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    Wish to know a diminutive

    Anyone here who can tell me the diminutive for the names
    Kiryl
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    Anton?

    Thank you, spasiba balshoye
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    Кирилл - In my childhood I had a friend and we always called him Кирилл, sometimes - Кирюха.

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    Re: Wish to know a diminutive

    Quote Originally Posted by Svetlana
    Anyone here who can tell me the diminutive for the names
    Kiryl
    and
    Anton?

    Thank you, spasiba balshoye
    BTW Kiryl should have double l ending, so it is Kiryll

    Kiryll -> Кирюша, Кира, Кирюшка
    Anton -> Антоша, Антошка

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    Re: Wish to know a diminutive

    Quote Originally Posted by DenisM
    Anton -> Антоша, Антошка
    -> Тоша, Тошка... [Ан] часто опускают

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    Thanks

    I just wanted to know because I have a colleague who is in my Russian cold war literature class from Belarus who is Kiryll, and I have a professor who teaches one of my courses who is Anton. Even though he is my professor we are friends and I call him with "ti" The same with one of the Russian language professors, Fred. We are friends also and call each other on "ti".
    If Anton and I were not friends I would call him Anton Nikolayevich.
    and Kiryll would be Kiryll Sergeyevich.
    We speak all the time in Russian-Kiryll and I-and hardly any english. Anton doesn't want to speak Russian because he wants to practice his English. That's why I told him jokingly that I hate him because I need the Russian practice.
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    Svetlana, are you Canadian? Just wondering.
    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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    Da...ya kanadka...

    Konyeshna. Ya padumala shto ya skazala vam shto ya kanadka.
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    Можно на ты. "Я думала что я уже сказала (тебе) что я канадка" sounds a bit better to me. Your version was good but "подумать" does not fit here. "Подумать" means like to think over. Кстати моя подруга переехала в Канаду.(но она украинка)
    Vrei să pleci dar nu ma, nu ma iei
    Nu ma, nu ma iei, nu ma, nu ma, nu ma iei
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    "ti"

    "ti" Harasho. Spasiba za grammatuky pravil'na, ho kak pa rooskie "to think for awhile". Ya dumala slova "padumat"
    Eta harasho, shto "tvaya" padrooga tozhe Ukrainka.
    The bureaucracy exists to serve the people; the people don't exist to serve the bureaucracy."- N. I. Bukharin

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    Re: "ti"

    Quote Originally Posted by Svetlana
    Spasiba za grammatuky pravil'na, ho kak pa rooskie "to think for awhile". Ya dumala slova "padumat"
    Yes, in general that's right.
    "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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