: I'm spelling everything phonetically, since it's impossible to:
- Type in Russian
- Explain the difference between feminine and masculine names using Russian font.
names are all generally gender
s are not. Actually, every Russian nickname is feminine.
Take the name
s "Aleksandr" and "Aleksandra." It is obvious
which one is feminine
. (For those who can't tell, it's "Aleksandra")
Now, if you are talking to a Russian friend
, and he mentions a friend named Sasha, is this friend male
, or female
? You'll never know. Sasha, a feminine word, is the nickname for both Aleksandr and Aleksandra.
These nicknames can be compared to Pat
and Chris in English