Russian Vocabulary (and Wisdom)

How to say "history" 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.

история

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Meaning: history, story, event, business

Pronunciation: [ee-STOH-ree-yah]

Part of speech: noun (feminine noun)

Rank: #257 (see frequency list)

 Example sentences:
  • Са́ша рассказа́л интере́сную исто́рию.
  • Sasha told an interesting story.
  • Его́ и́мя вошло́ в исто́рию.
  • His name went down in history.
  • Я с ни́ми в таку́ю исто́рию попа́л!
  • I've got into such a mess with them!
  • На пе́рвом ку́рсе с Анной произошла́ любо́вная исто́рия.
  • Anna's love story took place in her first year (of study).
  • Я люблю́ чита́ть заба́вные исто́рии из жи́зни.
  • I love to read funny stories from life.
  • Это уче́бник по исто́рии Росси́и.
  • This is a textbook on the history of Russia.


 Idioms and set expressions:
  • любовная история = love story, romance
  • старая история = warmed-over cabbage (literally: an old story)
  • Вот так история! = A fine kettle of fish!
  • попасть в историю = to get tangled; to get into a mess; to get into an anecdotical situation or accident
 Other forms of the word (declensions):
Case Singular Plural
Nominativeисто́рияисто́рии
Genitiveисто́рииисто́рий
Dativeисто́рииисто́риям
Accusativeисто́риюисто́рий
Instrumentalисто́риейисто́риями
Prepositionalисто́рииисто́риях
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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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