Russian Vocabulary (and Wisdom)

How to say "often" in Russian

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Meaning: often, frequently, oftentimes

Pronunciation: [CHAHS-tuh]

Part of speech: adverb

Rank: #465 (see frequency list)

 Example sentences:
  • Мы ча́сто хо́дим в кино́.
  • We often go to the cinema.
  • Мари́на ча́сто е́здит отдыха́ть.
  • Marina often goes on holiday.
  •  literal  Marina often goes [to] relax.
  • Я не о́чень ча́сто ви́жу её.
  • I do not see much of her.
  •  literal  I not very often see her.
  • Мы ча́сто гуля́ем в э́том па́рке.
  • We often walk in this park.
  • Вы ча́сто встреча́етесь с друзья́ми?
  • Do you often meet with your friends?
  • К сожале́нию, лю́ди ча́сто пренебрега́ют свои́м здоро́вьем.
  • Unfortunately, people oftentimes neglect their health.
  • Ты сли́шком ча́сто звони́шь ей. Будь терпели́вее, подожди́, пока́ она́ сама́ позвони́т тебе́!
  • You phone her too often. Be more patient, and wait until she phones you herself!
  • Сего́дня нехва́тка вре́мени — ча́сто встреча́ющаяся пробле́ма.
  • Lack of time is a commonly-encountered problem today.
  •  literal  Today lack of time -- often encountered problem.
  • На это́й страни́це вы мо́жете найти́ отве́ты на ча́сто задава́емые вопро́сы по оформле́нию докуме́нтов.
  • On this page you may find the answers to commonly-asked questions concerning paperwork.
  • Мы ча́сто не заду́мываемся о после́дствиях свои́х слов и посту́пков.
  • We very often do not think about the consequences of our words and actions.

 Idioms and set expressions:
  • ча́сто задава́емые вопро́сы = FAQ, frequently-asked questions
      literal  often asked questions
 Related words:
  • ча́ще = more often
  • ча́стый = frequent, close, fast
  • частота́ = frequency
  • зачасту́ю = oftentimes, more often than not
 Proverbs and sayings:
  • Пры́тко бе́гают, так ча́сто па́дают.
  • Hasty climbers have sudden falls.
  •  literal  Those who run fast often fall.
  • Кто хо́чет избежа́ть дождя́, ча́сто попада́ет в во́ду.
  • He who wants to avoid rain often gets into water.
  • Кто ча́сто кля́сться норови́т, тот ре́дко пра́вду говори́т.
  • He who often tries to swear, seldom tells the truth.
  • Лю́ди, кото́рым всегда́ не́когда, ча́сто ничего́ не де́лают.
  • People that never have time for anything often do nothing.
  • Расска́зывая о своём го́ре, ча́сто его́ облегча́ешь.
  • Talking about your grief, you often relieve it.

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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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