Russian Vocabulary (and Wisdom)

How to say "to" in Russian

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Meaning: to, towards, by, for, variant form of "к"

Pronunciation: [koh / kuh]

Part of speech: preposition (See #19)

Rank: #328 (see frequency list)

He arrived by the time appointed by the doctor.
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 Example sentences:
  • Когда́ ты придёшь ко мне в го́сти?
  • When will you come to visit me?
  • Не подходи́ ко мне!
  • Don't come close to me!
  • Не подноси́ э́ту га́дость ко рту!
  • Don't try to eat this filthy stuff.
  •  literal  Don't bring this dirt to your mouth!
  • Ко всему́ но́вому я отношу́сь недове́рчиво.
  • I'm skeptical about everything new.
  •  literal  I relate mistrustfully to everything new.
  • У пассажи́ров бы́ли прете́нзии ко второ́му пило́ту самолёта.
  • Passengers had complaints about the second pilot of the airplane.
  • Веду́щий обрати́лся ко всем прису́тствующим в за́ле.
  • The presenter addressed all attendants in the hall.
  • Он пришёл то́чно ко вре́мени, кото́рое назна́чил врач.
  • He arrived just in time appointed by the doctor.
  • Я не име́ю никако́го отноше́ния ко всей э́той исто́рии.
  • I have nothing to do with this whole story.
  • Ко всем студе́нтам он отно́сится о́чень тре́бовательно.
  • He is very demanding to all the students.
  • Ми́ша обрати́лся ко мне за по́мощью.
  • Misha turned to me for help.

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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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Word: подойти
Meaning: approach, come to, walk to
Pronunciation: [puh-digh-TEE]

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