Russian Vocabulary (and Wisdom)

How to say "through" in Russian

This Russian word is one of the top 1000 words in Russian. The complete list of most common Russian words is available here.


Meaning: through, across, over, in, after, via, with, with the help of

Pronunciation: [CHYEH-ris]

Part of speech: preposition

Rank: #109 (see frequency list)

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 Example sentences:
  • Чтóбы попáсть в аптéку, ну́жно перейти́ чéрез дорóгу.
  • To get to the pharmacy you have to cross the street.
  • Мы прошли́ чéрез лес и пришли́ на платфóрму.
  • We walked through the forest and came to the platform.
  • Пóезд идёт в Крáков чéрез Варшáву.
  • The train goes to Krakow via Warsaw.
  • Я дóлжен закóнчить проéкт чéрез два дня.
  • I have to finish the project in two days.
  • Мóжно скачáть файл чéрез Интернéт.
  • You can download the file through the Internet.

 Idioms and set expressions:
  • чéрез нéкоторое врéмя = after a while
      literal  through some time
  • рабóтать чéрез день = to work every other day
      literal  to work in a day
  • чéрез не могу́ = with a great difficulty
  • чéрез пень-колóду = anyhow

Vocabulary lesson: By Russificate blog exclusively for MasterRussian

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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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