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    Старший оракул
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    I found a list of russian names on a website with a bunch of nicknames. I just chose борис for this example, because it's a common russian name. My question is; Who would call them by each of the names?

    Would борис be like a professional name that strangers would call him?

    Who would call him боря?

    Who would call him боренька?

    Who would call him борька?

    I guess what I'm looking for is who would call him by these different names, and in what situations.


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    Борис is the usual address, formal also.
    Боря is the usual diminutive, widespread.
    Боренька is the pet name used by very close people.
    Борька is a bit rollicking, used by all friends of his.
    «И всё, что сейчас происходит внутре — тоже является частью вселенной».

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