Babushka - Meaning in Russian

Jun 23, 2020
Babushka

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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