Russian feminine nouns

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Ба́ба Яга́ [bá-ba ya-gá] Phrase , feminine
Baba Yaga (Russian fairy tales character)
паути́на [pa-u-tée-na] Noun , feminine
cobweb, net, spiderweb
безала́берность [bee-za-lá-beer-nast'] Noun , feminine
disorderliness, negligence, carelessness
но́вость [nó-vast'] Noun , feminine
piece of news, news
привы́чка [pree-vých-ka] Noun , feminine
бри́тва [bréet-va] Noun , feminine
razor, shaver
сестра́ [seest-rá] Noun , feminine
sister
мать [mat] Noun , feminine
mother
ска́зка [skás-ka] Noun , feminine
fairy tale/story
бди́тельность [bdée-teel'-nast'] Noun , feminine
vigilance, watchfulness
прище́пка [pree-schyép-ka] Noun , feminine
clothes-pin, clothes peg
витри́на [vee-trée-na] Noun , feminine
shop window, store window, glass-case
су́мка [súm-ka] Noun , feminine
весну́шка [vees-núsh-ka] Noun , feminine
пыль [pyl'] Noun , feminine
ба́бушка [bá-bush-ka] Noun , feminine
grandmother, grandma
стира́льная маши́на [stee-rál'-na-ya ma-shée-na] Phrase , feminine
washing machine
игру́шка [eeg-rúsh-ka] Noun , feminine
химчи́стка [heem-chéest-ka] Noun , feminine , comes from "хими́ческая чи́стка" (chemical cleaning)
dry cleaning
стри́жка [strées-ka] Noun , feminine
haircut; process of cutting the hair
тень [tyen'] Noun , feminine
shade, shadow
ка́сса [kás-sa] Noun , feminine
cash desk, cashier's desk, cash register
апте́ка [ap-tyé-ka] Noun , feminine
pharmacy
убо́рка [u-bór-ka] Noun , feminine
tidying up, cleaning, doing up
спи́чка [spéech-ka] Noun , feminine
спе́ция [spyé-tsee-ya] Noun , feminine
свобо́да [sva-bó-da] Noun , feminine
freedom, liberty
тропи́нка [tra-péen-ka] Noun , feminine
path, trail (usually a narrow trodden one)
о́чередь [ó-chee-reet'] Noun , feminine
queue, line
желе́зная доро́га [zhee-lyéz-na-ya da-ró-ga] Phrase , feminine

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