дитя

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Russian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

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

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Slavic *dětę.

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)
Declension[edit]
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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Etymology 2[edit]

Noun[edit]

дитя́ (ditján anim, n anim pl

  1. genitive singular of дитё (ditjó)
  2. nominative plural of дитё (ditjó)