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In Russian is there a difference between папа and отец? If there is, is it like Dad vs Daddy in English?

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In Russian is there a difference between папа and отец? If there is, is it like Dad vs Daddy in English?

Yes, there is, and no, it is not like Dad vs Daddy. ''Отец'' is a formal, official word and is like ''father.'' ''Папа'' is how children actually address their father at home and is like ''dad.'' ''Daddy'' is ''папочка,'' ''папусик,'' ''папуля,'' etc.

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It is like dad and father.

Daddy is папочка.

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    This is the correct answer, Elena is right – Almonds812 Jan 18 at 16:29
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Отец - officially, Папа - tender value

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