Russian Vocabulary (and Wisdom)

How to say "and" 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: and, that is..., though, (particle) too, (particle) even

Pronunciation: [ee]

Part of speech: conjunction, particle

Rank: #1 (see frequency list)

A boy and a girl are playing.
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 Example sentences:
  • Мальчик и девочка играют.
  • A boy and a girl are playing.
  •  literal  Boy and girl [are] playing.
  • Мы стояли и ждали.
  • We were standing and waiting.
  • Слушали все: и мужчины, и женщины, и дети.
  • Everybody was listening--men, women and children.
  •  literal  Everybody listened: and men, and women, and children.
  • Давай говорить прямо и откровенно.
  • Let's talk up (talk frankly and sincerely).
  • Я это и имею в виду.
  • That's what I have in mind.
  •  literal  I that and have in view.
  • Что бы ты выбрал? Я бы выбрал и то, и другое.
  • What would you choose? I would choose both this and that.
  • И как ты не понимаешь, что это интересно?
  • How come you don't understand that this is interesting?
  • Он и сказал бы, да не знает.
  • He would tell but he doesn't know.
  • Мы так и сделали.
  • This is what we did.
  • Я даже и не знаю.
  • I don't even know.
  • Она и нам рассказала.
  • She told us too.

 Idioms and set expressions:
  • и то, и другое = this and that; both
  • и ... и ... = both ... and ...
  • и вот = and now
  • и? = so?
  • и так далее (и т. д.) = etcetera, and so forth
  • и тому подобное (и т. п.) = etcetera, and so on
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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