"a little kidney bean"

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

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

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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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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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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.
 

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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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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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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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Then use "a little kidney bean." There is no single English word for this.
 

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And right you were. Are.
 
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