Russian Vocabulary (and Wisdom)

How to say "flat" in Russian

This Russian word is one of the top 1000 words in Russian. The complete list of most common Russian words is available here.


Meaning: flat, apartment, lodgings, houseroom, bed-sitter, tenement, accommodation unit

Pronunciation: [kvahr-TEE-ruh]

Part of speech: noun (feminine noun)

Rank: #349 (see frequency list)

 Example sentences:
  • Э́та кварти́ра сто́ит до́рого. Нам ну́жен вариа́нт подеше́вле.
  • This apartment costs too much. We need a cheaper option.
  • Мой муж хо́чет купи́ть кварти́ру на ю́ге Москвы́.
  • My husband wants to buy a flat in the south of Moscow.
  • Ты живёшь в общежи́тии и́ли снима́ешь кварти́ру?
  • Do you live in the dormitory or rent an apartment?
  • Они́ про́жили в э́той кварти́ре всю жизнь.
  • They lived their whole lifes in this apartment.
  • Це́ны на кварти́ры в эли́тных райо́нах Москвы́ о́чень высо́кие.
  • The housing prices in the élite districts of Moscow are very high.
  • Де́ти с весёлым кри́ком бе́гали по кварти́ре.
  • The children were running around the flat and screaming merrily.
  • Я о́чень дово́лен свое́й но́вой кварти́рой. В ней есть все удо́бства.
  • I’m very satisfied with my new apartment. It has all conveniences.
  • Мне надое́ли его́ бесконе́чные разгово́ры о кварти́рах, да́чах, маши́нах!
  • I’m bored with his endless talks about apartments, dachas, and cars!
  • Да, у него́ нет трёхко́мнатной кварти́ры в Москве́ и ви́ллы в Ита́лии, но он замеча́тельный челове́к и настоя́щий друг.
  • No, he doesn’t have a three-room apartment in Moscow and a villa in Italy, but he’s a wonderful person and a true friend.
  • В э́том до́ме мно́го свобо́дных кварти́р.
  • In this apartment block there are many vacant apartments.

 Idioms and set expressions:
  • штаб-кварти́ра = headquarters
 Related words:
  • кварти́рный = housing, residential
  • квартира́нт = lodger, tenant
  • квартира́нтка = lodger, tenant (female)
  • квартпла́та = rent
  • многокварти́рный (adj.) = apartment, multiple-dwelling
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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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