Russian Vocabulary (and Wisdom)

How to say "husband" 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: husband, man

Pronunciation: [moosh]

Part of speech: noun (masculine noun)

Rank: #423 (see frequency list)

Have you already met my husband Roman?
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 Example sentences:
  • Мой муж - прекрácный человéк.
  • My husband is a wonderful person.
  • Ты ужé знакóма с мои́м му́жем Ромáном?
  • Have you already met my husband Roman?
  •  literal  Do you already know my husband Roman?
  • Как же ты живëшь без му́жа, бéдная!
  • How do you manage to live without a husband, poor!
  •  literal  How do you live without a husband, poor!
  • У неë к му́жу нет никаки́х претéнзий.
  • She has no сomplaints about her husband.
  •  literal  She has no pretensions towards her husband.
  • Их мужья́ - италья́нцы.
  • Their husbands are Italian.
  • Онá уже сказáла му́жу, что ухóдит от негó?
  • Has she already told her husband that she is leaving him?
  • У нас с бы́вшим му́жем сохрани́лись хорóшие отношéния.
  • I maintain good relations with my ex-husband.
  • Приéдут Кáтя и Сáша с мужья́ми, бу́дет вéсело!
  • Katya and Sasha will come with their husbands, we will have fun!
  • Неужéли бывáют вéрные мужья́?
  • Do faithful husbands really exist?
  • Он тепéрь такóй вáжный, настоя́щий госудáрственный муж!
  • He is so pompous now, like a real statesman!
  •  literal  He is so important now, a real statesman!

 Idioms and set expressions:
  • госудáрственный муж = a statesman
  • муж нау́ки = scholars
  • бы́вший муж = an ex-husband
  • вéрный муж = a faithful husband
  • изменя́ть му́жу = to be unfaithful to smb's husband
 Related words:
  • мужчи́на = a man
  • муженëк = a husband (tender or ironic)
  • женá = a wife
 Proverbs and sayings:
  • Cловá не мáльчика, но му́жа.
  • Your opinion is serious and reasonable.
  •  literal  Not boy's words, but man's words.
  • Муж - головá, женá - душá.
  • Husband is the head and wife is the soul.
 Other forms of the word (declensions):
Case Singular Plural
Nominativeмужмужья́ (мужи́)
Genitiveму́жамуже́й (муже́й)
Dativeму́жумужья́м (мужа́м)
Accusativeму́жамуже́й (муже́й)
Instrumentalму́жеммужья́ми (мужа́ми)
Prepositionalму́жемужья́х (мужа́х)

Vocabulary lesson: By Russificate blog exclusively for MasterRussian

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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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