-яга

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Pronunciation[edit]

  • -я́га: IPA(key): [ˈʲaɡə]

Suffix[edit]

-я́га (-jágam anim, m inan, f anim, f inan

  1. Suffix forming nouns denoting a possessor of a certain quality, often intensifying, and usually colloquial or informal.
    бе́дный (bédnyj, poor)бедня́га (bednjága, poor little thing, wretch)
    броди́ть (brodítʹ, to wander)бродя́га (brodjága, tramp, vagabond)
    двор (dvor, yard)дворня́га (dvornjága, mutt, mongrel)
    рабо́тать (rabótatʹ, to work)работя́га (rabotjága, hard worker)
  2. Suffix forming augmentatives or low colloquial forms of a noun.
    ве́тер (véter, wind)ветря́га (vetrjága, strong wind, storm)
    со́тня (sótnja, hundred)сотня́га (sotnjága, hundred ruble bill)
    чёрт (čort, devil)чертя́га (čertjága, damn devil)

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