The most widely used word for how to say mother in Russian is “mama” - мама (MA-ma). This term is one used by people of all ages in both speaking to and about their mothers. The formal way to say mother in Russian is “mat’” - мать (m+ought). This way how to say mother in Russian can perhaps be a bit too formal for some people. “Matushka” - матушка (ma-TOOSH-ka) is a more polite and slightly old-fashioned variation. The most tender ways of how to say mother in Russian are “mamochka” - мамочка (MAM-och-ka) and “mamulya” - мамуля (ma-MOOL-ya). Knowing how to say mother in Russian will allow you to speak about your mother, ask about others’ mothers, and just generally be aware of what is the first word many of us say when we are young. When you master all the different ways of how to say mother in Russian you will be ready for just about any way that people will speak about and address their mothers and know how best to refer to yours! Plus, mama is pretty much an international term!