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EtymologyEdit

From Old East Slavic робя (robja), from Proto-Slavic *orbę.

PronunciationEdit

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  • IPA(key): [rʲɪˈbʲɵnək]

NounEdit

ребёнок (rebjónokm anim (genitive ребёнка, nominative plural де́ти or ребя́та*, genitive plural дете́й or ребя́т*) (* Use the second plural with the meaning "friends!", "fellows!", "guys!", "comrades!".)

  1. (plural де́ти, less commonly ребя́та) child, kid, baby: children, kids, babies
  2. (plural only) (plural ребя́та) guys, fellows, friends, comrades

Usage notesEdit

  • The singular form can only refer to "child"/"baby" sense.
  • The plural form "ребята" can mean "guys", "friends", etc.
  • For the plural form "children" "дети" is the preferred word but "ребята" is also used.

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