Russian Vocabulary (and Wisdom)

How to say "girl" in Russian

This Russian word is one of the top 1000 words in Russian. The complete list of most common Russian words is available here.

девушка

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Meaning: girl, lady, miss, lass, girlfriend

Pronunciation: [DYEH-voosh-kah]

Part of speech: noun (feminine noun (also see #524))

Rank: #326 (see frequency list)



What a beautiful girl!
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 Example sentences:
  • Какáя краси́вая дéвушка!
  • What a beautiful girl!
  • Он женáт на молодóй дéвушке.
  • He is married to a young girl.
  • Сáша пошëл в кафé со своéй дéвушкой.
  • Sasha went to a cafe with his girlfriend.
  • В твоëм вóзрасте у меня́ ещë нé было дéвушки.
  • At your age I didn't have a girlfriend yet.
  • Сергéй пригласи́л дéвушку в шикáрный ресторáн.
  • Sergey invited the girl to a posh restaurant.
  • Дéвушка, дáйте мне меню́, пожáлуйста.
  • (Waitress), could I have the menu, please.
  •  literal  Girl, give me the menu, please.
  • Дéвушка, вас зовëт молодóй человéк.
  • Miss, the young man is calling you.
  • Ты что, встречáeшься с нécколькими дéвушками одновремéнно?
  • Are you really dating several girls at the same time?
  • В Росси́и мнóго прекрácных дéвушек.
  • There are many beautiful girls in Russia.
  • Каки́е комплимéнты ну́жно говори́ть дéвушкам?
  • What compliments should one pay to girls?
  •  literal  What compliments is it necessary to pay to girls?


 Related words:
  • дéвочка = a little girl
  • жéнщина = a woman
  • мужчи́на = a man
 Proverbs and sayings:
  • Бы́ли дéнежки – люби́ли Сéню дéвушки, а не стáло дéнежек – забы́ли Сéню дéвушки.
  • When Senia had money, girls loved him, and when Senia had no money left, girls forgot him.
  • Дéвушка, гуля́й, а дéльце пóмни.
  • Girl, go out, but remember about work.
  • Дéвушкам - на бесéдушку, а старикáм - спать
  • For girls, talking, for elderly people, sleeping.
 Other forms of the word (declensions):
Case Singular Plural
Nominativeде́вушкаде́вушки
Genitiveде́вушкиде́вушек
Dativeде́вушкеде́вушкам
Accusativeде́вушкуде́вушек
Instrumentalде́вушкойде́вушками
Prepositionalде́вушкеде́вушках

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Word recordings: Copyright(c) 2006 Streit Goulnara, Streit Eric, Vion Nicolas. Copyright(c) 2007 S. Sakhno, N. Vion. Distributed under CC-BY.



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