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English translation: A dog's name

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22:38 Jun 15, 2001
Russian to English translations [PRO]
Russian term or phrase: tuzik
a word i do not know
Jimmy
English translation:A dog's name
Explanation:
Tuzik is a popular dog's name in Russia. Usually it is given to smal mongrel dogs. Also this is the name of pupular chocholates in Russia (quite tasty I may say, I liked them very much when a child:o))
Hope this helps.
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Alexander Kudriavtsev
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Summary of answers provided
naadditional info:)
ttagir
naTuzikSerge
naname of a small doggy (male), deminuitive from "ace" (in cards), etc.
ttagir
naname of a small goddy (male), deminuitive from "ace" (in cards), etc.
ttagir
nabigwig; influential (important) personDrSantos
naA dog's nameAlexander Kudriavtsev


  

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52 mins
A dog's name


Explanation:
Tuzik is a popular dog's name in Russia. Usually it is given to smal mongrel dogs. Also this is the name of pupular chocholates in Russia (quite tasty I may say, I liked them very much when a child:o))
Hope this helps.

Alexander Kudriavtsev
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1 hr
bigwig; influential (important) person


Explanation:
TUZIK - if the subject is finances, politics or similar, then it is a diminutive of tuz (sardastically called "very important little person").
It would help to see more of the context.


    Another good guess
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3 hrs
name of a small goddy (male), deminuitive from "ace" (in cards), etc.


Explanation:
Indeed, the word тузик is a diminutive of the word туз.
тузик mainly is used
1) to call dogs (Тузик male only) which are not too large by size;
2) as name of butter-scotch sweets (ириски "Тузик");
3) to name an ace of playing cards in the diminutive sense: А вот мы сейчас зайдем с тузика...

Since you used this word without first capital, it could seemingly mean namely the third item.

Sincerely yours,
Dr. Tagir S. Tagirov,
KSU



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ttagir
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3 hrs
name of a small doggy (male), deminuitive from "ace" (in cards), etc.


Explanation:
Indeed, the word тузик is a diminutive of the word туз.
тузик mainly is used
1) to call dogs (Тузик male only) which are not too large by size;
2) as name of butter-scotch sweets (ириски "Тузик");
3) to name an ace of playing cards in the diminutive sense: А вот мы сейчас зайдем с тузика...

Since you used this word without first capital, it could seemingly mean namely the third item.

Sincerely yours,
Dr. Tagir S. Tagirov,
KSU
PS Sorry, I mistyped a word in the upper box:(


    Lingvo 6.5 (ed of 2000) see www lingvo.ru
    Large Cambridge English-Russian Dictionary
ttagir
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8 hrs
additional info:)


Explanation:
I recalled that by the same word a sort of small boat is called : "Тузик"* (I do not remember the plant producding this type of small boats which are two-oar and rather convenient for fiching; their title is used namely as a reminder of a small dog's name).

Another approach can be met for instance in the following phrase:
"Да какой же ты туз?! Так, тузик какой-то...", in which again both senses of the word тузик are used: 1) deminuitive form of bigwig, big noise; big shot; ace, scull, and 2) small doggy's name.

Please also recall that in Russian the word туз is also used in navy slang (or terminology) and mean a (two-oar) dinghy. Please note that this is the third reason for that name goven to a small boat (see *).

Now I think you have all information for deciding on what is the real sense of your word:)

Tagir


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1 day 14 hrs
Tuzik


Explanation:
In English transliterated: Тузик = Tuzik (beginning from the Capital letter)- dog's name.

Hope it can help you.
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Serge

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