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    "a little kidney bean"

    How to say in english using one word - "a little kidney bean"
    Something like: Rose - Rosie (term of endearment and diminutive).

    Thank you!

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    Re: "a little kidney bean"

    Quote Originally Posted by cartouche View Post
    How to say in english using one word - "a little kidney bean"
    Something like: Rose - Rosie (term of endearment and diminutive).

    Thank you!
    We have dozens of terms of endearment, but I can honestly say I have never heard anyone call someone "my little kidney bean" or anything similar!


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    Re: "a little kidney bean"

    On TV program "american top model" a guy called his girlfriend "фасоленка". This is translation to russian.

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    Re: "a little kidney bean"

    Quote Originally Posted by cartouche View Post
    On TV program "american top model" a guy called his girlfriend "фасоленка". This is translation to russian.
    Well, maybe in AmE then! But does it translate directly from, Russian to English as "little kidney bean"? If so, then that's what it is. I don't think we have one single word for it. A lot of single words in one language don't translate to a single word in other languages.

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    Re: "a little kidney bean"

    That would be a new one for me too!

    You never know what will be used as a term of endearment -- or for that matter, for an insult. When my sister and I were children, "pumpernickel bread head" was about as bad an insult as we knew for each other. Of course, we were much more innocent than children these days.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.


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    Re: "a little kidney bean"

    When I watched TV I could hear just in russian,

    "a little kidney bean" or teeny, weeny beany beanie - are my own tries to translate from russian to english

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    Re: "a little kidney bean"

    Quote Originally Posted by cartouche View Post
    When I watched TV I could hear just in russian,

    "a little kidney bean" or teeny, weeny beany beanie - are my own tries to translate from russian to english
    Well, if there is one single Russian word that means "little kidney bean" then you may have to simply use that as the translation.


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    Re: "a little kidney bean"

    may be there is something from kockney slang?

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    Re: "a little kidney bean"

    Quote Originally Posted by cartouche View Post
    may be there is something from kockney slang?
    It's "Cockney", not kockney. And as far as I'm aware, "kidney bean" is not Cockney rhyming slang for anything and it doesn't appear in my Cockney dictionary.


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    Re: "a little kidney bean"

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    Well, if there is one single Russian word that means "little kidney bean" then you may have to simply use that as the translation.

    I need this in english...

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