Reply To: Babushkas are women, not kerchiefs!

Home Forums Geography Babushkas are women, not kerchiefs! Reply To: Babushkas are women, not kerchiefs!

#35930

J-French21290
Participant

I have a degree in Russian. Here’s the scoop. The word ‘babushka’ means both ‘kerchief’ and ‘grandma’. Here’s the difference: pronounce it bAbushka (emphasis on the first syllable) and you are talking about grandma. Say it babUshka (emphsis on the second syllable) and you’re talking about kerchief. There are a lot of words like this (pronouciation=meaning) in Russian and many other foreign languages, particularly tonal languages like Chinese. Hope that helps.

User Detail :  

Name : J-French21290, Gender : F, Sexual Orientation : Straight, Race : White/Caucasian, Religion : Christian, Age : 24, City : Houston, State : TX Country : United States, Occupation : unemployment, Education level : 4 Years of College, Social class : Lower class,