Russian Vocabulary (and Wisdom)

How to say "stone" in Russian

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Meaning: stone, rock

Pronunciation: [KAH-mehn']

Part of speech: noun (masculine noun)

Rank: #475 (see frequency list)

Underwater rocks are very beautiful. Photo by nicoboxethai.
 Example sentences:
  • Что э́то за ка́мень?
  • What kind of stone is this?
  • Ма́льчик бро́сил ка́мень в о́зеро.
  • The boy threw a stone into the lake.
  • Зо́лото и серебро́ -- о́чень популя́рные драгоце́нные ка́мни.
  • Gold and silver are very popular precious stones.
  • Два больши́х ка́мня перегороди́ли путь.
  • Two large stones blocked the way.
  • Подво́дные ка́мни о́чень краси́вы.
  • Reefs are very beautiful.
  •  literal  Underwater rocks are very beautiful.
  • Камнепа́д -- э́то большо́е коли́чество камне́й, па́дающих с высоты́ при высо́кой ско́рости.
  • Rockfall is a large number of stones falling from the height at fast speed.
  • Ка́ждый ме́сяц к его́ моги́льному ка́мню прихо́дят друзья́.
  • Every month, friends come to his gravestone.
  • Де́вушка ста́ла ка́мнем преткнове́ния ме́жду друзья́ми де́тства.
  • The girl became a stumbling block between the friends of childhood.
  • Моё се́рдце -- как ка́мень.
  • My heart is like a stone.
  • Филосо́фский ка́мень -- ра́дость для ка́ждого учёного.
  • The philosophers' stone is a joy to every scientist.

 Idioms and set expressions:
  • драгоце́нный ка́мень = precious stone
  • подво́дный ка́мень = reef, rock; pitfall
      literal  underwater stone
  • моги́льный ка́мень = gravestone
  • ка́мень преткнове́ния = stumbling-block
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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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