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Is there a gender-neutral word for "friend" in Russian?

The word друг is sometimes used for female friends, to indicate that she's just a friend rather than a girlfriend. Here's an example from a Russian Q&A site (https://otvet.mail.ru/question/...
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Meaning of "скоропадский"

This is an example of commonization: making a common noun out of a proper noun. The commonization of proper names (including made-up ones) based on their phonology and etymology (rather than on the ...
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Meaning of "скоропадский"

Arguably, Tsvetaeva is expressing her attitude towards Pavel Skoropadsky, a Russian aristocrat and highly decorated general of the Royal Army, who in 1917 made a swift political switch and joined the ...
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Meaning of "скоропадский"

Well, this is off-topic in the sense that it won't help anyone who's learning Russian, however I'm not sure how to close it - I guess we need to update our rules. Formally, this is indeed not ...
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Is there a gender-neutral word for "friend" in Russian?

I would suggest using "кое-кто из числа моих друзей". Or shorter, "кое-кто из моих друзей".
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Is there a gender-neutral word for "friend" in Russian?

If you hear about another person's friend, you'll probably hear them say 'друг' or 'подруга' specifically. If you want to talk about friends in general, use the plural, друзья. You have to jump ...
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Meaning of "полюбиться"

As for the verb, yours is the right interpretation: та, которая полюбилась means "the one who you fell in love with". Note that ты мне полюбилась conveys a slightly less strong feeling than ...
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What is the difference between врач and доктор?

Although "доктор" is mostly synonymous with "врач" in the context of medicine (outside of that context, "доктор наук" is an academic degree equivalent to Habilitation ...
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What is the difference between врач and доктор?

Yes, you're right. If we consider these concepts in the context of medicine, "врач" and "доктор" are synonymous and interchangeable. In a more global sense, "doctor" can ...
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