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need answer to a meaning of a Russian word

 
 
Reply Sun 19 Jul, 2009 06:13 pm
I have been reading a story of a young girl from Austria during World War II that received help from a group of Russian soldiers that later called her "Mamuschka" and it does not show up in a Russian Dictionary...it shows up as a dance....but the term must mean something nice....just wanted to know
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Diest TKO
 
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Reply Sun 19 Jul, 2009 06:34 pm
"Babushka" means beautiful woman/girl. I studied Russian. I'll check my books and get back to you.

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Butrflynet
 
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Reply Sun 19 Jul, 2009 07:30 pm
Mamushka (without the c) has something to do with the infamous nested dolls doesn't it?

http://www.fame.puertodefrutos-arg.com.ar/f-fame-2006/fame-15-002.jpg

It was also referenced in song lyrics in the Adams Family movie...

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Katsche
 
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Reply Sun 28 Jul, 2013 04:44 am
@lutheria,
Mamushka means little mother
Babushka means little grandmother
Matryoshka refers to the stacking dolls
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