Babushka - Meaning in Russian

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], from the word ста́рый (old). In this case it’s just a random old lady and not a grandma.

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ба́бушка [bá-bush-ka] Noun , feminine
grandmother, grandma

Examples of Babushka in Russian

  • У ба́бушки высо́кое давле́ние.

    u bá-bush-kee vy-só-ka-ye dav-lýe-nee-ye

    Grandma has high blood pressure.

  • Моя́ ба́бушка – ветера́н Вели́кой Оте́чественной войны́.

    ma-yá bá-bush-ka - vee-tee-rán vee-lée-kaî a-tyé-cheest-veen-naî vaî-ný

    My grandmother is a veteran of the Great Patriotic War.

  • Ско́лько лет твое́й ба́бушке?

    skól'-ka lyet tva-yéî bá-bush-kye

    How old your grandmother?

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

    mnó-gee-ye bá-bush-kee vee-zá-lee nas-kée ee vá-reesh-kee, a ma-yá bá-bush-ka vee-zá-la eeg-rúsh-kee

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

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