How to say 

"Buddy" in Russian

Russian word of the day | Dec 03, 2018
прия́тель
[ pree-yá-teel' ]
Noun , masculine, feminine - "прия́тельница"
Plural - прия́тели
pal, buddy, friend
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In Russian, you can find roughly three levels of friendship: ЗНАКОМЫЙ (somebody you know), ПРИЯТЕЛЬ (somebody you know and on good terms with), and ДРУГ (you are close and participate in each other's life).

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Examples of "Buddy" in Russian

  • Знако́мьтесь, э́то мой прия́тель, Макси́м.

    zna-kóm'-tyes', é-ta moî pree-yá-teel', mak-séem

    Please meet, this is my friend, Maxim.

  • Как зову́т твоего́ прия́теля?

    kak za-vút tva-ee-vó pree-yá-tee-lya

    What is your buddy's name?

Declension of the word приятель

Case Singular Plural
Nominative Nom. прия́тель прия́тели
Genitive Gen. прия́теля прия́телей
Dative Dat. прия́телю прия́телям
Accusative Acc. прия́теля прия́телей
Instrumental Inst. прия́телем прия́телями
Prepositional Prep. прия́теле прия́телях

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