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    Terms of Endearment / Love etc

    Hi,

    Can you help me out with the following:

    1. I am looking for Russian equivalent of dear or darling - kind of in a dismissive way. 'Thanks, but I'm not interested, dear'. Dorogaya? or something else?

    2. Term of endearment / diminutive name for a girlfriend or sweetheart. English name of the woman is Nicola.

    Thanks very much for your help.

    Cx

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    Quote Originally Posted by Calandra View Post
    Hi,

    Can you help me out with the following:

    1. I am looking for Russian equivalent of dear or darling - kind of in a dismissive way. 'Thanks, but I'm not interested, dear'. Dorogaya? or something else?

    Thanks very much for your help.

    Cx
    "Dorogusha" (дорогуша) sounds pretty dismissive I think. Спасибо, дорогуша,но мне это не интересно.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Calandra View Post

    2. Term of endearment / diminutive name for a girlfriend or sweetheart. English name of the woman is Nicola.
    It's a little bit tricky since we don't have a feminine name form of Nicholas in Russian.Therefore Kolya and it's derivatives (Колюся, Колюша, Коленька, etc) can't be applied here IMO. So, I can suggest sticking to Nika (Ника) or its derviatives: Nikusha, Nikusya, Nikulya (Никуша, Никуся, Никуля). The derivatives sound somewhat cheesy and suitable for the speech of a wishy-washy type of male personality.
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