Russian Vocabulary (and Wisdom)

How to say "yes" 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: yes, right, really, let, and, but

Pronunciation: [dah]

Part of speech: conjunction, particle

Rank: #48 (see frequency list)

Yes, I'll come to the party.
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 Example sentences:
  • Да, я приду́ на вечери́нку.
  • Yes, I'll come to the party.
  • Да, ты, навéрное, прав.
  • Yes, you are probably right.
  • Мне звони́л Cáша? Да.
  • Did Sasha call me? Yes.
  • Ты купи́л хлéба, да?
  • You bought some bread, didn't you?
  •  literal  You bought some bread, right?
  • Чáшка на ку́хне, да?
  • The cup is in the kitchen, isn't it?
  •  literal  The cup is in the kitchen, right?
  • Да? А я ду́мал, ты ужé в Гермáнии.
  • Really? And I thought you were already in Germany.
  • Да... э́то иногдá случáeтся.
  • Well... it can happen sometimes.
  •  literal  Oh yes... sometimes it happens.
  • Да, не забу́дь взять дéньги.
  • Oh yes, don't forget to take the money.
  • Да, ещë хотéл сказáть кóe-что.
  • Oh yes, I wanted to tell you something else.
  • -- Да? -- Да, э́то Людми́ла.
  • -- Hello? (on the phone) -- Yes, it's Lyudmila.
  • Да ты что! Пря́мо не вéрится!
  • Oh really? It's just unbelievable!
  • Да сaди́сь ужé, сади́сь, не стой!
  • Come on, sit down finally, don't stand!
  • Да здрáвствует мир во всëм ми́ре!
  • Long live worldwide peace!
  • Я слу́шала-слу́шала да и засну́ла.
  • I was listening for so long and I suddenly fell asleep.
  •  literal  I was listening and listening and I fell asleep.
  • Я бы помóг тебé, да врéмени нет совсéм.
  • I could help you, but I have no time at all.

 Idioms and set expressions:
  • Вот э́то да! = Wow!
      literal  Here that yes!
  • Да ну? = Oh really?
  • Ну дa = Oh, yes, really,
  • Да нет = No (with a doubt)
      literal  Yes no
  • Да нет навéрное = Probably not
      literal  Yes no probably
  • Да прям(о) = Oh really? (I don't believe you)
      literal  Yes directly
  • Да ещë как! = Strongly, intensively
  • Да и то = Besides
  • Да и тóлько = Only
  • Ни да ни нет = Neither yes or no.
 Related words:
  • конéчно = sure
  • навéрное = probably
 Proverbs and sayings:
  • Рад бы в рай, да грехи́ не пускáют.
  • The spirit is willing but the flesh is weak.
  •  literal  I'd be happy to go to go to paradise, but my sins won't let me in.
  • Мáленький, да удáленький.
  • Tiny but shiny
  •  literal  Small but mighty.
  • Хоть ви́дит óко, да зуб неймëт (И.А.Крылóв)
  • The girl looks fine, but she isn't mine.
  •  literal  Although your eyes are seeing it, you can't reach it with your teeth. (A.S.Krylov)
  • Мал золотни́к, да дóрог.
  • Think big go small.
  •  literal  Zolotnik (4.6 g) is small but expensive.
  • Да бу́дет свет!
  • Let there be light! (The Holy Bible)

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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