I have been chatting with someone for a while now and she used the phrase “ты мой золотой” we have met before but currently we are in different country. My question is what does this phrase stand for? I know the meaning of the words. It says you are my gold but I don’t quite get what does she mean? Anyone care to explain pls? Thanks

  • By this word she shows she definitely wants you! I bet she's is fabulous Russian MILF:)
    – user9420
    Commented Aug 22, 2017 at 9:02
  • She’s not a milf, and not a gold digger... I have known her for a while now. But the issue now is that we are in different countries but we communicate everyday. So she doesn’t have any reason to keep communicating with me. Therefore I believe
    – David
    Commented Aug 22, 2017 at 9:07
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    I believe she has a strong sympathy to you, or maybe doing some sort of intimation by this.
    – user9420
    Commented Aug 22, 2017 at 9:08
  • It also depends of how often she use this word. I can say that this is NOT common address to person in Russia, but it may be usual in her personal background and just mean nothing. It depends.
    – user9420
    Commented Aug 22, 2017 at 9:10
  • Interesting, i will never know :D, she did mention that she likes me several times and when she was here we had some moments but ye idk xD
    – David
    Commented Aug 22, 2017 at 9:13

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This phrase can have a wide range of meanings, in general it has an old-fashioned connotation and is often used by women of older generation as they speak to a younger collocutor and want to say how they like her/him, with shades of condescension, patronage, tenderness, gratitude.

As you mentioned it literally means "you are my gold", with variant "ты мое золотце", gold means as usual something valuable, dear.


  • Mother can say this to her child, if it helped her/did something useful, what she did not awaited it could do
  • Grandmother can thank this way in general any younger person who helped her
  • Of course the expression can be used by any person with footsie connotation, as a joke, to ironically express aforementioned condescension, patronage
  • But it’s used by a girl which I think is my gf xD what does that mean then?
    – David
    Commented Aug 19, 2017 at 18:13
  • See 3rd example then
    – schmidt9
    Commented Aug 19, 2017 at 18:13
  • So you mean it was a joke or sarcastic only?
    – David
    Commented Aug 19, 2017 at 18:15
  • I'd say it is flirtation
    – schmidt9
    Commented Aug 19, 2017 at 18:16
  • Sarcasm it basically evil irony, it is too hard for this expression
    – schmidt9
    Commented Aug 19, 2017 at 18:18

I think it depends on the depth of context/ meaningfulness of her heart's intentions, she may show her afection this way, along the lines of "You're my sweetie/ such a sweetheart/ darling/ You're my guy/my dear/ You're my precious"... or not, we'd need to read the whole message history to gauge what's what, lol.

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