симпатия

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Russian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From German Sympathie or Polish sympatia.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /sʲɪmˈpatʲɪjə/

Noun[edit]

симпа́тия (simpátijaf inan (genitive симпа́тии, nominative plural симпа́тии)

  1. favour; attraction; sympathy
  2. (informal) sweetheart; darling; flame (a person who is liked or desired)

Usage notes[edit]

Although cимпатия is cognate with sympathy, these words may have different connotations. The Russian симпатия implies attraction, liking or warm feeling, but usually not compassion or condolence.

Declension[edit]

sweetheart

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References[edit]

  • симпатия” in Max Vasmer (1986), Etimologičeskij slovarʹ russkogo jazyka [Etymological Dictionary of the Russian Language], in 4 vols (second edition), Moscow: Progress — Translated from German and supplemented by O. N. Trubačóv