"У моей сестры рыжие волосы."

Translation:My sister has ginger hair.

November 26, 2015



I remember my host sister/friend in Ulyanovsk trying to dye her hair blonde and it came out kind of strawberry blonde, and she was looking in the mirror going "I'm ginger! I'm ginger!" Never going to forget this adjective lmao

November 26, 2015


I can't help but think of this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z0QaL8ZVTBs

November 27, 2015


I think I'm falling in love with Russian animation. A professor showed me Винни Пух a few weeks ago, and it might be the actual best thing ever.

February 23, 2016


Look up. "The disobedient kitten" (1953) or "Котенок по имени Гав" these are some of the best.

October 28, 2016


Is hostility to redheads common in Russia also? Are there specific mythological/folk beliefs about the significance of red hair?
[Note: I'm not taking the cartoon too seriously - it just set me wondering...]

November 23, 2016


I wouldn't call it hostility though the fact can become a reason for jokes by other children because they can stand out. There is an expression "Что я, рыжий, что ли?" which literally means "Am I a redhead or something?" but should be understood as "Am I not like everyone else?".

November 24, 2016


In English, there's the phrase "red-headed stepchild" for someone not being treated well by others

September 26, 2018


So волос isn't a mass noun?

January 3, 2016


No. Волос means a single string of hair, while волосы means hair in whole.

February 13, 2016


Finally! Something that makes sense!

July 28, 2016


According to Forvo, the pronunciation is very close to the word for red meaning "rouge." рыжие pronunciation = rouge-yeah. https://forvo.com/search/%D1%80%D1%8B%D0%B6%D0%B8%D0%B5/ru/

September 7, 2017


Рыжие? I thought the word for "red" is красний

June 14, 2016


I never heard anyone refer to hair as красный - рыжий is the proper term for red when it refers to hair colour.

June 26, 2016


Kinda like "blond" instead of yellow in English?

June 26, 2016


Yup, that's a really good example! I was trying to think of one earlier but my brain refused to cooperate. Now I think about it, brunette works, too.

June 26, 2016


рыжий From Old East Slavic рꙑжии (ryžii), from Proto-Slavic ryďь, from Proto-Indo-European h₁rūdʰ-yo-. https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/рыжий https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/Reconstruction:Proto-Slavic/ryďь From Proto-Italic ruβros, from Proto-Indo-European h₁rudʰrós (“red”), from the root h₁rewdʰ-. Cognates include Ancient Greek ἐρυθρός (eruthrós), Sanskrit रुधिर (rudhirá), Old East Slavic ръдръ (rŭdrŭ) (< Proto-Slavic rъdrъ). Compare dialectal form rūfus (“reddish, ruddy”)https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/ruber#Latin

November 24, 2017


Which would explain the similarity with the French "rouge" for red

May 9, 2018


Why is sister in genitive?

July 29, 2016


у + genitive shows possession, where the possessor is in the genitive case. So if I want to say that my sister possess something I say у моей сестры

July 29, 2016


What I was looking for, Danke

October 28, 2016


I went with "My sister is a ginger" - which should be correct in common usage ;)

September 20, 2016


So ginger hair instead of red as the descriptor, but would you still use "красный" if someone had dyed cherry red hair?

October 10, 2017


Yes, if the hair is literally red, "красные" would be used. But it's only for dyed hair, because no natural shade of human hair is red enough to be called "красные".

December 14, 2017


Does she pronounce it cЁстры? Although it is written сестры?

November 25, 2018


Yes she does. This error is beeing repeated throughout the course

February 14, 2019


Yeah. сестры́ is the genitive singular, and that's what being used here. The pronunciation, on the other hand, is сёстры, which is the nominative plural.

February 18, 2019


What a duck with accents?

March 4, 2019
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