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    Kostya

    Can anyone pls show me how the name "Kostya" is written in Russian? Also, is there any meaning behind this name? Is it very common?
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    Костя - it is a short variant of Bysantic name Konstantin (Констианин), it came to Russia with Orthodox Crush in 10th cent.
    In English it would be "Constant".
    It is popular, but not the most popular.

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    Hey thank you!
    Appreciate your help. It's a guy's name right?
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    Quote Originally Posted by monarc
    It's a guy's name right?
    Yes, you're right.
    Мы выбираем путь, идем к своей мечте,
    И надо не свернуть с пути уже нигде.
    И стоит шаг пройти, заносит время сле-ед,
    Обратного пути у жизни просто нет.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dimon
    Yes, you're right.
    Cool. Thanks
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    wow ,,thats a beautiful name
    her:"yah hachoo.."
    Me:....."BLESS YOU"

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    is it pronounced as "cost-yah" or "cost-dja"?
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    as "cost-yah"
    "Happy new year, happy new year
    May we all have a vision now and then
    Of a world where every neighbour is a friend"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Friendy
    as "cost-yah"
    Friendy, may be "cos-tyah" is better?
    Gib immer 100% bei der Arbeit: 12% am Montag, 23% am Dienstag, 40% am Mittwoch, 20% am Donnerstag, 5% am Freitag ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by JJ
    Quote Originally Posted by Friendy
    as "cost-yah"
    Friendy, may be "cos-tyah" is better?
    Of course. I simply copied monarc's first variant and wasn't paying much attention on dividing into syllables.
    "Happy new year, happy new year
    May we all have a vision now and then
    Of a world where every neighbour is a friend"

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    hehehe thank you, both of you! At least now i know how to say it
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    Quote Originally Posted by monarc
    hehehe thank you, both of you! At least now i know how to say it
    By the way, Kostya is here with you now
    As Drent binj altied stoned umdaj tuschen Hunebedden woont!

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    To hear the correct pronunciation will "cost ya" five bucks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chaika
    To hear the correct pronunciation will "cost ya" five bucks.
    The best transcription I think is "Cost'a" with the short "o" (it's not sth like "ou" or "ow").
    As Drent binj altied stoned umdaj tuschen Hunebedden woont!

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    Americans never know how to spell Kostya correctly. The worst attempt at spelling I've heard I think was Qu.......
    When pronounced in America it sounds like it should be spelt: Koi (like the oi in coin) then stcha; Koistcha[/list]

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    Americans never know how to spell Kostya correctly. The worst attempt at spelling I've heard I think was Qu.......
    When pronounced in America it sounds like it should be spelt: Koi (like the oi in coin) then stcha; Koistcha

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