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23:21 Jan 24, 2004
English to Russian translations [Non-PRO]
English term or phrase:sweet
We named our new puppy Mishka, which we were told , meant little bear in Russian. Now we need a second name. I thought about "our sweet little bear." How would you say that in Russian?
Explanation: The Russian word 'sladki' (for 'sweet') bears much more direct meaning (like 'sweet drink' or 'sweet candy')... If 10 years ago you might add to Mishka the name "Gorbi" and it would be 'in'. Today the Gorbi fame, well, faded.
The more proper equivalent for 'sweet' meaning 'dear' in Russian is 'dorogoy', but it's too log to be a puppy name.
And you are looking, as I see it, for some Russian word 'to add some spice', eh?
How about 'nash' ('a' sounds as 'u' in 'rush') - it means 'our' in Russian..
Together it will go as: Nash Mishka