Russian Vocabulary (and Wisdom)

How to say "although" in Russian

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Meaning: although, though, even though, at least

Pronunciation: [khah-TYAH]

Part of speech: conjunction

Rank: #156 (see frequency list)

 Example sentences:
  • Хотя́ я отли́чно пла́ваю, я о́чень боя́лся пла́вать в бу́рной го́рной реке́.
  • Although I am a great swimmer, I was afraid to swim in rough mountain river.
  • Ви́ктор всё-таки́ пры́гнул с парашю́том со скалы́, хотя́ и знал, что э́то мо́жет быть опа́сно.
  • Victor still jumped off a cliff with a parachute, even though he knew that it could be dangerous.
  • Хотя́ Катя о́чень усе́рдно гото́вилась к экза́мену, в день экза́мена она́ си́льно волнова́лась.
  • Even though Kate vigorously prepared for the exam, on the day of the exam she was very worried.
  • Не спеши́ с реше́нием, дава́й всё обсу́дим хотя́ бы ещё раз.
  • Do not rush the decision, let's discuss everything at least once more time.
  • Ле́на никогда́ не была́ в Пари́же, хотя́ э́то всегда́ был го́род её мечты́.
  • Lena had never been to Paris, although it has always been the city of her dreams.
  • Хотя́ игра́ была́ о́чень непредсказу́емой, на́ша кома́нда всё-таки́ вы́играла.
  • Although the game was very unpredictable, our team still won.
  • Я сра́зу узна́л Ю́лию, хотя́ мы не ви́делись пять лет.
  • I immediately recognized Yulia, even though we had not seen each other for five years.
  • Ты мог хотя́ бы мне позвони́ть.
  • You could at least give me a call.
  • Ната́ша стара́ется вы́учить францу́зский уже́ четы́ре го́да, хотя́ ей э́то мало удаётся.
  • Natasha has been trying to learn French for four years, although she has little success in it.
  • Приведи́те, пожа́луйста, хотя́ бы оди́н приме́р, подтвержда́ющий ва́шу тео́рию.
  • Please provide at least one example that confirms your theory.

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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