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    Masha, Mashka, Mashenka

    Do these nicknames or diminutives of Maria all pretty much have the same connotation? or is one or another more intimate or another more casual?

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    Re: Masha, Mashka, Mashenka

    Quote Originally Posted by mashamania
    Do these nicknames or diminutives of Maria all pretty much have the same connotation? or is one or another more intimate or another more casual?
    No, they're all different. I'll list all these forms from the most intimate to the most rude.

    Mashenka is very very nice. You can call so a close friend, your child, your wife, or a person you dislike to make what you say sound cinical.
    Mashula, Mashechka mean the same thing. Absolutely.

    Masha is quite neutral, but you cannot address "Masha" an adult woman that is not a friend of yours. You use unformal "you" = ti with Masha.

    Mariya is formal.

    Mashka (Also Man'ka) sound familiar and slightly abusive. But you can call so a close friend of yours if you know she won't get offended.
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    Re: Masha, Mashka, Mashenka

    Quote Originally Posted by Красота-то какая
    Quote Originally Posted by mashamania
    Do these nicknames or diminutives of Maria all pretty much have the same connotation? or is one or another more intimate or another more casual?
    No, they're all different. I'll list all these forms from the most intimate to the most rude.

    Mashenka is very very nice. You can call so a close friend, your child, your wife, or a person you dislike to make what you say sound cinical.
    Mashula, Mashechka mean the same thing. Absolutely.

    Masha is quite neutral, but you cannot address "Masha" an adult woman that is not a friend of yours. You use unformal "you" = ti with Masha.

    Mariya is formal.

    Mashka (Also Man'ka) sound familiar and slightly abusive. But you can call so a close friend of yours if you know she won't get offended.
    Thank you! спасибо!

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    Re: Masha, Mashka, Mashenka

    Quote Originally Posted by mashamania
    Thank you! спасибо!
    Since this is for you fan website, I think you could also call her "Наша Маша" (Nasha Masha) which means "our Masha!" It's kind of catchy sounding (to me at least).
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    Also then Маша-растеряша

    Masha - rasteryasha

    It is a delicate and tender way of saying: Masha-who-is-always-losing-things. For silly girls.[/b]
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    Наша Маша

    Yeah, that is a catchy phrase, and easy to cheer! lol

    Маша-растеряша

    cute lol!

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    Хороша Маша, да не наша...

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    Наша Маша горько плачет
    Изнасиловали значит!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chuvak
    Наша Маша горько плачет
    Изнасиловали значит!
    Our Masha sobs bitterly
    It means they raped her!??!?
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    Yes Originally the verse wasn't cruel

    Наша Таня громко плачет
    Уронила в речку мячик
    Тише, Танечка, не плачь:
    Не утонет в речке мяч!

    Our Tanya is sobbing bitterly
    She has dropped her ball into the river
    Cheer up, Tanechka, don't cry
    The ball will not go down.
    Life is great and so are you

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    Yes. Originally the verse wasn't cruel.
    That's one of the very popular poems by famous soviet children's writer Agnia Barto.
    Some of these poems gave birth to hundreds of parodies, most of which are rude or indecent.

    Наша Таня громко плачет
    Уронила в речку мячик
    Тише, Танечка, не плачь:
    Не утонет в речке мяч!
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    Наша Таня, типа, плачет -
    Уронила, типа, мячик.
    Нет бы ей прикинуть, дуре -
    Не утонет он, в натуре.

    or (мишка=teddy bear):

    Уронили мишку на пол,
    Оторвали мишке лапу.
    Все равно его не брошу,
    Потому что он хороший.
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    Даже если спирт замерзнет
    Все равно я пить не брошу
    Буду грызть его зубами
    Потому что он хороший.

    That's the only innocent version of mishka-poem. Other poems about Mishka are so sadistic I don't dare to quote them here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Barmaley
    Quote Originally Posted by Chuvak
    Наша Маша горько плачет
    Изнасиловали значит!
    Our Masha sobs bitterly
    It means they raped her!??!?
    Exactly

    Our Masha is sobbing bitterly
    Therefore She was raped!!!

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    Если красавица в рот брать стесняется
    Дай ей по печени - пусть покривляется!!!

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    Наша Маша горько плачет -
    Уронила в речку мячик.
    Тише, Танечка, не плачь -
    А то будешь там где мяч!!!
    Семь бед, один Reset

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    Quote Originally Posted by wanja
    Наша Маша горько плачет -
    Уронила в речку мячик.
    Тише, Танечка, не плачь -
    А то будешь там где мяч!!!
    уронила Маша, а попадёт Танечке?
    Life is great and so are you

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    Wow. These are terrible -- like an even more twisted form of "Joy to the World (the Teacher's Dead!)" This was horribly popular in like fourth grade (set of course to the tune of the religious hymn Joy to the World (the Lord has come):
    Joy to the world,
    The teacher's dead,
    We barbequed her head,
    And as for the body,
    We flushed it down the potty,
    Let Heaven and nature sing, let Heaven and Nature sing...
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    Quote Originally Posted by gRomoZeka
    Yes. Originally the verse wasn't cruel.
    That's one of the very popular poems by famous soviet children's writer Agnia Barto.
    Some of these poems gave birth to hundreds of parodies, most of which are rude or indecent.

    Наша Таня громко плачет
    Уронила в речку мячик
    Тише, Танечка, не плачь:
    Не утонет в речке мяч!
    ------------||---------------
    ------------\/---------------
    Наша Таня, типа, плачет -
    Уронила, типа, мячик.
    Нет бы ей прикинуть, дуре -
    Не утонет он, в натуре.
    Another version:
    Наша Таня громко плачет
    Уронила в речку мячик
    Тише, Танечка, не плачь:
    Всё равно соседский мяч!
    "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 Barmaley
    Wow. These are terrible -- like an even more twisted form of "Joy to the World (the Teacher's Dead!)" This was horribly popular in like fourth grade (set of course to the tune of the religious hymn Joy to the World (the Lord has come):
    Joy to the world,
    The teacher's dead,
    We barbequed her head,
    And as for the body,
    We flushed it down the potty,
    Let Heaven and nature sing, let Heaven and Nature sing...
    Lol, good one. I remember that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wanja
    Наша Маша горько плачет -
    Уронила в речку мячик.
    Тише, Танечка, не плачь -
    А то будешь там где мяч!!!
    Наша Таня громко плачет,
    Уронила в речку мячик.
    Тише, Танечка, не плачь,
    А не то я дам под ср*ч!
    «И всё, что сейчас происходит внутре — тоже является частью вселенной».

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    How do you feel when you are called---without any nicknames, just directly,
    like "Sergei!!" "Alexandr!!" ????

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