What does dacha mean?

Definitions for dachaˈdɑ tʃə

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. dacha(noun)

    Russian country house


  1. dacha(n.)

    a Russian country house, especially a cottage used in the summer.

  2. Origin: [Russian.]


  1. dacha(Noun)

    a Russian villa, or summer house, in the countryside

  2. Origin: From дача, from дать


  1. Dacha

    Dacha is a Russian word for seasonal or year-round second homes often located in the exurbs of Russian and post-Soviet cities. Cottages or shacks serving as a family's main or only home are not considered dachas, although many purpose-built dachas are recently being converted for year-round residence. In some cases, dachas are occupied for part of the year by their owners and rented out to urban residents as summer retreats. Most of dacha areas exist since the Soviet era and consist of large amount of small typical 600 square meters land plots and were initially designated only for recreation getaways of city dwellers and for growing little gardens, and were extremely popular because soviet people didn’t have an opportunity to buy land and build a house where they want, and had a lack of other opportunities to spend their time and money at all. There were legal size restrictions for dacha houses. They had to have not more than 25 m² of living area and only one storey tall, that's why they often had a tall roof of special form with a roof storey in it, which was considered by authorities as just a big roof, not a second storey. Dacha houses built in late 1980s and later are significantly larger than older ones because legal size restrictions were liberalized, and new dacha areas became fields of relatively big houses on tiny land plots. Tracks inside dacha areas are unimproved and narrow, so two cars can hardly pass each other by. Now dacha areas located in good places tend to modernize and develop, others — degrade since the end of soviet era, but can be renovated and modernized later by new generation of owners.²


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of dacha in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of dacha in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Clinton Campaign Chairman John Podesta:

    One time, I was visiting with him in his dacha outside of Moscow, and he was going on and on, you know, just listing all of the problems that he thinks are caused by the United States, ... I said, ‘You know, Mr. Prime Minister, we actually have some things in common. We both want to protect wildlife, and I know how committed you are to protecting the tiger.’ I mean, all of a sudden, he sat up straight and his eyes got big and he goes, ‘You care about the tiger?’.

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