Dedushka means grandfather in Russian. The word dedushka is also used to talk about old men in general.
In Russian alphabet, it’s written де́душка.
Possible variations of dedushka:
– дед [dyed] (a bit rude)
– деду́ля [dye-dú-lya] (loving)
An old man can be also called стари́к [sta-réek] or старичо́к [sta-ree-chók], from the word ста́рый (old). In this case it’s just a random old man and not a grandpa.
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Examples of Dedushka in Russian
Как здоро́вье ва́шего де́душки?
kak zda-róv'-ye vá-shee-va dyé-dush-kee
How is your grandfather's health?
Мой де́душка был лётчиком.
moî dyé-dush-ka byl lyót-chee-kam
My grandfather was a pilot.
У де́душки боли́т спина́.
u dyé-dush-kee ba-léet spee-ná
Grandpa's back hurts.
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