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    Masha Marries!

    Maria Butyskaya has married. This link will take you to a link to the Russian article, plus a translation:

    http://www.fsuniverse.net/forum/showthread.php?t=41638

    Mazel Tov and much happiness to the new couple.

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    I hope the 2 will be very happy together.

    Dee

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    Good for her! I've always loved the Russian Diva and hopefully this one won't get her car blown up... (ok, that was wrong...)

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    Ok, now just what is "Masha"? I keep hearing it. Some nickname for her or for the name "Maria"?

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    Most Slavic, Russian included, names have a shorter version of it. It is a diminutive form, not a nickname.

    Masha is the diminutive of Maria. Sasha is the diminutive of Alexandra or Alexander.

    Congrats and mazel tov, BTW

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    Quote Originally Posted by STL_Blues_fan View Post
    Most Slavic, Russian included, names have a shorter version of it. It is a diminutive form, not a nickname.

    Masha is the diminutive of Maria. Sasha is the diminutive of Alexandra or Alexander.
    OK, thanks. So kind of like "Dick" and "Richard", I presume?

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    precisely!

    only Masha sounds so much better than Dick. I personally prefer Rich.

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    But Masha is no shorter than Maria?????

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    I was (secretly) thinking the same thing...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Piel View Post
    But Masha is no shorter than Maria?????
    It's just a pet name, lol. Masha isn't the only nick for Maria, either.

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    Awww, she married a hickey player, just like Kristi.

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    don't think Kristi married a "hickey player".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Piel View Post
    But Masha is no shorter than Maria?????
    Not in letters but it sounds shorter with only having two syllables to Maria's three???

    ok i'm stretching!

    It may just be a "cutesy" nickname...diminutives in Spanish often end up being longer too.

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    In Russian, Masha is 4 letters, whereas Maria or Mar'ya is 5. So it is shorter!

    But yes, it is also meant to be an endearing vesion of your name. That's what your friends and family would call you, and if you are a child, everybody calls you that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Red Dog View Post
    don't think Kristi married a "hickey player".
    LOL Whoops...I was typoing like the dickens last night. lol

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