How to Say "Grandmother" & "Grandfather" in Russian

Learn how to say "grandmother" and "grandfather" in Russian with this online Russian language lesson from Howcast.

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How to say grandmother and grandfather in Russian. We'll start with grandmother, bah-boo-shka. The accent is on the first syllable. Bah-boo- shka. One more time, bah-boo-shka. At normal pace, bah-boo-shka. Give it a shot. Great. Now, if you want to say grandfather, it would be dzye-doo- shka. Again, the accent is on the first syllable. Dzye-doo-shka. One more time, dzye-doo-shka. At normal conversational pace, dzye-doo-shka. Give it a shot. Great. A much more affectionate way of saying grandmother would be something like granny, would be bah-boo-lya. The accent is on the second syllable in this case and it sounds like this once again, bah-boo-lya. One more time slowly, bah-boo-lya. At normal pace, bah-boo-lya. Give it a shot. Great. To say grandfather, or gramps, in an affectionate way would be dzye-doo-lya. The accent's on the second syllable. Dzye-doo-lya. One more time, dzye-doo-lya. At normal conversational pace, dzye-doo-lya. Give it a shot. Great. A shorthand version of saying grandmother would be bah-ba, hitting the accent on the first syllable. One more time, bah-ba. At normal conversational pace, bah-ba. Give it a shot. Great. Finally, a shorthand version of saying grandfather would be dzed. One more time, dzed. Give it a try. Fantastic. That's how you say grandmother and grandfather in Russian.