyéta my abýchna pravadéelee u bábushkee s dyédushkaî v deeryévnye

    We usually spent the summer with our grandma and grandpa in the village.

  • Мно́гие ба́бушки вяза́ли носки́ и ва́режки, а моя́ ба́бушка вяза́ла игру́шки.

    mnógeeye bábushkee veezálee naskée ee váreeshkee, a mayá bábushka veezála eegrúshkee

    Many grandmothers knitted socks and mittens, and my grandmother knitted toys.

  • Моя́ ба́бушка – ветера́н Вели́кой Оте́чественной войны́.

    mayá bábushka veeteerán veeléekaî atyécheestveennaî vaîný

    My grandmother is a veteran of the Great Patriotic War.

  • Ско́лько лет твое́й ба́бушке?

    skól'ka lyet tvayéî bábushkye

    How old your grandmother?

  • У ба́бушки высо́кое давле́ние.

    u bábushkee vysókaye davlýeneeye

    Grandma has high blood pressure.

  • Э́ти ва́режки связа́ла моя́ бабу́шка.

    étee váreeshkee sveezála mayá bábushka

    These mittens were knitted by my grandmother.

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