-ушка

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Pronunciation[edit]

  • -ушка: IPA(key): [ʊʂkə]
  • -у́шка: IPA(key): [ˈuʂkə]

Suffix[edit]

-ушка or -у́шка (-uška or -úška)

  1. (added to (normally feminine) nouns, forms diminutives, sometimes with a further change in meaning)
    коро́ва (koróva, cow) + ‎-ушка (-uška) → ‎коро́вушка (koróvuška, small cow)
    река́ (reká, river) + ‎-у́шка (-úška) → ‎речу́шка (rečúška, small river, rivulet)
    го́лубь (gólubʹ, dove) + ‎-ушка (-uška) → ‎голу́бушка (golúbuška, my dear, darling (to a woman, colloquial))
  2. (added to verbs, forms instruments or tools)
    ката́ть (katátʹ, to roll) + ‎-у́шка (-úška) → ‎кату́шка (katúška, spool, bobbin, coil)
    верте́ть (vertétʹ, to turn) + ‎-у́шка (-úška) → ‎верту́шка (vertúška, revolving door, turnstile; (engineering) rotator)
    лови́ть (lovítʹ, to catch) + ‎-у́шка (-úška) → ‎лову́шка (lovúška, trap, snare)
  3. (added to adjectives or numerals, forms colloquial nouns with the meaning of a carrier of the adjective's or numeral's properties)
    губно́й (gubnój, lip (relational)) + ‎-у́шка (-úška) → ‎губну́шка (gubnúška, lipstick (colloquial))
    два (dva, two) + ‎-у́шка (-úška) → ‎дву́шка (dvúška, two-kopeck coin; two-bedroom apartment; bus, tram, etc. number two (colloquial))

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