Russian Vocabulary (and Wisdom)

How to say "day" in Russian

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Meaning: day, afternoon

Pronunciation: [dyehn']

Part of speech: noun (feminine noun)

Rank: #81 (see frequency list)

World map showing daylight, by Duesentrieb GNU
 Example sentences:
  • Я работаю каждый день.
  • I work evey day.
  • Сегодня хороший день.
  • It's a fine day today.
  • Че́рез две неде́ли у меня́ день рожде́ния.
  • I have a birthday in two weeks.
  • День Ивана Купала -- пра́здник ле́тнего солнцестоя́ния.
  • Ivan Kupala Day is the summer solstice holiday.
  • Добрый день!
  • Good afternoon!
  • А когда́ у тебя́ день Варе́нья, е́сли не секре́т?
  • When is you b-day, if not a secret? (slang)
  • Э́то обхо́дится в 30 рублей в день.
  • This costs 30 rubles a day.
  • Мы встретились в 2 часа дня.
  • We met at 2 PM. (lit: 2 o'clock afternoon)
  • На у́лице це́лый день идёт дождь.
  • It's been raining the whole day outside.
  • Они встречаются через день.
  • They meet every other day.
  • Они встретились через день.
  • They met the next day after today.

 Idioms and set expressions:
  • Добрый день! = Good afternoon!
  • день отдыха = rest-day, day of rest
  • выходной день = day off
  • день Победы = Victory day
  • целый день = the whole day; all the day
  • на следующий день = next day
  • через день = every other day
  • изо дня в день = from day to day, every day
  • на дню = in the course of the day
  • день ото дня = from day to day
  • день и ночь = the clock round, day and night
  • Добрый день! = Good afternoon!
  • в один прекрасный день = one fine day
  • в былые дни = in former days
  • со дня на день = from day to day, daily, every day; any day
  • в порядок дня = on the agenda
 Other forms of the word (declensions):
Case Singular Plural
Phrase recordings: Copyright(c) 2011 All rights reserved.
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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