Russian Vocabulary (and Wisdom)

How to say "world" 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: world, peace, universe, planet, kingdom, community (people), secular world (relig.), peace treaty

Pronunciation: [meer]

Part of speech: noun (masculine noun)

Rank: #171 (see frequency list)

This is our world. Take good care of it.
 Example sentences:
  • Мы за мир во всём ми́ре.
  • We are for peace in all the world.
  • Ру́сский путеше́ственник Фёдор Ко́нюхов объе́здил весь мир.
  • The Russian traveler Feodor Konukhov traveled around the world.
  • Росси́я — са́мая больша́я страна́ в ми́ре.
  • Russia is the biggest country in the world.
  • Лю́ди должны́ жить в ми́ре и согла́сии.
  • People should live in peace and harmony.
  • Ты что́-нибудь зна́ешь о други́х мира́х во Вселе́нной?
  • Do you know anything about other planets in the Universe?
  • Мно́гие стра́ны ми́ра, в том числе́ и Росси́я, отмеча́ют Междунаро́дный день дете́й пе́рвого ию́ня.
  • Many countries of the world, including Russia, celebrate International Children’s Day on June 1st.
  • Э́́того поли́тика обвиня́ют в свя́зях с кримина́льным ми́ром.
  • This politician is accused of relations with the criminal world.
  • Отку́да у тебя́ тако́й интере́с к расти́тельному ми́ру? — Не зна́ю. Я с де́тства интересу́юсь приро́дой.
  • Where does your interest to the vegetable world come from? — I don’t know. I’ve been interested in nature since childhood.
  • По́сле перегово́ров стра́ны реши́ли заключи́ть мир.
  • After negotiations the countries decided to make peace.
  • Всё к лу́чшему в лу́чшем из миро́в.
  • Everything is for the better in the best of all possible worlds.

 Idioms and set expressions:
  • стра́ны тре́тьего ми́ра = Third World countries
      literal  the countries of the Third World
  • не от ми́ра сего́ = otherworldly person, dreamer
      literal  not of this world
  • пусти́ть кого́-то по́ миру = to utterly ruin someone, make someone become a beggar
      literal  to let someone go around the world
  • идти́ / ходи́ть по́ миру = to be a beggar, to live by begging
      literal  to go around the world
  • уйти́ в мир ино́й / в лу́чший мир = to go to the next / a better world, to die
      literal  to go to another world
  • устро́ить пир на весь мир = to push the boat out, to celebrate something with sumptuous feasting
      literal  to organize a feast for the whole world
  • всем ми́ром = all together
      literal  by all community / people
  • отпусти́ть кого́-то с ми́ром = to let someone off, to let someone go in peace
      literal  to let someone go with peace
  • си́льные ми́ра сего́ = the powers that be
      literal  the strength of this world
  • в миру ́ = in the secular world
      literal  in the secular world
 Related words:
  • ми́рный = peace(ful)
  • мирово́й = world, universal
  • ми́рно = peacefully, in peace
  • мири́ться = to make up with someone
  • переми́рие = armistice, truce
 Proverbs and sayings:
  • Худо́й мир лу́чше до́брой ссо́ры.
  • Better a bad peace than a good quarrel.
  •  literal  A bad peace is better that a good quarrel.
  • На миру́ и смерть красна́.
  • Company in distress makes trouble less.
  •  literal  With people around death is beautiful.
  • Мир те́сен.
  • It's a small world.
  •  literal  The world is small.
  • С ми́ру по ни́тке — го́лому руба́ха.
  • Many a little makes a mickle.
  •  literal  A thread from everyone will make a shirt for a naked person.
 Other forms of the word (declensions):
Case Singular Plural
Prepositional(о) ми́ре(о) мира́х
Locativeв миру́-

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Phrase recordings: Copyright(c) 2011 All rights reserved.
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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