Russian Vocabulary (and Wisdom)

How to say "where" 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.

где

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Meaning: where

Pronunciation: [gdyeh]

Part of speech: adverb

Rank: #69 (see frequency list)



So, where are we meeting?
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 Example sentences:
  • Ну чтó, где встречáемся?
  • So, where are we meeting?
  • Где вы отдыхáли в прóшлом году́?
  • Where did you go on holidays last year?
  • Я не пóмню, где тóчно они́ познакóмились.
  • I do not remembet where exactly they met.
  • Где же ты, моя́ мóлодость?
  • Where are you, my youth?
  • Ты ужé обéдал где-нибу́дь?
  • Did you have lunch somewhere yet?
  • Мóжет, где и уви́димся в бу́дущем.
  • We will probably meet somewhere in the future.
  • Я развécил объявлéние вездé, где тóлько мóжно.
  • I put the advert everywhere I could.
  •  literal  I put the advert everywhere where it was only possible.
  • Где бы онá ни рабóтала, онá всегдá добивáлась больши́х успéха.
  • Wherever she worked, she always scored great successes.
  • Где бы они́ не жи́ли, вездé cтарáлись сохраня́ть ру́сские тради́ции.
  • Whereever they lived, they always tried to preserve Russian traditions.
  • Где уж мне поня́ть, что ты там имéeшь в виду́!
  • How can I understand indeed what you mean! (ironic)
  •  literal  Where can I understand, what you mean!
  • Где он тóлько ни учи́лся: у негó ведь три вы́сших образовáния.
  • He studied in many places, he has three degrees!
  •  literal  Where did he only study, he has three degrees!


 Idioms and set expressions:
  • где бы ни = whereever
  • где бы то ни́ было = no matter where
  • где уж нам! = that's beyond us
  • Бог весть где = somewhere (ironic)
  • нéвесть где = somewhere (ironic)
 Related words:
  • где-то = somewhere
  • где-нибу́дь = somewhere
  • нéгде = there is no place
  • нигдé = nowhere
 Proverbs and sayings:
  • Где щи, там и нас ищи́.
  • Look for us where the tshi (Russian cabbage soup) is.
  • Не знáешь, где найдëшь, где потеря́ешь.
  • Easy come, easy go.
  •  literal  You never know where you will find and where you will lose.
  • Ры́ба и́щет где глу́бже, а человéк - где лу́чше.
  • He makes his home where the living is best.
  •  literal  A fish seeks where it's deeper, and a man where it's better.

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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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