You do not need to know Russian well to find a path to Russian heart.
I’ll tell you why. It’s simple.
But first let me tell you a life story.
I was a student when I started my first job. Working as a translator in a foreign company seemed to be a prestigious deal that everyone was chasing for.
But I wasn’t happy. I felt frozen and not fit for that glamour society. Though my English was not bad, I was so scared to talk to foreigners that sometimes I couldn’t say a word.
My Russian colleagues didn’t take me serious. They never said “hello” and even never called me by name. The secretary of General Manager never missed a chance to show my shortcomings.
But there was an exception.
One of Russian managers was different. When I first met him he called me by name and which is more he called my name in a diminutive form: «Танечка» instead of formal «Татьяна».
I was astonished! That was so unusual. I still remember that guy with gratitude because he changed my staying in a company. I became more confident, improved my skills and even started to understand South Irish English.
Just adding a simple suffix to a name is so powerful. It can melt the ice and make somebody happier. This is a tool for flirting too. The good thing is that you don’t need to know Russian well to find a path to the Russian heart.
Just remember these suffixes
You may be creative with suffixes and for your own tender form of a name. For example “Лёшечка” instead of “Лёша”. My father was creative calling me “Таньша”. But this does not sound nice 🙂
Is it valid for guys’ names?
The important thing is that you should say it with warmth and smile in your voice. Use this only when you feel comfortable.
But I have to warn you – this is a very strong “weapon”. The guy may fall in love with you even if it is not in your plans.