This is the ‘Russian words’ series and today we are learning an interesting Russian word ‘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

Synonyms (синонимы):

[прил.] тро́гательный (touching, moving, affecting)
[прил.] слезоточи́вый (tear, lachrymose)
[прил.] сентимента́льный (sentimental)

Etymology (этимология):

душа́ (soul) + щипа́ть (to pinch)

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Examples (примеры):

  1. Кто-нибу́дь зна́ет како́й-нибу́дь душещипа́тельный стих на те́му ма́миного дня рожде́ния?
    Does anyone know any sentimental verse on my mother’s birthday?
  2. Хоти́те услы́шать душещипа́тельную исто́рию о том, как я сдава́ла на права́?
    Do you want to hear a weepy story of how I got my driver’s license?
  3. Брита́нский журна́л вы́брал 20 душещипа́тельных фи́льмов для мужчи́н.
    A British magazine chose 20 weepy films for men.
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3 comments on “Душещипательный

  1. Alfonso Osorio Zuñiga says:

    A question to you: Is it the word you have chosen the most used ,of all the synonymoms you include?? For us sentimental would be more easy to remember.

    • Everyday Russian says:

      No, it’s not the most used word out of all the synonyms. This is a kind of word that enriches your vocabulary and makes you sound very natural. Also it sounds “cooler” than “сентиментальный”.

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