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Are “господин” and “госпожа” acceptable words in modern Russian?

Is it acceptable in modern Russian to address a person as "господин Смирнов" / "госпожа Смирнова"? Or does that sound weird, outdated, or perhaps condescending?
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Has рекомендовать something to do with “recommend”?

In a social context, рекомендовать means to introduce people to somebody. At first I thought is was a complete false-friend, however now I see that they might not be that far apart. For instance, if ...
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How does товарищ sound nowadays? (social aspects)

Is it completely normal to call товарищ to one of my Russian friends? I like the word, but I don't now if its meaning is somehow more politically charged than friendly. Are there reasons to avoid ...
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What is the modern usage of particle же?

In current Internet speech, there are a lot of colloquial phrases placing this particle at the end of a phrase, mostly in topic-commentary strategies (thematic comments) like: Двойное отрицание же. ...
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What are the exact orthography, etymology and explicit semantics of галимо/голимо?

In phrases like: Это г@лимый бред. Это г@лимыe сопли. The word has been detected in conversational register of middle/low class native speakers in NW Russia, sometimes in fictional literature to ...
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What is the origin of Russian suffix -шк-?

What is the origin of diminitive suffix -шк- for personal names (like Антошка, Машка, Мишка, Ивашка)?
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Two communicative patterns: how typical are they?

Recently Russian has obtained two more clichés of which I am not quite certain how to use them properly. The clichés are a) вот это вот (всё) Is this a humorous pattern or should it be taken ...
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What are the differences between male and female speech in Russian? [closed]

Can someone shed some light on this? The differences in 1st. p. sg. past tense are obvious, but there should be some more discrepancies in male and female varieties of Russian than just preferences ...
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Kонцепт «хамство» по Вежбицкой / Concept “khamstvo” according to Wierzbicka

Каково точное значение концепта "хамство" в терминах семантики Вежбицкой? Опишите, пожалуйста, понятие "хамство", используя "семантические примитивы" из списка ниже. Внизу также дан пример описания ...