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"Где ваши зонты?"

Translation:Where are your umbrellas?

December 27, 2015



Do Russians still say "зонтик/ зонтики"? This was the word I learned for "umbrella" (many years ago).

December 27, 2015


Interestingly, the word зонтик is a loan word, it was formed by corrupting the German word Sonntuch (a piece of fabric protecting agains the sun), Initially, зонтик derived from зонтух wasn't perceived as a noun with the diminutive suffix -ик. It didn't happen until decades after the word was borrowed into Russian. But once people had started thinking of it as a diminutive form, they naturally coined a new word зонт which is mostly used in formal situations (e.g. in sales jargon).

June 12, 2016


And from Russian the word was borrowed into Finnish (Häme dialect) as "sontikka".

January 2, 2017


Yep, it's common to use these words, but the formal way is to say зонт/зонты.

December 27, 2015


Where are your umbrelli??

November 23, 2017


supernova - supernovæ. umbrellae? umbrellæ? LOL

November 25, 2018
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