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Boy, small boy in Russian 🇷🇺

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boy, small boy мальчишка
How to say “boy, small boy” in Russian? “Мальчишка”. Here you will learn how to pronounce “мальчишка” correctly and in the comments below you will be able to get all sorts of advice on boy, small boy in Russian like tips & tricks to remember it, questions, explanations and more.

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Tips to remember the Russian word:

– Think of "mal" as a prefix in English words like "malnutrition" indicating something small or bad. Here, it's just small.
– "Chishka" might remind you of "chick," referring to a young bird, hence something young or small.


– "Мальчишка" is a colloquial term used to describe a young boy, often with a connotation of mischievousness or playfulness.
– It's less formal than "мальчик" (mal'chik) which simply means boy.

Other words that mean the same thing:

– Малыш (malýsh) – little boy, toddler
– Па́рень (páren') – guy, lad (for a slightly older boy)

Alternate meanings like slang:

– In slang or informal language, "мальчишка" can sometimes imply a sense of being inexperienced or naive.

Examples of sentences that use it:

– "Мальчишка играл во дворе с друзьями."
(Mal'chishka igral vo dvore s druz'yami.)
– The boy was playing in the yard with his friends.

– "Этот мальчишка такой непоседа!"
(Etot mal'chishka takoy neposeda!)
– This boy is such a restless one/A troublemaker!

– "Мальчишка помог старушке перейти дорогу."
(Mal'chishka pomog starushke pereyti dorogu.)
– The boy helped the old lady cross the road.

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