Russian Vocabulary (and Wisdom)

How to say "Moscow" in Russian

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Meaning: Moscow

Pronunciation: [mahs-KVAH]

Part of speech: noun (feminine noun)

Rank: #220 (see frequency list)

The view of St. Basil on Red Square, Moscow, Russia.
Photo by Dror Feitelson, licensed under CC-SA3.0
 Example sentences:
  • Москвá -- столи́ца Росси́и.
  • Moscow is the capital of Russia.
  • Населéние Москвы́ -- оди́ннадцать миллиóнов человéк.
  • The population of Moscow is eleven million people.
  • В Москвé нахóдятся Крéмль и Крáсная плóщадь.
  • The Kremlin and Red Square are situated in Moscow.
  • Чéрез Москву́ протекáет Москвá-река.
  • The Moscow River flows through Moscow.
  • Москвá располóжена в европéйской чáсти Росси́и.
  • Moscow is situated in the European part of Russia.
  • Жи́тели Москвы́ назывáются москвичáми. (singular: москви́ч)
  • The residents of Moscow are called muscovites. (singular: muscovite)
  • Под Москвóй стрóятся дáчи.
  • The dachas (country houses) are built in the Moscow region.
  • Гуля́ть по Москвé веснóй óчень прия́тно, так как э́то óчень зелëный гóрод.
  • It's very nice to go for walk in Moscow in spring because it's a very green city.
  • На Москвé-рекé мнóго мостóв.
  • There're a lot of bridges over the Moscow River.

 Related words:
  • москви́ч = a muscovite (male or female)
  • москви́чка = a muscovite (female)
  • москвичи́ = muscovites (plural)
  • "Москви́ч" = a former automobile brand popular in the USSR
  • центр = the center
  • Москва́-река́ = Moscow River
 Proverbs and sayings:
  • Москвá -- всéм городáм мать.
  • Moscow is all cities' mother.
  • Москвá cлезáм не вéрит.
  • Moscow doesn't believe in tears.
  • Москва не сразу строилась.
  • Moscow was not built at once.
  • Всякому в Москве не перекланяешься.
  • A friend to all is a friend to none.
  •  literal  You can't bow to everybody in Moscow.
  • Москва не в один день строилась.
  • Moscow was not built in a day.
 Other forms of the word (declensions):
Case Singular Plural

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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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