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Relative, relation in Russian 🇷🇺

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

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Tips to remember the Russian word:
– Break down the word: "род" (rod) means "lineage," which can help recall it’s related to family.
– Think of "род" (rod) as "root," which is the base of a family tree.
– The ending "-ственник" (-stvennik) is common in Russian nouns, similar to English suffixes like "-ian" in "family member."

– "Родственник" (rodstvennik) refers to a person related to you by blood or marriage.
– It encompasses all family relations, not just immediate family.

Other words that mean the same thing:
– "Семья" (sem'ya) means "family" but can imply any relative in a broader sense.
– "Родня" (rodnya) is a colloquial term for "relatives" or "kin."

Alternate meanings like slang:
– In some contexts, "родственник" can be used humorously or sarcastically to suggest someone behaving as if they are family, even when they are not.

Examples of sentences that use it:
– Мой брат — мой ближайший родственник. (Moy brat — moy blizhaishiy rodstvennik.) — "My brother is my closest relative."
– Она навестила своих родственников в деревне. (Ona navestila svoikh rodstvennikov v derevne.) — "She visited her relatives in the village."
– Мы всегда приглашаем всех родственников на праздник. (My vsegda priglashayem vsekh rodstvennikov na prazdnik.) — "We always invite all the relatives to the celebration."

Romanized characters:
– rodstvennik

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