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Pumpkin in Russian 🇷🇺

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

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тыква info.

Tips to remember the Russian word:
1. Sound Association: The Russian word "тыква" (tykva) sounds somewhat like "tick" and "va," which can remind you of the ticking of a clock and linking it to "va" allows you to remember it as something circular like a pumpkin.
2. Visualization: Imagine a pumpkin with a ticking clock carved into it; the sound "tick" (ты) reminds you of the start, and "va" (ква) helps seal the deal.

– "Тыква" directly translates to "pumpkin" in English.
– It is used primarily to refer to the large, orange fruit that is celebrated, especially during autumn.

Other words that mean the same thing:
Гарбуз (garbuz): Commonly used in Ukraine and some parts of Russia.
Пампуха (pampuha): Another less common term but still recognizes the same gourd.

Alternate meanings like slang:
– In some Russian contexts, "тыква" can also refer to a person’s head in a humorous, informal way, similar to calling someone a "noggin" or "melon" in English.

Examples of sentences that use "тыква":
1. Literal use:
– "На Хэллоуин мы вырезаем рожицы на тыквах."
(Na Khalloween my vyrezayem rozhitsy na tykvakh.)
Translation: "On Halloween, we carve faces on pumpkins."

2. Slang use:
– "Разуй тыкву и начни думать!"
(Razuy tykvu i nachni dumat'!)
Translation: "Use your head and start thinking!"

3. Other contexts:
– "Я купил большую тыкву на рынке."
(Ya kupil bolshuyu tykvu na rynke.)
Translation: "I bought a big pumpkin at the market."

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