Russian Vocabulary (and Wisdom)

How to say "car" in Russian

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машина

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Meaning: car, machine, engine, truck, carload

Pronunciation: [mah-SHI-nah]

Part of speech: noun (feminine noun)

Rank: #167 (see frequency list)



I like your car.
 Example sentences:
  • Мне нрáвится твоя́ маши́на.
  • I like your car. (informal)
  • Cядь в маши́ну!
  • Get into the car! (informal)
  • Вы́йди из маши́ны на мину́тку: нáдо поговори́ть.
  • Get out of the car for a minute: we need to talk. (informal)
  • В прóшлом году́ он попáл под маши́ну и дóлго лежáл в больни́це.
  • Last year he was run over by a car and stayed in hospital for a long time.
  • Кто сегóдня ведëт маши́ну?
  • Who is driving today?
  • К горя́щему дóму подъéхали две пожáрные маши́ны.
  • Two fire engines drove up to the burning house.
  • Когда я был мáленький, у меня́ бы́ло мнóго игру́шечных маши́нок.
  • When I was a childm I had a lot of toy cars.
  • Тепéрь я рéдко испóльзую швéйную маши́ну.
  • Now I rarely use the sewing machine.
  • Печáтная маши́на сейчác ужé раритéт
  • A typing machine is a rarity now.
  • Он привëз пять маши́н дров нá зиму.
  • He brought five carloads of firewood for winter.
  • Госудáрственная маши́на рабóтает довóльно чëтко.
  • The machine of government works quite accurately.
  • У Вас сломáлась стирáльная маши́на?
  • Is your washing machine broken?


 Idioms and set expressions:
  • паровáя маши́на = steam-engine
  • печáтная маши́на = typing machine
  • швéйная маши́на = sewing machine
  • стирáльная маши́на = washing machine
  • посудомóечная маши́на = dishwasher
  • маши́на скóрой пóмощи = ambulance
  • легковáя маши́на = car
  • грузовáя маши́на = lorry, truck
  • гóночная маши́на = racer
  • госудáрственная маши́на = machine of government
  • полицéйская маши́на = police car
  • попácть под маши́ну = to be run over by a car
  • не человéк, а маши́на = he's not person, he's a machine
 Related words:
  • маши́нка = small car
  • автомоби́ль = automobile
  • механи́зм = mechanism
  • устрóйство = mechanism
  • режи́м = regime
 Proverbs and sayings:
  • Бог из маши́ны.
  • God from the machine (Deus ex machina).
  • Мaленький ви́нтик большу́ю маши́ну останóвит.
  • A small screw can stop a big car.
 Other forms of the word (declensions):
Case Singular Plural
Nominativeмаши́намаши́ны
Genitiveмаши́нымаши́н
Dativeмаши́немаши́нам
Accusativeмаши́нумаши́ны
Instrumentalмаши́ноймаши́нами
Prepositionalмаши́немаши́нах

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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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