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    trying to remember...

    Hi I'm new!! I read this book awaile ago and a nickname for one of the characters was
    Little Devil
    but in Russian and with english characters. Could someone help me remember what it was?!

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    Re: trying to remember...

    Маленький дьявол = Malenkiy Dyavol
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    Дьяволёнок = Dyavolyonok

    The spelling in English may slightly differ depending on the transliteration system the author used.
    You may read about different transliteration systems here:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Romanization_of_Russian
    (scroll down until you see the transliteration table)

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    Re: trying to remember...

    It just came to my mind that it could be "Чертёнок" ("Чертёнок" is little чёрт) .
    Чертёнок = Chertyonok

    But "чёрт" (chyort) is not a Devil. It's a far lesser evil spirit (there are thousands of them). They are not necessary malicious, but often harm people because of boredom and inherent naughtiness. "Чертёнок" means the same as "imp" when applied to a child.

    It was probably translated as "Devil" to simplify things.

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