Russian Vocabulary (and Wisdom)

How to say "present" 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: present, real, genuine, complete, this

Pronunciation: [nuhs-tuh-YAH-schiy]

Part of speech: adjective

Rank: #311 (see frequency list)

Drink, it's genuine coffee, not instant one.
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 Example sentences:
  • Смотри́, вот настоя́щая любóвь!
  • Look, that's the true love!
  • Пей, это настоя́щий кóфе, а не раствори́мый.
  • Drink, it's genuine coffee, not instant one.
  • В настоя́щий момéнт делá иду́т нормáльно.
  • At the moment everything is going well.
  •  literal  At the present moment things are going well.
  • В ру́сском языкé есть настоя́щее, прошéдшее и бу́дущее врéмя.
  • There are the Present, Past and Future tenses in the Russian language.
  • Я хочу́ вы́йти зáмуж за настоя́щего мужчи́ну.
  • I want to marry a real man.
  • В еë глазáх он уви́дел настоя́щую рáдость.
  • He saw a real joy in her eyes.
  • Вскópе Михаи́л стал настоя́щим поэ́том.
  • Mikhail soon became a real poet.
  • Ку́кла пря́мо как настоя́щая!
  • The doll is almost like real!
  • Наш начáльник – настоя́щий дурáк!
  • Our boss is an absolute fool!
  • Рабóтать ну́жно как слéдует, по-настоя́щему.
  • One has to work as one should, in a proper way.
  •  literal  One has to work as one should, in a real way.
  • В настоя́щем соглашéнии говори́тся о постáвках нéфти и гáза в Еврóпу.
  • The present agreement stipulates oil and gas deliveries to Europe.
  • Настоя́щим удостоверя́ется, что Иванóв Пëтр Семëнович прошëл подготови́тельные ку́рсы по прогрáмме "Мéнеджмент".
  • It is to certify that Ivanov Pyotr Semyonovich took a preparation course on management.

 Idioms and set expressions:
  • в настоя́щее врéмя = at present, today, now
      literal  in the present tense
  • в настоя́щий момéнт = at present, today, now
      literal  at the present moment
  • почти́ как настоя́щий = almost like real
  • настоя́щим удостоверя́ется = this is to certify
      literal  the present is to certify
  • настоя́щее врéмя = the present tense
  • по-настоя́щему = properly, in a right way
      literal  in a real way
 Related words:
  • реáльный = real
  • натурáльный = natural

Vocabulary lesson: By Russificate blog exclusively for MasterRussian

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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