Russian Vocabulary (and Wisdom)

How to say "well" 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: well, come on, please, but

Pronunciation: [noo]

Part of speech: interjection, particle

Rank: #67 (see frequency list)

Well, I don't know exactly.
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 Example sentences:
  • Ну, я тóчно не знáю.
  • Well, I don't know exactly.
  • Ну лáдно, давáй посмóтрим фильм.
  • Well ok, let's watch the film.
  • Ну ты даëшь! В такóй хóлод без шáпки!
  • You're kidding! It is so cold and you are not wearing your hat!
  •  literal  Well you give! In such a cold without a hat!
  • Ну хорошó, договори́лись, встречáемся в семь.
  • All right, agreed, we are meeting at seven.
  • Ну скорéй же! Мы опáздываем на электри́чку!
  • Come on, hurry up! We are coming late for the train!
  • Ну дá! Я тебé не вéрю.
  • Сome, come! I don't believe you.
  • Ну, ну, всë, не плачь, пожáлуйста!
  • Come on, it's over, don't cry, please.
  • Ты что, нóвую рабóту нашëл? Ну конéчно!
  • Did you really find a new job? Why, of course!
  • Ну не ем я салáты с майонéзом!
  • But I don't eat salads with mayonaise!
  • Ну отку́да ты взял, что ты неудáчник?
  • Why on earth do you think you are a loser?
  • Ну? И где вáши контрóльные рабóты?
  • So? Where are your written tests?
  •  literal  So? Where are your control works?
  • Ну и идиóт! Что же он надéлал!
  • What an idiot! What has he done!
  • Ну как, вам нóвый спектáкль понрáвился?
  • So, did you like the new play?
  • У тебя́ боти́нки гря́зные. Ну и чтó?
  • Your shoes are dirty. So what?
  • Ну-ка прочитáй мне стихотворéние "Бородинó" наизу́сть.
  • Come on, recite me the poem "Borodino" by heart.
  • Ну чтó, на сегóдня хвáтит?
  • Well, shall we call it a day?
  •  literal  Well, enough for today?
  • Ну давáй же!
  • Come on, already!
  • Ну и что? Это меня́ соверше́нно не волну́ет.
  • So what? I don't care about that at all.

 Idioms and set expressions:
  • Ну и что (из э́того) = So what?
  • Ну ты даëшь! = You rocks!
  • Ну а = As for
  • Ну вот = There you are; as I was saying
  • Ну да = But of course; you sure; come, come
  • Ну и = What a (negative)
  • Ну и ну! = Wow!
  • Ну что вы! = Of course not!
  • Ну что ж = Well then
  • Ну так = So
  • Ну-ну = come, come
  • Ну как? = What do you think?
  • Ну конéчно! = Of course; come, come
  • Ну же! = Come on!
  • Ну-ка = Сome on; let's start
  • Фу-ты ну-ты! = Wow (ironic)!
  • Ну лáдно тебé = Come on, don't get angry!
  • Ну погоди́! = You will see!
  • Ну и делá = It is really weird
  • Ну давáй! = Come on!
 Related words:
  • вот = so, well

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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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