Russian Vocabulary (and Wisdom)

How to say "nobody" 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.

никто

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Meaning: nobody, no one, anybody (in questions)

Pronunciation: [neek-TOH]

Part of speech: pronoun

Rank: #133 (see frequency list)

 Example sentences:
  • Никто́ не мог отве́тить на его́ вопро́с.
  • Nobody could answer his question.
  • Никто́ не мо́жет обыгра́ть его́ в ша́хматы.
  • No one can beat him in chess.
  • Никто́ не зна́ет, они́ прие́дут и́ли нет?
  • Does anybody know if they will come or not?
  • Никто́, кро́ме Серге́я не смог реши́ть уравне́ние по матема́тике.
  • No one other than Sergei was able to solve the equation in mathematics.
  • Никто́ не ви́дел на́шего кота́? Я не могу́ его́ найти́.
  • Has anybody seen our cat? I can't find it.
  • Он никого́ не пригласи́л на свой день рожде́ния.
  • He did not invite anybody to his birthday party.
  • Ле́на никому́ не сказа́ла о том, что е́дет в Испа́нию.
  • Lena did not tell anyone that she was going to Spain.
  •  literal  Lena did not tell anyone that she is going to Spain.
  • Не расска́зывай никому́ о на́шем секре́те!
  • Do not tell anyone about our secret!
  • Никто́ не мо́жет наруша́ть зако́н.
  • No one is allowed to violate the law.
  • Ещё никому́ не удава́лось победи́ть э́того боксёра.
  • Still, nobody has been able to defeat the boxer.
  • Никто́ не зна́ет.
  • Nobody knows.


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