Russian Vocabulary (and Wisdom)

How to say "from" 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: from, out of, of, because of

Pronunciation: [eez]

Part of speech: preposition

Rank: #22 (see frequency list)

We came from a village to Moscow.
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 Example sentences:
  • Вы из Сóчи?
  • Are you from Sochi?
  • Мы приéхали из дерéвни в Москву́.
  • We came from a village to Moscow.
  • Когдá я вы́шел из дóма, шëл дождь.
  • When I went outside, it was raining.
  •  literal  When I went out of the house, it was raining.
  • Он достáл сто рублéй из кармáна.
  • He took 100 roubles out of his pocket.
  • Оди́н из мои́х знакóмых рабóтает в Сбербáнке.
  • One of my acquaintances works in Sberbank (savings bank).
  • Санкт-Петербу́рг - оди́н из краси́вейших городóв Росси́и.
  • Saint Petersburg is one of the most beautiful Russian cities.
  • Из чегó э́то сдéлано?
  • What is it made of?
  • Из бумáги мóжно сдéлать мнóго прекрácных и ну́жных вещéй.
  • One can make many beautiful and useful things of paper.
  • Пóезд из Москвы́ при́был на пя́тый путь.
  • The train from Moscow arrived on platform five.
  • Я узнáл из газéт, что курс дóллара вы́рос.
  • I learned from newspapers that the dollar rate has risen.
  • Это мácло из Вóлогды.
  • This butter is from Vologda.
  • Из него вы́йдет хорóший музыкáнт.
  • He'll become a good musician.
  •  literal  A nice musician will come out of him.
  • Онá спроси́ла об э́том из любопы́тства.
  • She asked it because she was curious.
  •  literal  She asked about it out of curiosity.

 Idioms and set expressions:
  • из гóдa в год = every year
      literal  from year to year
  • и́зо дня в день = every day
      literal  from day to day
  • и́зо всех сил, и́зо всей мóчи = with all one's might
  • из хорóшей семьи́ = of good stock
      literal  of good family
  • из достовéрных истóчников = from reliable sources
  • дéлать из му́хи слонá = make a mountain out of a molehill
      literal  make an elephant of a fly.
 Related words:
  • и́зо = from, out of, of, because of, from
  • c = from, since
  • и́з-за = because of
 Proverbs and sayings:
  • Из разговóра щи не свáришь.
  • A conversation is not like doing something.
  •  literal  You can't make tschi from a conversation.
  • Из огня́ да в полы́мя
  • Out of the frying-pan into the fire.
  •  literal  From a fire into a stronger one.
  • Из молоды́х, да рáнний.
  • A young man [woman] in a hurry. (negative connotation)
  •  literal  From the young, and the early one.

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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