Russian Vocabulary (and Wisdom)

How to say "which" in Russian

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который

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Meaning: which, that, who

Pronunciation: [kah-TOH-riy]

Part of speech: pronoun

Rank: #31 (see frequency list)

 Example sentences:
  • Которая книга вам нравится?
  • Which book do you like?
  • Который из этих домов ваш?
  • Which one of these houses is yours?
  • Я видел Анну, с которой раньше работал.
  • I saw Anna who I used to work with before.
  • Это комната, в которой я работаю.
  • This is the room I work in.
  • Вопрос, без которого нельзя обойтись.
  • An essential question. (lit: a question without which one can't manage)
  • Глуп тот человек, который остается всегда неизменным.
  • A man who always stays the same is foolish. (Voltaire)
  • Человек, который изменил мир.
  • The man who changed the world.
  • Вот уже который день не могу застать тебя дома!
  • I haven't been able to find you at home for so many days!
  • Челове́к, о кото́ром все говоря́т.
  • A man who everybody talks about. (prepositional case)
  • Же́нщина, с кото́рой я дружу́.
  • A woman who I am friends with. (instrumental case)


 Idioms and set expressions:
  • Который час? = What time is it? (lit: Which hour)
  • Я вам который раз говорю? = How many times have I told you?
  • который раз...? = how many times...?
  • уже который день... = it's been long while since...; =(lit: it's been many days since...)
 Other forms of the word (declensions):
case
singular
plural
masculine
neuter
feminine
Nominative
кото́рый
кото́рое
кото́рая
кото́рые
Genitive
кото́рого
кото́рого
кото́рой
кото́рых
Dative
кото́рому
кото́рому
кото́рой
кото́рым
Accusative
(anim/inanim)
кото́рого/
кото́рый
кото́рое
кото́рую
кото́рых/
кото́рые
Instrumental
кото́рым
кото́рым
кото́рой (кото́рою)
кото́рыми
Prepositional
кото́ром
кото́ром
кото́рой
кото́рых
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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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