Russian Vocabulary (and Wisdom)

How to say "week" 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.

неделя

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Meaning: week

Pronunciation: [nee-DYEH-lyah]

Part of speech: noun (feminine noun)

Rank: #373 (see frequency list)



What plans have to got for this week?
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 Example sentences:
  • Каки́е у тебя́ плáны на э́ту недéлю?
  • What plans have to got for this week?
  • На слéдующей недéле я улетáю в Пари́ж.
  • Next week I am flying to Paris.
  • Прóшлая недéля былá тяжëлой.
  • Last week was herd.
  • Чéрез две недéли они́ пожéнятся.
  • They will get merried in two weeks.
  • Мы закóнчим проéкт за недéлю, как ду́маешь?
  • Do you think we will finish the project in a week?
  • Рóвно недéлю назáд я получи́л мою́ пéрвую зарплáту.
  • In exactly a week's time I received my first salary.
  • Лéтом мои́ роди́тели éздят зá город кáждую недéлю.
  • In summer my parents go to the country every week.
  • Я хожу́ за проду́ктами два рáза в недéлю.
  • I go shopping twice a week.
  •  literal  I go to get products twice a week.
  • Сейчác в Росси́и - пасхáльная недéля.
  • It is the Easter week in Russia now.
  • У тебя́ есть свобóдное врéмя на недéле?
  • Do you have free time during the week?
  • Он недéлями не бывáл дóма.
  • He was not at home for weeks.
  • Иногдá онá не спалá нécколько недéль подря́д.
  • Sometimes she did not sleep for some weeks in a row.


 Idioms and set expressions:
  • на прóшлой недéле = last week
  • на той недéле = last week
      literal  that week
  • на слéдующей недéле = next week
  • на э́той недéле = this week
  • на недéле = during the week
  • за недéлю = in a week's time
  • без гóду недéля = only a short time
  • дeнь недéли = weekday
  • cемь пя́тниц на недéле. = keep changing one's mind
 Related words:
  • недéльный = weekly, weeklong
  • мécяц = month
  • год = year
  • день = day
  • понедéльник = Monday
 Proverbs and sayings:
  • Мели́ Емéля, твоя́ недéля.
  • You can talk until you are blue in the face.
  •  literal  Speak, Emelia, it is your week.
  • День пиру́ют, а недéлю головá c похмéлья боли́т.
  • If you celebrate for a day, you will have a hang-over for a week.
  • Е́дешь на день, а хлéба бери́ на недéлю.
  • It is better to be farsighted.
  •  literal  If you are going for a day, you have to take bread for a week.
 Other forms of the word (declensions):
Case Singular Plural
Nominativeнеде́лянеде́ли
Genitiveнеде́линеде́ль
Dativeнеде́ленеде́лям
Accusativeнеде́люнеде́ли
Instrumentalнеде́лейнеде́лями
Prepositionalнеде́ленеде́лях

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