Russian Vocabulary (and Wisdom)

How to say "back" in Russian

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Meaning: back, backwards, rearward, ago

Pronunciation: [nah-ZAHT]

Part of speech: adverb

Rank: #261 (see frequency list)

 Example sentences:
  • Отойди́ наза́д, здесь мо́жет быть опа́сно!
  • Go back! It could be dangerous here.
  • Я перее́хал в Москву́ пять лет наза́д.
  • I moved to Moscow five years ago.
  • Он огляну́лся наза́д и их взгля́ды встре́тились.
  • He looked back and their glances met.
  • Забери́те э́то наза́д, мне э́то не ну́жно.
  • Take this back, I do not need it.
  • Я наконе́ц-то нашёл ключи́, кото́рые потеря́л два дня наза́д.
  • I have finally found my keys, which I lost two days ago.
  • Доро́га наза́д заняла́ у нас три ча́са.
  • The trip back took us three hours.
  • Мы прое́хали наш поворо́т, нам ну́жно верну́ться наза́д.
  • We drove past our turn, we need to return back.
  • Неде́лю наза́д мы с друзья́ми е́здили в го́ры ката́ться на лы́жах.
  • A week ago we went to the mountains with our friends to go skiing.
  • Я до́лжен довести́ э́то де́ло до конца́. Наза́д дороги нет!
  • I need to finish this mater entirely. There is no way back.
  • Весь день мы провели́ на экску́рсии по го́роду и верну́лись наза́д в оте́ль то́лько ве́чером.
  • We spent all day on an excursion around the city and returned back to the hotel only in the evening.

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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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