дитя

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Russian[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

  • дитё ‎(ditjó) (non-standard, partially declinable)

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Slavic *dětę.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

дитя́ ‎(ditján anim ‎(genitive дитя́ти, nominative plural де́ти, genitive plural дете́й) (see note on oblique forms)

  1. (dated or poetic) child, baby, kid (also used ironically or in similes)

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Usage notes[edit]

The oblique cases of singular дитя, except for the accusative case, are never used in speech or modern prose writing. Instead, the corresponding cases of ребёнок ‎(rebjónok) are used. The plural forms are standard and in common use, and serve as the normal plural forms of ребёнок ‎(rebjónok).

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