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    russian family names

    I want to know what some common family names are in russia.
    Here(in america) we have many common family names Smith,Johnson,Brown
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    I think those are the most common surnames in Russia:

    Иванов
    Кузнецов
    Смирнов
    Сидоров
    Петров

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    thanks N!
    Another question would be do a lot of russian names end in -ов? Like the examples you gave, Or is it just the common names?





    off topic: I just found out today that "alot" is wrong it should be "a lot." Just thought i would share a common mistake to the people learning english.

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    Quote Originally Posted by американский13
    Another question would be do a lot of russian names end in -ов? Like the examples you gave, Or is it just the common names?
    Most of the Russian surnames end with “-ов” and “-ин”. Also there are sometimes “-ий” and “-ой”. Another kinds of surnames are quite rare.

    off topic: I just found out today that "alot" is wrong it should be "a lot." Just thought i would share a common mistake to the people learning english.
    Better share it to the people speaking English

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    Better share it to the people speaking English


    lol yeah i agree

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    But Russian surnames for a girl will change. Like if they end in -ов, for a girl it is -ова. For last names with -ин an "а" is also added. And for "ий" and "ой" for girl it's "ая". Just something to know.

    Карпов--> КарповА
    Жуков--> ЖуковА
    Грицевский--> ГрицевскАЯ
    Иванов --> ИвановА

    And so on.
    Vrei să pleci dar nu ma, nu ma iei
    Nu ma, nu ma iei, nu ma, nu ma, nu ma iei
    Chipul tau si dragostea din tei
    Mi-amintesc de ochii tai

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    Quote Originally Posted by американский13
    thanks N!
    Another question would be do a lot of russian names end in -ов? Like the examples you gave, Or is it just the common names?
    Tu is right. And as far as I know many Bulgarian, Czech and some German (whose ancestors were Slavs that lived in the East Germany in Middle Ages) names end in - ov (ow).

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    Quick question for you Poles out there. What would be the female version of "Żelazek"?

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    Quote Originally Posted by американский13
    thanks N!
    Another question would be do a lot of russian names end in -ов?
    -oв = of. So "Ivanov" it's kinda "of Ivan".
    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 Anonymous
    Quick question for you Poles out there. What would be the female version of "Żelazek"?
    Żelazek/Żelazna, IMHO.
    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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    А я подумал... Железка... sorry...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anonymous
    Quick question for you Poles out there. What would be the female version of "Żelazek"?
    Although I'm not Pole (and not expert in polish either), I'm almost sure
    Żelazek -- Żelazekova
    Кр. -- сестр. тал.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Евгения Белякова
    But Russian surnames for a girl will change. Like if they end in -ов, for a girl it is -ова. For last names with -ин an "а" is also added. And for "ий" and "ой" for girl it's "ая". Just something to know.

    Карпов--> КарповА
    Жуков--> ЖуковА
    Грицевский--> ГрицевскАЯ
    Иванов --> ИвановА

    And so on.
    There is an interesting fact that many women in immigration prefer not to change endings of their surnames e.g.:
    professor Olga Petrov, because you have to prove from time to time that Petrov and Petrova are basically the same surname in some other (russian) language.

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    Yes, that is true. In my current town my friend's mother name is Alla Korvasky, and my other friend is Mira Borochin. Because they immigrated they don't change their name, the ending. But some kids in my school do not do it like this.
    Vrei să pleci dar nu ma, nu ma iei
    Nu ma, nu ma iei, nu ma, nu ma, nu ma iei
    Chipul tau si dragostea din tei
    Mi-amintesc de ochii tai

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    Yo, does anyone know where the name of Berlin's Pankow district comes from? It sounds almost Slavic. But that announcer in the subway pronounces it "Panko", I think(though I don't really remember). Einsteigen, bitte! Zur

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