April 24, 2014

Dog in Russian


dog_in_russianThere are several words meaning dog in Russian. The word “dog” also exists in Russian language but it means a dog of the Great Dane breed only.

In general the Russian word for dog is “sobaka”. If you want to be more specific you can use some other words to say dog in Russian, as follows:

Capitals for stress, “O” like in “poll”, “A” like “u” in “sun”, “E” like in “bell”

DOG or FEMALE DOG – SOBAKA (so-BA-ka)

MALE DOG – KOBEL’ (ko-BEL’, “l” palatalized), if you want to emphasize sex

MALE DOG – PYOS (PYOS), in other cases

FEMALE DOG – SUKA (SOO-ka), if you want to emphasize sex

DOGGIE – SOBACHKA (so-BATCH-ka)

PUPPY – SCHENOK (SCHE-nok)

PUPPIES – SCHENKI (SCHEN-kee)

MONGREL – DVORNYAGA (dvor-NYA-ga)

After learning Russian for dog you’ll be able to characterize your dog in Russian:

Capitals for stress, “O” like in “poll”, “A” like “u” in “sun”, “E” like in “bell”

BIG DOG – BOL’SHAYA SOBAKA (bol’-SHA-ya, “l” palatalized)

VICIOUS DOG – ZLAYA SOBAKA (ZLA-ya)

AFFECTIONATE DOG – LASKOVAYA SOBAKA (LAS-ko-vo-ya)

SHEPHERD – OVCHARKA (ov-TCHAR-ka)

HUNTING DOG – OHOTNICHYA SOBAKA (o-HOT-nee-chya)

SLED DOG – EZDOVAYA SOBAKA (ez-do-VA-ya)

Besides being able to qualify your dog in Russian you may also want to know some Russian “dog words” and phrases:

Capitals for stress, “O” like in “poll”, “A” like “u” in “sun”, “E” like in “bell”

FOR SALE – DLYA PRODAZHI (DLYA pro-DA-zhee)

DOG LOVER – SOBACHNIK (so-BATCH-neek)

I HAVE A DOG – U MENYA EST’ SOBAKA (U me-NYA EST’ so-BA-ka, “t” palatalized)

WHAT’S YOUR DOG’S NAME? – KAK ZOVUT TVOYU SOBAKU? (KAK zo-VOOT tvo-YOO so-BA-koo)

MY DOG’S NAME IS… – MOYU SOBAKU ZOVUT… (mo-YOO so-BA-koo zo-voot)

MATING – VYAZKA (VYAZ-ka)

LITTER – POMYOT (po-MYOT)

DOG SHOW – VYSTAVKA SOBAK (vy-STAV-ka so-BAK)

BREED – PORODA (po-RO-da)

BREEDING KENNEL – PITOMNIK (pee-TOM-neek)

DOG HOTEL – PEREDERZHKA (pe-re-DERZH-ka)

DOG RACING – SOBACHYI BEGA (so-BA-tchyee be-GA)

DOG FIGHTING – SOBACHYI BOI (so-BA-tchyee bo-YEE)

KENNEL – KONURA (ko-noo-RA)

Finally, here is the list of Russian breeds of dogs naming each dog in Russian:

BLACK RUSSIAN TERRIER – Tchiorny Terrier

BOLONKA – Franzuskaya Bolonka

BORZOI – Russkaya Psovaya Borzaya

CAUCASIAN MOUNTAIN DOG – Kavkazskaya Ovtcharka

CENTRAL ASIAN DOG – Sredneaziatskaya Ovtcharka

EAST EUROPEAN SHEPHERD – Vostochnoevropeiskaya Ovtcharka

EAST SIBERIAN LAIKA – Vostochnosibirskaya Laika

MOSCOW WATCHDOG – Moskovskaya Storozhevaya

MOSCOW WATER DOG – Moskovsky Vodolaz

RUSSIAN HARLEQUIN HOUND – Russkaya Pegaya Gonchaya

RUSSIAN HOUND – Russkaya Gonchaya

RUSSIAN SPANIEL – Russkiy Spaniel

RUSSIAN TOY – Russkiy Toy

RUSSIAN TSVETNAYA BOLONKA – Russkaya Tsvetnaya Bolonka

RUSSO EUROPEAN LAIKA – Russko Evropeiskaya Laika

SAMOYED – Samoyed

SOUTH RUSSIAN SHEEPDOG – Yuzhnorusskaya Ovtcharka

WEST SIBERIAN LAIKA – Zapadnosibirskaya Laika

Now that you know Russian for dog you may want to learn some Russian dog commands.

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