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    душа vs. дух

    are these basically the same?
    Кому - нары, кому - Канары.

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    yes.

    But also:

    душа - soul
    дух - spirit

    душа, дух - spirit (like the ghost)
    дух is also smell

    человек без души, бездушный - heartless
    слабый духом, малодушный - fainthearted
    великодушный - heartful

    душевный - heartly
    духовный - spiritual
    Я так думаю.

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    also the verb дышать is related. Note that 'spirit' and 'breath' are not to far apart in meaning! Cf. inspire, expire.

    The underlying stem is something like /d/-vowel-/x/-
    with a sound rule that X converts to Ш before certain consonants (there was a /j/ there at one time, I think).

    drug-:
    historically drug-j#k- becomes друж#к-

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    Дух also = noob in army slang.
    Вот это да, я так люблю себя. И сегодня я люблю себя, ещё больше чем вчера, а завтра я буду любить себя to ещё больше чем сегодня. Тем что происходит,я вполне доволен!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Leof
    yes.

    But also:

    душа - soul
    дух - spirit

    душа, дух - spirit (like the ghost)
    дух is also smell

    человек без души, бездушный - heartless
    слабый духом, малодушный - fainthearted
    великодушный - heartful

    душевный - heartly
    духовный - spiritual
    I had wondered about душа/дух also. Thanks for the info!
    Feel free to correct my Russian, I'm just a beginner so it'll really need some fixing.

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