Russian Vocabulary (and Wisdom)

How to say "new" in Russian

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новый

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Meaning: new, novel, modern, fresh

Pronunciation: [NOH-viy]

Part of speech: adjective

Rank: #116 (see frequency list)



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 Example sentences:
  • Антон купи́л но́вый компью́тер.
  • Anton bought a new computer.
  • C Новым годом!
  • Happy New Year!
  • Иван знал древние и новые языки.
  • Ivan knew both ancient and modern languages.
  • Что нового?
  • What's new?
  • Мне в голову пришла новая идея.
  • A new idea stroke me.


 Idioms and set expressions:
  • новые языки = modern languages
  • новая экономическая политика (нэп) = New Economic Policy
  • Новый год = New Year; New Year's Day
  • Новый свет = the New World
  • Новый завет = the New Testament
  • Что нового? = What is the news?; What's new?
 Proverbs and sayings:
  • Старый друг лучше новых двух.
  • Everything is good when new, but friends when old.
  • Новые хозяева -- новые законы.
  • New lords, new laws.
  • Смотреть как баран на новые ворота.
  • To stare like a stuck pig.
 Other forms of the word (declensions):
case
singular
plural
masculine
neuter
feminine
Nominative
но́вый
но́вое
но́вая
но́вые
Genitive
но́вого
но́вого
но́вой
но́вых
Dative
но́вому
но́вому
но́вой
но́вым
Accusative
(anim/inanim)
но́вого/
но́вый
но́вое
но́вую
но́вых/
но́вые
Instrumental
но́вым
но́вым
но́вой
но́выми
Prepositional
но́вом
но́вом
но́вой
но́вых
Short form
но́в
но́во
нова́
но́вы (новы́)
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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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