Russian Vocabulary (and Wisdom)

How to say "white" in Russian

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Meaning: white, pale, light, fair, Caucasian (race)

Pronunciation: [BYEH-lye]

Part of speech: adjective

Rank: #194 (see frequency list)

 Example sentences:
  • Бе́лый - мой люби́мый цвет.
  • My favorite color is white.
  • Маку́шки дере́вьев бы́ли усы́паны бе́лым сне́гом.
  • The tops of the trees were covered in white snow.
  • Бе́лый ле́бедь в Росси́и - си́мвол любви́ и пре́данности.
  • In Russia a white swan is a symbol of love and devotion.
  • В Росси́и выраже́ние "бе́лая воро́на" име́ет тако́е же значе́ние, как выраже́ние "чёрная овца́" в англи́йском языке́.
  • In Russia, the phrase "white crow" has the same meaning as "black sheep" in English.
  • В Росси́и по тради́ции неве́ста надева́ет бе́лое пла́тье.
  • In Russia, there is a tradition that the bride wears a white dress.
  • Ты зна́ешь каки́е блю́да подаю́т к бе́лому вину́?
  • Do you know what kind of dishes are served with white wine?
  • На день рожде́ния мне подари́ли бе́лого щенка́ ши-тцу́.
  • For my birthday I was given a white Shih Tzu puppy.
  • Све́та о́чень лю́бит бе́лые ро́зы.
  • Svyeta loves white roses.
  • У Ната́ши больша́я колле́кция бе́лых орхиде́й.
  • Natasha has a large collection of white orchids.
  • Для приготовле́ния су́ши тебе́ пона́добится бе́лый рис.
  • To cook sushi, you will need white rice.
  • Флаг Росси́и состои́т из трёх поло́с: бе́лой, си́ней и кра́сной.
  • The flag of Russia consists of three stripes: white, blue and red.

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Word recordings: Copyright(c) 2006 Streit Goulnara, Streit Eric, Vion Nicolas. Copyright(c) 2007 S. Sakhno, N. Vion. Distributed under CC-BY.

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