How to Say "Mother" & "Father" in Russian

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

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How to say "Mother" and "Father" in Russian.

Matz i a-TSETS

Matz i a-TSETS

The word a-TSETS, father, hits the accent on the second syllable.

One more time, slowly.

Matz i a-TSETS

Now, at conversational pace.

Matz i a-TSETS

Now, you try.

Fantastic! Another way of saying "Mother" and "Father" which basically translates to mamma and papa is

MA-ma i PA-pa

I think that's pretty easy. Just in case, the accent is on the first syllable of each of those two words.

MA-ma i PA-pa

One more time in normal pace.

MA-ma i PA-pa

I'm pretty confident that you got that one.We'll move on to the next one.

ma-MA-sha i pa-PA-sha

Those are, sort of, affectionate versions of saying "Mama" and "Papa". In each of those two words, the accent is on the second syllable, just to confuse you.

ma-MA-sha i pa-PA-sha

I'll say it slowly again.

ma-MA-sha i pa-PA-sha

Now, say it at a normal pace.

ma-MA-sha i pa-PA-sha

Give it a try.

Great. Now, if you wanted to say "Parents", you would say

roh-DZI-tsye-li

In that word, the accent is on the second syllable.

roh-DZI-tsye-li

One more time, as well.

roh-DZI-tsye-li

And at normal pace.

roh-DZI-tsye-li

Give it a try.

Fantastic! Those are some of the ways to say "Mother" and "Father" in Russian.

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