Russian Doll - Russian Dolls

15:25 Feb 8, 2011
English to Korean translations [Non-PRO]
Marketing - Marketing / Market Research
English term or phrase: Russian Doll - Russian Dolls
Dear Colleagues,

We are researching keywords that Korean people use when looking for Russian dolls online. 'Russian doll(s)' can also be called 'matryoshka(s)', 'matrioshka(s)', 'Russian nesting doll(s)', 'Russian stacking doll(s)', 'babushka(s)', 'babooshka(s)' but these are all in English. What about Korean? Is there a specific Korean word(s) that is used for 'Russian doll(s)' because the direct transaltion from English may not work for Korean people.

Any ideas / thoughts are welcome.

Could I please ask you to give Korean suggestions in Korean, but explanations to them in English (as we donot know Korean).

Thank you for your help with this.
Local time: 19:36

Summary of answers provided
5 -1러시아 전통 목각인형, 마트료슈카, 바부슈카
Lion Kim



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russian doll - russian dolls
러시아 전통 목각인형, 마트료슈카, 바부슈카

Most Korean people just say "러시아 전통 목각인형", which means literally "Russian Traditional Wooden Dolls". Also, you can give more detailed explanation the doll, saying it in Korean just like it sounds in Russian, for example, matryoshka(s) = 마트료슈카, babushka(s) = 바부슈카.

Lion Kim
South Korea
Works in field
Native speaker of: Native in KoreanKorean

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
disagree  English2Korean: Babushka(бабушка) is "할머니(grandma)." See my answer at 마트료슈카 is wrong transliteration of "Матрёшка"
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