-ша

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See also: ша, ща, and щя

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-ша (-šaf anim, m anim

  1. (feminine) Forms female equivalents of nouns denoting males, or nouns denoting the wife of the male equivalent.
    генера́л (generál, general)генера́льша (generálʹša, generaless)
    секрета́рь (sekretárʹ, secretary)секрета́рша (sekretárša, female secretary)
    Кли́нтон (Klínton, [Bill] Clinton)Кли́нтонша (Klíntonša, [Hillary] Clinton) (colloquial)
  2. (masculine or feminine) Used to make diminutive forms of words, including personal names.
    ле́во (lévo, left)левша́ (levšá, lefty)
    Алекса́ндр (Aleksándr)Са́ша (Sáša)
    Алексе́й (Alekséj)Лёша (Ljóša)
    Да́рья (Dárʹja)Да́ша (Dáša)
    Ксе́ния (Ksénija)Ксю́ша (Ksjúša)
    Мари́я (Maríja)Ма́ша (Máša)
    Михаи́л (Mixaíl)Ми́ша (Míša)
    Ната́лья (Natálʹja)Ната́ша (Natáša)
    Па́вел (Pável)Па́ша (Páša)

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