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    Now that MashaMania has bumped this back to the top anyway........


    Well, what is the diminutive of Артём? Артюша?
    Artyommeke? ( Flemish version )


    Some of the diminutives of Russian names are pretty well known in the west, like Sacha, Slava, Volodja, etc etc...... But then there are others that we don't have a clue about.... I wondered for a lot time about Vadim - on the internet you usually only find Vadik - until I got hold of one (a Vadim that is ) and asked. Sheez, he never stopped giving alternatives.


    Oh, and another thing....... where's Pranki?!
    Ой, голова у меня кружится |-P ...... and my brain hurts too....

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    Quote Originally Posted by BabaYaga
    Well, what is the diminutive of Артём? Артюша?
    Artyommeke? ( Flemish version )
    I had a classmate named Артём. Parents and friends called him Тёма.

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    Артёмка, Артемий.

    http://www.ledi.ru/mn7/mn369.php?li=1&f=15

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    Артушка
    Hei, rett norsken min og du er død.
    I am a notourriouse misspeller. Be easy on me.
    Пожалуйста! Исправляйте мои глупые ошибки (но оставьте умные)!
    Yo hablo español mejor que tú.
    Trusnse kal'rt eturule sikay!!! ))

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    Quote Originally Posted by kalinka_vinnie
    Артушка
    Haha, then how about Артур?
    In Russian, all nationalities and their corresponding languages start with a lower-case letter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BabaYaga
    Now that MashaMania has bumped this back to the top anyway........


    Well, what is the diminutive of Артём? Артюша?
    Artyommeke? ( Flemish version )


    Some of the diminutives of Russian names are pretty well known in the west, like Sacha, Slava, Volodja, etc etc...... But then there are others that we don't have a clue about.... I wondered for a lot time about Vadim - on the internet you usually only find Vadik - until I got hold of one (a Vadim that is ) and asked. Sheez, he never stopped giving alternatives.


    Oh, and another thing....... where's Pranki?!

    ~=^)

    It seems I have to give my cybermummy a clue for her to address to me. The most common diminutive is Тёма. However, I agree to be called only Артём most of the time. Some other diminutives that spring to mind: Артёмушка, Артёмчик, Тёмик, Тёмка, Тёмочка.

    Pranki's gone. Maybe, too busy. He dropped in once.
    «И всё, что сейчас происходит внутре — тоже является частью вселенной».

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    Quote Originally Posted by N
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    Удивительно: не совпадает только любовь к путешествиям.
    «И всё, что сейчас происходит внутре — тоже является частью вселенной».

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rtyom
    ~=^)
    It seems I have to give my cybermummy a clue for her to address to me.
    But CyberSonny-SweetieHunni.... I know how to address you!! :P


    *ducks* No! No! Don't hit me!! I'll never ever do it again, I promise! Honest!!!


    The most common diminutive is Тёма. However, I agree to be called only Артём most of the time. Some other diminutives that spring to mind: Артёмушка, Артёмчик, Тёмик, Тёмка, Тёмочка.
    Choice galore, so! Funnily enough, I only ever met one Артём, and like you, he didn't like being called anything else than just Артём - that's why I wondered
    It must be an Артёмная Характеристика...
    (Характеристика.........is there even such a word in Russian? I'm still at work, skiving, and I have no словарь here )
    Ой, голова у меня кружится |-P ...... and my brain hurts too....

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    Possible. Better to turn it into черта.
    «И всё, что сейчас происходит внутре — тоже является частью вселенной».

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rtyom
    Possible. Better to turn it into черта.


    You mean....... you want me to call you Черта?!

    OK then.......


    Argh. I did it again! *note to self*: stop teasing these people, you'll end up scaring the *** out of them!



    Seriously now
    Thanks, Артем I looked up характеристика as soon as I got home, and I was well chuffed that it existed... hehe.... but I would never have thought of using черта - so tx
    Ой, голова у меня кружится |-P ...... and my brain hurts too....

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    What does "be chuffed" mean?
    «И всё, что сейчас происходит внутре — тоже является частью вселенной».

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    It's a slang term for being pleased with something.

    It gets used more with 'well' infront of it, but that makes it even more gramatically incorrect.
    Please correct any Russian language mistakes I make.

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    It means the same thing as "to be stoked"

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    Sorry.

    I'll try to speak proper English in future.....



    Volk - I'd probably always use it with "well".... no?
    Ой, голова у меня кружится |-P ...... and my brain hurts too....

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    Speak as you wish! It's no use in knowing nothing of the non-standard English which can be real English one can come across.
    «И всё, что сейчас происходит внутре — тоже является частью вселенной».

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    Quote Originally Posted by Volk
    It's a slang term for being pleased with something.

    It gets used more with 'well' infront of it, but that makes it even more gramatically incorrect.
    You mean "well chuffed"?

    I've never heard it like that before and it's a really common slang word.

    Speak as you wish! It's no use knowing nothing of the non-standard English which can be real English one can come across.
    Actually, I'd reword that whole sentance

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    How, please?
    «И всё, что сейчас происходит внутре — тоже является частью вселенной».

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    I'm not sure. What did you originally mean?

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    I meant there is a real English people use all the time, and it is very useful to know it.
    «И всё, что сейчас происходит внутре — тоже является частью вселенной».

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    Ah I see. I was just a bit unsure before.

    I'd say something along the lines of:

    It's no use not learning the non-standard English because this is the real English you'll come across every day......

    or something like that

    but what you just said now is the best way.

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