Russian Vocabulary (and Wisdom)

How to say "pocket" in Russian

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Meaning: pocket

Pronunciation: [kahr-MAHN]

Part of speech: noun

Rank: #458 (see frequency list)

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 Example sentences:
  • Павел положил часы в карман.
  • Pavel put the watch into the pocket.
  • Что у тебя в кармане?
  • What's in your pocket? (informal)
  • Он су́нул ру́ку в карма́н.
  • He shoved his hand into the pocket.
  • Она поле́зла в карма́н за ключами.
  • She reached for the keys into her pocket.
  • Деньги лежат в заднем кармане.
  • The money are in the hip-pocket.
  • Цены на бензин бьют по карману.
  • Gasoline prices hit the pocketbooks.

 Idioms and set expressions:
  • не по карману = more than he can afford
  • набить себе карман = to fill one's pockets
  • по карману = in somebody's prince range; one can afford
  • бить по карману = hit one's pocketbooks; cost a pretty penny; cost an arm and a leg
  • полный карман = full pocket; pocketful
  • тряхнуть карманом = to shake one's pockets
  • задний карман = hip pocket
  • нагрудный карман = breast-pocket
  • деньги ему жгут карман = his money burns a hole in his pocket
  • жилетный карман = vest-pocket
  • внутренний карман = inside pocket
  • класть в карман = to pocket; to put into a pocket
 Proverbs and sayings:
  • Держи карман шире!
  • Don't try to bite off more than you can chew!
  • Он за словом в карман не лезет.
  • He's not at a loss for a word.
  • Денежки в кармане -- все друзья с нами.
  • He that has a full purse never wanted a friend.
  • Деньги жгут карман.
  • To throw one's money about.
 Other forms of the word (declensions):
Case Singular Plural
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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