Matryoshka - Meaning in Russian

Matryoshka is a Russian name for a nesting doll. It comes from the Russian female name Matryona. If you like, you can learn more about the Matryoshka and its history here.

In cyrillic matryoshka is written матрёшка.

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матрёшка [mat-ryósh-ka] Noun , feminine
Russian doll
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Examples of Matryoshka in Russian

  • Матрёшка - ру́сская деревя́нная игру́шка в ви́де расписно́й ку́клы, внутри́ кото́рой нахо́дятся подо́бные ей ку́клы ме́ньшего разме́ра.

    mat-ryósh-ka - rús-ka-ya dee-ree-vyán-na-ya eeg-rúsh-ka v vée-dye ras-pees-nóî kúk-ly, vnut-rée ka-tó-raî na-hó-dya-tsa pa-dób-ny-ye yeî kúk-ly myén'-she-va raz-myé-ra

    Matryoshka is a Russian wooden toy in the form of a painted doll, inside which there are similar dolls of smaller size.

  • Ру́сская матрёшка появи́лась в Росси́и в 90-х года́х XIX ве́ка, в пери́од бу́рного экономи́ческого и культу́рного разви́тия страны́.

    rús-ka-ya mat-ryósh-ka pa-ya-vée-las' v ras-sée-ee v dee-vee-nós-tyh ga-dáh dee-veet-ná-tsa-ta-va vyé-ka, v pee-rée-ot búr-na-va e-ka-na-mée-chees-ka-va ee kul'-túr-na-va raz-vée-tee-ya stra-ný

    Russian matryoshka appeared in Russia in the 90s of the XIX century, during the period of rapid economic and cultural development of the country.

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