Russian Vocabulary (and Wisdom)

How to say "movement" 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: movement, motion, traffic, progress

Pronunciation: [dvee-ZHEH-nee-yeh]

Part of speech: noun (neuter noun)

Rank: #425 (see frequency list)

Motion is life.
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 Example sentences:
  • Движéние - э́то жизнь.
  • Motion is life.
  • Каковá скóрость движéния пóeзда?
  • What is the train's speed?
  •  literal  What is the speed of movement of the train?
  • Он приводи́л в движéние э́тот слóжный механи́зм.
  • He put in motion this complicated machine.
  • Когдá мы пришли́, онá лежáла на полу́ без движéния.
  • When we came, she was lying motionless on the floor.
  • По-мóему, вам ну́жно побóльше движéния.
  • In my opinion, you need more exercise.
  •  literal  In my opinion, you need more movement.
  • Он вéчно в движéнии, всегдá óчень зáнят.
  • He is always ont he move and always very busy.
  • Дéти, вы обязáтельно должны́ вы́учить прáвила дорóжного движéния.
  • Children, you must learn traffic rules!
  • В связи́ с авáрией движéние поездóв бы́ло врéменно останóвлено.
  • Due to an accident, the train service was temporary held up.
  • Ну, как твой проéкт, есть какóe-то движéние?
  • So, how is your project, is there any progress?
  • В э́том городкé мáло движéния.
  • There is little activity in this town.
  • В начáле двадцáтого вéка в Росси́и бы́ло сильнó революциóнное движéние.
  • At the beginning of the XXth century the revolutionary movement was strong in Russia.

 Idioms and set expressions:
  • приводи́ть в движéние = put in motion
  • приходи́ть в движéние = begin to move
  • лежáть без движéния = lie motionless
  • бы́стрым движéнием руки́ = with a swift gesture
  • движéние поездóв = train service
  • прáвила дорóжного движéния = traffic rules
  • движéние сéрдца = feeling
      literal  movement of the heart
  • движéние души́ = feeling
      literal  movemet of the soul
  • колебáтельное движéние = oscillatory movement
 Related words:
  • дви́гаться = move
  • дви́гатель = motor, engine
  • дви́гательный = impellent, motive
 Proverbs and sayings:
  • Цель ничтó, движéние всë.
  • Goal is nothing, progress is everything.
  •  literal  Goal is nothing, motion is everything.
 Other forms of the word (declensions):
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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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