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"Amateur" in Russian

Russian word of the day | Oct 18, 2019 (see all)
люби́тель
[ lyu-bée-tyel' ]
Noun , masculine
amateur, dilettante; lover, fan
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Examples of "Amateur" in Russian

  • Он большо́й люби́тель рыба́лки.

    on bal'-shóî lyu-bée-tyel' ry-bál-kee

    He is a big fan of fishing.

  • Я не профессиона́льный фото́граф, скоре́е люби́тель.

    ya nye pra-fee-see-a-nál'-nyî fa-tóg-raf, ska-ryé-ye lyu-bée-tyel'

    I am not a professional photographer, rather an amateur.

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Declension of the word любитель

Case Singular Plural
Nominative Nom. люби́тель люби́тели
Genitive Gen. люби́теля люби́телей
Dative Dat. люби́телю люби́телям
Accusative Acc. люби́теля люби́телей
Instrumental Inst. люби́телем люби́телями
Prepositional Prep. люби́теле люби́телях

Same stem words

to admire, to feast one's eyes
люби́мец [lyu-bée-meets] Noun , masculine , feminine: люби́мица
pet, favourite, minion
любвеоби́льный [lyub-vee-a-béel'-nyî] Adjective
loving, full of love, amorous; able to love strongly or many people
трудолюби́вый [tru-da-lyu-bée-vyî] Adjective
industrious, diligent, hard-working, assiduous
to fall in love
to fall in love
полюби́ть [pa-lyu-béet'] Verb , perfective
to fall in love, to grow fond of, to come to like
to love
любо́вь [lyu-bóf'] Noun , feminine
love

Additional examples

  • Он люби́тель путеше́ствовать автосто́пом.

    on lyu-bée-teel' pu-tee-shést-va-vat' af-ta-stó-pam

    He loves to hitch-hike.

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