Russian Vocabulary (and Wisdom)

How to say "measure" 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: measure, extent

Pronunciation: [MEYH-rah]

Part of speech: noun (feminine noun)

Rank: #503 (see frequency list)

Сentimetre is a linear measure.
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 Example sentences:
  • Сантимéтр - мéра длины́.
  • Сentimetre is a linear measure.
  • Дéти, назови́те мне мéры плóщади.
  • Children, name the square measures.
  •  literal  Children, name the square measures to me.
  • Вáши успéхи в значи́тельной мéре зави́сят от Вáшей увéренности в себé.
  • Your success depends to a considerable extent on your self-confidence. (polite)
  • Жи́тели Афганистáна в пóлной мéре ощути́ли нехвáтку продовóльствия.
  • Afghanistan inhabitants experienced to the full extent the lack of food supplies.
  •  literal  Afghanistan inhabitants felt in full measure the lack of food supplies.
  • В такóй крити́ческой ситуáции ну́жно принимáть реши́тельные мéры.
  • In such a critical situation drastic measures have to be taken.
  •  literal  In such a critical situation it's necessary to take drastic measures.
  • Мы бу́дем помогáть вам в мéру нáших сил.
  • We'll be helping you as far as we can. (plural "you")
  •  literal  We'll be helping you to the extent of our abilities.
  • Во всëм нáдо знать мéру.
  • One has to know where to stop in all senses.
  •  literal  It's necessary to know the measure in everything.
  • По мéре тогó, как они́ богатéли, они́ станови́лись всë занócчивее.
  • As they were growing richer, they were getting more and more arrogant.
  •  literal  To the extent that they were growing richer, they were getting more and more arrogant.
  • Я, по крáйней мéре, мáтом не ругáюсь!
  • At least, I don't use swear words!
  • Он получи́л вы́сшую мéру наказáния.
  • He was sentenced to the capital punishment.
  •  literal  He received the capital punishment.

 Idioms and set expressions:
  • мéры длины́ = linear measures
      literal  measures of length
  • мéры плóщади = square measures
      literal  measures of area
  • мéры жи́дкостей = liquid measures
      literal  measures of liquids
  • в значи́тельной мéре = largely, to a considerable extent
  • в пóлной мéре = to the full extent
      literal  in full measure
  • в извéстной мéре = to a certain extent
  • в мéру = within reasonable limits
  • в мéру (по мéре) возмóжности = within the limits of the possible
  • сверх мéры = excessively
      literal  beyond the measure
  • не в мéру = excessively
      literal  not in the measure
  • знать мéру = know where to stop
      literal  know the measure
  • не знать мéры = be immoderate
      literal  not to know the measure
  • по мéре того, как = as
      literal  to the measure that
  • по крáйней мéре = at least
      literal  for the least measure
  • приня́ть мéры = take measures
  • врéменная мéра = temporary measure
  • мéры предосторóжности = precautions
      literal  precautionary measures
  • чу́вство мéры = sense of proportion
  • ни в кóей мéре = not in the least
      literal  not in any extent
 Related words:
  • мéрить = to measure, to try on
  • мéрка = measure
  • мери́ло = criterion
  • примéрочная = fitting room
 Proverbs and sayings:
  • Где мéра, там и вéра
  • The faith is where the measure is.
  •  literal  Where measure, there faith.
  • Всему́ нужнá мéра.
  • Everything needs a measure.
  • Хлéбу - мéра, а деньгáм - счëт.
  • Bread has to be weighed, and money, counted.
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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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