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Buddy, godfather in Russian 🇷🇺

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

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Tips to remember the Russian word:

1. Associative Memory: Think of 'приятель' as a term for someone who brings you 'приятность' (pleasure or joy). It’s like a buddy who always makes you feel good.
2. Sound Similarity: Try to associate ‘приятель’ (pri-YAH-tyel) with "pri" (like "pre-" in English) and "yat" which might remind you of ‘yet’ in English, suggesting a close ongoing relationship.


– The word 'приятель' (priyatel') comes from 'приятный' (priyatny), which means ‘pleasant’ in Russian. So a 'приятель' is someone who is pleasant and amiable, a buddy.

Other words that mean the same thing:

1. Друг (droog) – This is another common word for ‘friend’. However, 'друг' is often more intimate than 'приятель'.
2. Товарищ (tovarishch) – This term, originally meaning ‘comrade’, is used less frequently in modern Russia but still denotes a friend or companion, often with a slightly formal or historical nuance.
3. Кум (kum) – Although more regional and technically meaning godfather, it is also sometimes used to refer to a close male friend.

Alternate meanings like slang:

– In some informal contexts, 'приятель' can imply not just a friend but an acquaintance or companion who is not necessarily very close. It can be more casual than 'друг'.

Examples of sentences that use it:

1. Russian: Мой приятель пригласил меня на вечеринку.
Romanized: Moy priyatel' priglasil menya na vecherinku.
Translation: My buddy invited me to the party.

2. Russian: Я встретил старого приятеля в парке.
Romanized: Ya vstretil starogo priyatelya v parke.
Translation: I met an old friend in the park.

3. Russian: Мы с приятелем часто играем в шахматы.
Romanized: My s priyatelem chasto igraem v shakhmaty.
Translation: My buddy and I often play chess.

4. Russian: Этот парень мой новый приятель.
Romanized: Etot paren' moy novy priyatel'.
Translation: This guy is my new buddy.

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