-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) + ‎-я́га (-jága) → ‎бедня́га (bednjága, poor little thing, wretch)
    броди́ть (brodítʹ, to wander) + ‎-я́га (-jága) → ‎бродя́га (brodjága, tramp, vagabond)
    двор (dvor, yard) + ‎-я́га (-jága) → ‎дворня́га (dvornjága, mutt, mongrel)
    рабо́тать (rabótatʹ, to work) + ‎-я́га (-jága) → ‎работя́га (rabotjága, hard worker)
  2. Suffix forming augmentatives or low colloquial forms of a noun.
    ве́тер (véter, wind) + ‎-я́га (-jága) → ‎ветря́га (vetrjága, strong wind, storm)
    со́тня (sótnja, hundred) + ‎-я́га (-jága) → ‎сотня́га (sotnjága, hundred ruble bill)
    чёрт (čort, devil) + ‎-я́га (-jága) → ‎чертя́га (čertjága, damn devil)

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