Three Sisters

Additional Names & Words

(in alphabetical order)

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Aleko

ah-LYEH-kuh

Babushka

BAH-boosh-kuh

Basmanny

bahs-MAH-nyuh

Berdichev

bair-DEE-tchif

Bis

BEES  (“kiss” in French)

Blini

BLEE-nee (pancakes)

Bobik

BOH-bik

Chekhartma

chih-hart-MAH   

Cheremsha

chih-rem-SHAH

Dobrolyubov

duh-bruh-LYOO-buf

Do svidaniya

DOH sfee-DAH-nee-yuhh

Dyedushka

DYEH-doosh-kuh

Gogol

GOH-guhl

Kapriznitsa

kuh-PREEZ-nih-tsuh (a word coined by Chekhov)

Kirsanovsky

keer-SAH-nuf-skee

Kokhany

koh-HAH-nyuh (Russian pronunciation of Polish)

Kolotilin

kuh-luh-TEE-lin

Kopek

KOH-pek

Kondrashok

kuhn-DRAH-shuk

Kozyrev

KOH-zuh-ref

Lermontov

LYER-mun-tuf

Mama

MAH-muh

Matushka

MAH-toosh-kuh

Merlekhlyundii

meh-lek-LYOON-dee (a word coined by Chekhov)

Moscow

MOSS-koh

Nyanechka

NYAH-nitch-kuh

Nyanya

NYAH-nyah

Nemetsky

nih-MYET-skee

Novo-Devichy

NOH-vuh-DYEH-vih-chee

Papa

PAH-puh

Papasha

puh-PAH-shuh

Pirogi

pih-ROH-gee (dumplings)

Protopopov (Mikhail Ivanich)

pruh-tuh-POH-puf  (mee-ha-EEL ee-VAHN-itch)

Pyzhikov

PEE-shih-kuf

Saratov

sah-RAH-tuf

Skvortsov

SKVAR-tsuf

Sophie

SOH-fee

Sophochka

SOH-fitch-kuh

Stanislaus

STAH-nih-sluhs

Testov

TYES-tuf

Tsarskoe Polskoye

TSAR-skuh-yuh POHL-skuh-yuh

Tsitsikar

tsee-tsee-KAR

Vashe Zdorevye

VAH-sheh zduh-ROH-vee-eh

Zasyp

ZAH-sip

Zemstvo

ZYEM-stfuh

 

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