Russian Vocabulary (and Wisdom)

How to say "exactly" 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: exactly, just, very, namely, indeed, that is to say, in particular

Pronunciation: [EE-mee-nuh]

Part of speech: adverb

Rank: #214 (see frequency list)

I'm sorry I don't know where the Bulgakov house exactly is.
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 Example sentences:
  • Именно э́тот журнáл я ещë не смотрéл.
  • That's exactly the magazine that I haven't seen yet.
  •  literal  I haven't seen this very magazine.
  • Всë бы́ло и́менно так, как мы и ду́мали.
  • Everything happened exactly as we thought it would.
  •  literal  Everything was in that very way we thought.
  • Извини́те, я не знáю, где и́менно нахóдится дом Булгáкова.
  • I'm sorry I don't know where the Bulgakov's house exactly is.
  • Кто и́менно учácтвовал в дрáке?
  • Who exactly participated in the fight?
  • Онá заплати́ла за путëвку довóльно мнóго, не знáю тóчно, скóлько и́менно.
  • She paid quite a lot for the tour, I don't know how much exactly.
  • Вот и́менно э́то дирéктор и имéл в виду́.
  • It's exactly what the director meant.
  • Год назáд, и́менно в э́то врéмя мы бы́ли на Cелигéре.
  • A year ago, this time exactly, we were on the lake Seliger.
  • Именно поэ́тому сейчác он такóй злой.
  • It's exactly the reason why he's so angry now.
  •  literal  It's exactly so he is so angry now.
  • Он прочитáл мнóгих ру́сских áвторов, а и́менно: Толстóго, Достоéвского, Чéхова, Гончарóва и др.
  • He's read a lot of Russian authors, namely Tolstoy, Dostoevsky, Chekhov, Goncharov, etc.
  • Что вы ерунду́ болтáете! Вот и́менно!
  • Why are you talking nonsence? That's it!
  • Знáчит, ты э́ти дéньги на би́рже зарабóтал? Именно так.
  • So, you earned this money at stock exchange? Exactly so.
  • Вы не пóмните, как и́менно вы́глядел престу́пник?
  • Do you remember what exactly the criminal looked like.
  •  literal  Don't you remember how exactly the criminal looked like?
  • Я поéхал тудá, где мóжно бы́ло устрóиться, а и́менно в Москву́.
  • I went to the place where you could get a job, more exactly to Moscow.
  • Это ну́жно сдéлать и́менно сейчác.
  • It's necessary to do it right now.

 Idioms and set expressions:
  • и́менно потому́ = just because
  • и́менно э́тим объясня́ется = it's precisely this fact that expains
  • a и́менно = namely
  • вот и́менно = exactly, that's it
  • и́менно так = exactly so
 Related words:
  • тóчно = exactly, precisely
  • то есть = namely, that is
  • как раз = exactly, precisely
  • конкретно = specifically, exactly
  • в частности = specifically, in particular

Vocabulary lesson: By Russificate blog exclusively for MasterRussian

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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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