Russian Vocabulary (and Wisdom)

How to say "end" in Russian

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конец

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Meaning: end, ending, distance

Pronunciation: [kah-NYEHTS]

Part of speech: noun

Rank: #145 (see frequency list)

 Example sentences:
  • Я прочита́л кни́гу до конца́.
  • I've read the book to the end.
  • В конце́ дня ожида́ется дождь.
  • It's going to rain at the end of the day.
  • До конца́ уро́ка оста́лось пять мину́т.
  • The lesson ends in five minutes.
  •  literal  There are five minute left till the lesson's end.
  • Фильм приближа́ется к концу́.
  • The movie is drawing to a close.
  • Он купи́л биле́т в оди́н коне́ц.
  • He bought a one-way ticket.
  • В конце́ го́да я пое́ду в о́тпуск.
  • At the end of the year, I will go on vacation.


 Idioms and set expressions:
  • доводить что-либо до конца = to carry something to its conclusion
  • в конце концов = in the end, after all
  • под конец = towards the end
  • и дело с концом = and there is an end to it
  • и концы в воду = and no one will be any the wiser
  • хоронить концы = to cover the traces
  • конца не видно = no end in sight
  • в один конец = one way
  • в оба конца = both ways, round-trip
  • тонкий конец = tip
  • острый конец = point
  • со всех концов = from every quarter
  • во все концы = in all directions
  • палка о двух концах = something that cuts both ways; a double-edged weapon
  • на худой конец = at the worst
  • конец недели = weekend
  • положить конец = to put an end to; to put the lid on
 Proverbs and sayings:
  • Сводить концы с концами.
  • To make ends meet.
  • Конец -- делу венец.
  • All is well that ends well
 Other forms of the word (declensions):
Case Singular Plural
Nominativeконе́цконцы́
Genitiveконца́концо́в
Dativeконцу́конца́м
Accusativeконе́цконцы́
Instrumentalконцо́мконца́ми
Prepositionalконце́конца́х
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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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