While you've probably already learned the more neutral terms like человек (human), девушка (girl), мужчина (man), and женщина (woman), Russian has so much more to offer when talking about other people. As you might expect, some of these terms can be quite complimentary.
The Russian word красивый can be used to describe both men and women: красивая женщина beautiful woman. красивая девушка beautiful girl. красивый мужчина handsome man.
This word is short for заяц (zayats) which is the Russian word meaning hare!
"Girlfriend" and "boyfriend" are most usually conveyed in Russian as девушка and парень (or молодой человек). Подруга usually means "girlfriend" as well but its meaning is somewhat less suggestive of a romantic relationship than that of девушка.
a little girl - маленькая девочка
The most common meaning for Mishka is as a nickname for Mikhail. That's the Russian version of Michael, a biblical name that means "who is like God." Mishka can also mean "little bear," since it's close to the word for bear in Russian.
beautiful. zuri (also: nzuri)
from Russian babushka, "grandmother"
babushka. / (bəˈbuːʃkə) / noun. a headscarf tied under the chin, worn by Russian peasant women. (in Russia) an old woman.
Show Some Affection
Traditionally, Russians would kiss three times on the cheek when meeting. Now, one kiss is more common, but a hug will also be expected. This might not be such a strange act for women, but men from other countries sometimes find it odd. Don't fret.
In some cases, a handshake may seem too formal. Women generally kiss people three times on alternating cheeks starting on the left. Male friends may hug one another or give each other a pat on the back.
Be strong and firm from the word go
We did say that Russian women are strong-willed, and so you should be too. You need to be firm, and sure of what you are doing. Take charge of the first date like you own it, and you surely do. Choose the venue and the time and then ask her whether she will be available.
When you want to chat with a Russian girl, try to look for something interesting about her in her account. If you want to win her heart, speak about something in her profile or a prevalent interest you may have. This will show her that you are enthusiastic about her.
Stereotypical physical characteristics of Russian people include a broader nose, dark blond eyebrows, fair skin, and a round face. There are a number of factors that contribute to these characteristics. In cultural stereotypes, Russian people are also seen as being individualistic, hard-working, honest, and generous.
Пока (Paka) - “Bye” in Russian.
Pet Names for Your Loved One in Russian
Дорогая / Дорогой — My dear (for a woman/for a man) Милая / Милый — Sweetie or sweetheart (for a woman/for a man)
Pronunciation: lyuBEEmiy (masculine)/lyuBEEmaya (feminine) Translation: loved one. Meaning: darling, my love, love. Another term of endearment that is only used when talking to or about one's partner or loved one, любимый is a very common way to express affection.