The best way to memorize new Russian words is to see them in the context. In these lessons we take an interesting Russian word, show you its derivatives, synonyms, etymology (if possible), and give you some examples of its use. Most of these lessons are intended for intermediate and advanced learners of Russian, though the audio tracks which are recorded at three different speeds could be useful even for beginners.
This is the ‘Russian word of the week’ series and today we are going to learn and practice a new Russian word. This time it’s an adjective ‘душещипательный’.
The audio examples of this lesson are recorded at three different speeds: slow, adapted (slower than normal) and normal.
Description (описание): [прил.] душещипа́тельный
Meaning (значение): weepy, sentimental
[прил.] тро́гательный (touching, moving, affecting)
[прил.] слезоточи́вый (tear, lachrymose)
[прил.] сентимента́льный (sentimental)
душа́ (soul) + щипа́ть (to pinch)