Discussion in 'Odds & Ends' started by oscar_2424, Jul 18, 2006.
She still doesn't look bad either..
Sharapova's cousin Dasha, who also plays tennis.
Dasha will be on the radar within 5 years or so (if she has the skills).
Are Dasha and Daria (below) the same person?
Dasha is a short form of the name Daria, just like Masha is a short form of Maria.
Stop skimping on the cheese, that is not nearly enough
Thank you Germany, that 4-0 win and red card was the PERFECT thing the US needed, glad to see the German ladies supporting their country for the Cup.
The last for now....
How is it shorter? They are the same number of letters
Every syllable counts!
No they aren't.
Мариа & Маша
Дариа & Даша
I actually spelled Дарья wrong, but you get the idea.
Dasha Sharapova = Dasha
Maria Sharapova = Masha
Fist part of the first name, combined with first part of the surname...
Maria Kirilenko = Makiri
No, it's a fairly standard thing in Russian. The short/affectionate form of Maria is Masha, regardless of the surname. An even more affectionate form would be Mashka, Mashenka, or Mashulya.
The same goes for Daria (Dasha), Olga (Olya), Mikhail (Misha), Ivan (Vanya), and pretty much any other name. The short forms aren't always shorter; they're just more affectionate versions of the original.
Daniel (Danny), Thomas (Tommy), Howard (Howie), Susan (Susie), Sandra (Sandy).... It isn't just a Russian thing.
Yes, I know. But, I was replying to a post specifically about the short form of Russian names, not implying that only Russian has short forms of names.
More from the Gerry Weber dinner
Laura and Maria.
More Rad sisters, Queens of the photo booth....
Queen Masha is simply the best!
Ana/Mischa Barton/Vekic/Jovana Jaksic
Separate names with a comma.