Russian Vocabulary (and Wisdom)

How to say "road" 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: road, route, way, trip, journey

Pronunciation: [dah-ROH-gah]

Part of speech: noun (feminine noun)

Rank: #211 (see frequency list)

I like long winding roads.
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 Example sentences:
  • Гдe здесь дорóга в гóрод?
  • Where is the road to the city here?
  • Я люблю́ дли́нные петля́ющие дорóги.
  • I like long winding roads.
  • Зимóй большáя проблéма в Росси́и -- скóльзкие дорóги.
  • Slippery roads is a big problem in Russia in winter.
  • Мы éхали по плáтной дорóге.
  • We drove through a toll road.
  • Чтóбы попáсть к нам на дáчу, вы должны́ сверну́ть с дорóги.
  • To get to our country house you have to leave the road.
  • Купи́ хлéба по дорóге домóй!
  • Could you buy some bread on your way home?
  •  literal  Buy some bread on your way home!
  • Я не знал, как пройти́, и они́ показáли мне дорóгу.
  • I didn't know where to go, and they showed me the way.
  • Не стóйте на дорóге, вы мешáeте!
  • Get out of the way, you're creating an obstacle. (polite)
  • Он, навéрное, устáл с дорóги.
  • He is probably tired from the trip.
  • На слéдующее у́тро они́ снóва отпрáвились в дорóгу.
  • The next morning they set out their journey again.
  • Они́ прошли́ по всем дорóгам страны́.
  • They walked through all the roads of the country.
  • Он идëт своéй дорóгой.
  • He's found his own place in life.
  •  literal  He is going his own way.

 Idioms and set expressions:
  • сверну́ть с дорóги = to leave the road
  • по дорóгу домóй = on the way home
  • Дорóгу! = Make way!
  • уступáть дорóгу = to let smb pass, to yield, give way
  • дáльняя дорóга = long way, long journey
  • отправля́ться в дорóгу = to set out one's journey
  • в дорóге = travelling
  • идти́ прáвильной дорóгой = to be ont he right track
  • желéзная дорóга = railway
  • мне с вáми не по дорóге = we go different ways
  • cкáтертью дорóга = good riddance
  • тудá и дорóга! = it serves right!
  • всю дорóгу = all the time
  • такие деньги на дорóге не валя́ются = these much money doesn't lie on the road
      literal  this much money doesn't grow on trees
 Related words:
  • дорóжный = road (adjective), travelling
  • дорóжка = a small road (diminutive)
  • путь = a way, track
  • шоссé = a highway
  • тропи́нка = a small path
 Proverbs and sayings:
  • В Росси́и две беды́ - дураки́ и дорóги (Н.В. Гоголь)
  • There're two main problems in Russia, the fools and the roads. (N.V.Gogol)
  • Гдé дорóга, там и путь.
  • Where is the road, there is the way.
  • Всé дорóги веду́т в Рим.
  • All roads lead to Rome.
 Other forms of the word (declensions):
Case Singular Plural

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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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