Russian Vocabulary (and Wisdom)

How to say "year" in Russian

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Meaning: year

Pronunciation: [goht]

Part of speech: noun (masculine noun)

Rank: #50 (see frequency list)

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 Example sentences:
  • Ка́ждый год мы е́здим в о́тпуск.
  • We go on vacation every year.
  • Андре́ю испо́лнился 21 год.
  • Andrey turned 21 years old.
  •  literal  [To] Andrey fulfilled 21 year.
  • Оди́н год состои́т из 365 дней.
  • One year consists of 365 days.
  • В високо́сном году́ 366 дней.
  • There are 366 days in a leap year.
  • Уче́бный год начина́ется в сентябре́.
  • The academic year starts in September.
  • С Но́вым го́дом!
  • Happy New Year!
  •  literal  [I congratulate] with New Year!
  • В Ри́о-де-Жане́йро со́лнце све́тит почти́ кру́глый год.
  • In Rio de Janeiro, the sun shines almost the whole year round.
  • Наступи́л 2008-й год.
  • The year 2008 has started.
  •  literal  Came 2008th year.
  • Он зако́нчит институ́т че́рез три го́да.
  • He will graduate in three years.
  •  literal  He will finish an institute in three years.
  • Где вы рабо́тали в про́шлом году́?
  • Where did you work last year?
  • Я роди́лся в 1990 году́.
  • I was born in 1990. (said by male)
  •  literal  I was born in 1990th year.
  • Мой брат старше меня́ на два го́да.
  • My brother is two years older than me.
  •  literal  My brother [is] older [than] me by two years.

 Idioms and set expressions:
  • круглый год = the whole year round
      literal  round year
  • Новый год = New Year
  • C Новым годом! = Happy New Year!
      literal  [I congratulate] with New Year!
  • из года в год = year in, year out; year after year
      literal  from year to year
  • в годах = middle-aged, advanced in years
      literal  in years
  • не по годам = beyond one's years
      literal  not by years
  • без году неделя = just recently, the other day
      literal  without [a] year [a] week
  • текущий год = current year
  • солнечный год = solar year
  • неурожайный год = year of bad harvest
  • три года тому назад = three years ago
  • в прошлом году = last year
  • уда́чный год = good year
      literal  successful year
 Proverbs and sayings:
  • Час упустишь, годом не наверстаешь.
  • Time doesn't wait.
  •  literal  Miss one hour, and you won't make it up with one year.
  • Годы берут свое.
  • Old age tells.
  •  literal  Years take [their] own.
  • День практики стоит года теории.
  • An ounce of practice is worth a pound of theory.
  •  literal  A day of practice is worth a year of theory.
  • Всякая тряпица в три года пригодится.
  • Keep a thing seven years and you will find a use for it.
  •  literal  Any rag will prove useful in three years.
 Other forms of the word (declensions):
Case Singular Plural
Nominativeго́дго́ды (года́)
Accusativeго́дго́ды (года́)
Prepositionalго́де (в году́)года́х
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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