Dedushka - Meaning in Russian

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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де́душка [dyé-dush-ka] Noun , masculine
grandfather, 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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