молодец

RussianEdit

EtymologyEdit

молодо́й (molodój) +‎ -ец (-ec)

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): [məɫɐˈdʲet͡s]
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NounEdit

молоде́ц (molodécm anim (genitive молодца́, nominative plural молодцы́, genitive plural молодцо́в)

  1. fine fellow, fine girl
  2. attaboy, attagirl, well done, bravo, good for you, good for her

SynonymsEdit

Usage notesEdit

  • The term is a grammatical masculine but can refer to both genders. Using it as a feminine may happen in non-standard speech.

DeclensionEdit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

мо́лодец (mólodecm anim (genitive мо́лодца, nominative plural мо́лодцы, genitive plural мо́лодцев)

  1. brave man, clever man (usually a young man)

DeclensionEdit

InterjectionEdit

молоде́ц! (molodéc!)

  1. attaboy!, attagirl!, well done!

DescendantsEdit

  • Armenian: մալադեց (maladecʿ)
  • Bashkir: маладис (maladis)

Usage notesEdit

The word is also often used as a chanting word