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    Hi! I am new to the Russian culture and I am wondering if Dima is a nickname for Dmitri and what Dima means. I have looked in a lot of places but can't find it. Any help would be appreciated!

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    Yes, Dima is a "nickname" for Dmitri. Technically it's what's called a diminutive form, which means a form of a noun used to make it sound more informal or tender. In this case his friends would probably call him "Dima" or perhaps some other nickname they make up for him. It's just a form of the name and doesn't actually mean anything.

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    If someone's name was Dima does that mean that his real name is Dmitri? or could his parents have named him Dima... He goes by Dima.. I never asked him..

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    Dunno, it could be someone's actual name. There are (non-Russian) people whose legal first name is "Natasha", though that's actually a diminutive form of the name "Natalia."

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    The name is probly dmitri. You know 100 guys named John whos parents called them Johnny but that wasn't his name on his birth cirtificate.

    There's other name for dmitiri to, like dimka, and some others.
    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 Dogboy182
    The name is probly dmitri. You know 100 guys named John whos parents called them Johnny but that wasn't his name on his birth cirtificate.

    There's other name for dmitiri to, like dimka, and some others.
    Dima is Dmitri in all offical documents, at least in Russia. But not necessary in US: Владислав can be easily referred as Slava or Vlad ( e.g. on DL ).

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    What about Vladimir? and Yaraslav?

    Those could fit in too.
    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 Dogboy182
    What about Vladimir? and Yaraslav?

    Those could fit in too.
    Yep, that's the problem. If someone calls himself Влад or Слава you never know what his full name is.

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    um... dima

    not sure what it means, though i do know two russian 'dima's and a 'dina' maybe i should ask one of them?

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    No it's ok, we got it.
    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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    You don't like maggot, do you?

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    Me neither. It's really lame when people put big pictures in their sigs for no reason.

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    thats a funny/sick signature pic

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    its not that i don't like her. But i can't think of another way to finish the sentence.
    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 maggot
    um... dima

    not sure what it means, though i do know two russian 'dima's and a 'dina' maybe i should ask one of them?
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    Weed kils braincells, and it seems to me she needs every last one she can get.
    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 Dogboy182
    Weed kils braincells, and it seems to me she needs every last one she can get.
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    Dima = Dmitriy - from Greek Demetra goddess.

    Dina is not usual Russian name, mostly it is Tartarian woman name.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nixer
    Dina is not usual Russian name, mostly it is Tartarian woman name.
    and its a diminutive of Dinara.

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    Quote Originally Posted by scotcher
    and its a diminutive of Dinara.

    Which is the national currency of Iraq.
    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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