Russian Vocabulary (and Wisdom)

How to say "different" in Russian

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Meaning: different, other, some

Pronunciation: [ee-NOY]

Part of speech: pronoun

Rank: #446 (see frequency list)

So, the house has a totally different look now!
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 Example sentences:
  • Ну вот, тепе́рь у до́ма совсе́м ино́й вид!
  • So, the house has a totally different look now!
  • Э́то не что ино́е, как страх.
  • The only thing it can be is fear.
  •  literal  That's nothing else but fear.
  • Ины́ми слова́ми, ты безде́льник!
  • You're an idler, to put it in another way!
  •  literal  In other words, you're an idler!
  • Ино́й раз мне совсе́м ниче́м не хо́чется занима́ться.
  • Sometimes I just don't want to do anything at all.
  •  literal  Another time I just don't want to do anything at all.
  • В ины́х слу́чаях лу́чше рискну́ть.
  • In some cases it's better to risk.
  •  literal  In other cases it's better to risk.
  • Не пережива́й, вопро́с реши́тся тем и́ли ины́м о́бразом.
  • Don't worry, the problem will be solved this way or another.
  •  literal  Don't worry, the question will be solved this way or another.
  • Ино́му мо́жно и позави́довать!
  • Some people can be envied!
  •  literal  A different one can be envied!
  • Не пу́тай! Э́то совсе́м ино́е де́ло.
  • Don't mix it up. It's a completely different matter.
  • Я оце́ниваю э́то с ино́й пози́ции.
  • I appraise it from another point of view.
  •  literal  I appraise it from another position.
  • Э́то написа́л не кто ино́й, как он.
  • He is the only person who could have written it.

 Idioms and set expressions:
  • ины́ми слова́ми = in other words
  • э́то ино́е де́ло = it's another matter
  • ино́й раз = sometimes
      literal  another time
  • тот и́ли ино́й = one of another
  • тем и́ли ины́м о́бразом = this way or another
  • не кто ино́й как = none other than (person)
  • не что ино́е как = none other than (object)
 Related words:
  • друго́й = another, other
 Proverbs and sayings:
  • Ино́й стреля́ет ре́дко, да попа́дает ме́тко.
  • It's better to do something once, but well-done.
  •  literal  Some people shoot rarely, but always hit the target.
  • С ины́м води́ться - что в крапи́ву сади́ться.
  • Some people are really unpleasant.
  •  literal  Meeting some people is like sitting down in the nettle.
  • Ино́й седо́й сто́ит кудрявчика.
  • Some old people are more active than the younger ones.
  •  literal  Some people with gray hair are worth ones with curly hair.

Vocabulary lesson: By Russificate blog exclusively for MasterRussian

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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