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    difference between two words

    Hello

    What is the deep difference (meaning, semantic, origin, use) between this 2 words :

    1. Другом

    2. парнем


    When should we use 1. or 2. ?

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    Друг is a friend. This word normally has no direct relation to love affairs.

    Парень is a guy, lad, fellow.
    It also means boyfriend:
    У неё есть парень? Does she have a boyfriend?
    Кто твой парень? Who is your boyfriend?

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    Note, that "парень" also has more specific meaning as "young man".
    Approximate numbers:
    мальчик (boy) = 0 to 14 years
    парень (guy) = 14 to 25-29 years
    мужчина (man) = 25-30 to 60 years
    старик (old man) = over 60
    So, if we talk about age above 30 we should say "У неё есть мужчина? Does she have a man?".

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    ahh ok i got the meanings

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