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Is Tursunov "Dima", or "Mitya"??

vogus
02-09-2007, 06:38 PM
I see people randomly calling him by both names around here. As i have had it explained to me, "Dima" and "Mitya" are both colloquial forms for the full name "Dmitry", but they are NOT interchangeable, i.e. you are either Dima or Mitya but not both...

Mara_M
02-09-2007, 06:41 PM
he's both ;) dima is the most common short name for d(i)mitry but tursunov prefers mitya ;)

joeb_uk
02-09-2007, 06:44 PM
Dima has to be the most irritating name I have ever heard, it must piss him off badly to be called dima.

Apemant
02-09-2007, 06:47 PM
Dima has to be the most irritating name I have ever heard, it must piss him off badly to be called dima.

Why?

BTW what's the accent on 'Dima'? Is it the same as Alexander Dumas?

Mara_M
02-09-2007, 06:50 PM
not quite :scratch:
he prefers mitya tho.

{Annie}
02-09-2007, 06:50 PM
DIma, you accent the first cyllable. Nicknames for Dmitry in Russia are Dima and Mitya and a person chooses whatever he prefers. Tursunov prefers Mitya ;)

Saumon
02-09-2007, 06:57 PM
BTW what's the accent on 'Dima'? Is it the same as Alexander Dumas?
there is no stress on French names :scratch:

Pomat
02-09-2007, 07:18 PM
maybe I'm wrong but I was told that Dmitriy = Peter

I had a friend named Peter and we called him Dima

Metis
02-09-2007, 07:36 PM
maybe I'm wrong but I was told that Dmitriy = Peter

I had a friend named Peter and we called him Dima

:confused: You've got to be kidding. Those are 2 completely different names.

AnnaK_4ever
02-09-2007, 07:38 PM
maybe I'm wrong but I was told that Dmitriy = Peter

I had a friend named Peter and we called him Dima

Пётр (pronouncing: Pyotr) = Peter

vogus
02-09-2007, 07:53 PM
he's both ;) dima is the most common short name for d(i)mitry but tursunov prefers mitya ;)


well, so he's Mitya then, and it's not really correct to call him Dima...

Pomat
02-09-2007, 08:30 PM
Пётр (pronouncing: Pyotr) = Peter

of course it's evident

but I've still no idea why my old-fashioned russian book and teacher told me that decades ago :confused:
(maybe Demetrius ->Demeter ->Peter or more likely it was a simple typo :shrug: )

AnnaK_4ever
02-09-2007, 08:55 PM
Дмитрий - from Demetra
Петр - from "petros", i.e. stone.

alelysafina
02-09-2007, 10:18 PM
He prefers Mitya :)

€Stah
02-09-2007, 10:20 PM
omg those russians

vogus
02-10-2007, 12:10 AM
He prefers Mitya :)


Kolya, Mitya, do a lot of the Russian men's names end in "ya"? Kafelnikov was "Genya" right?

now that i think of it, GWH calls Tursunov "Mitya", i should have known that George is always right about these kind of things.