Russian Vocabulary (and Wisdom)

How to say "shape" 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.

образ

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Meaning: shape, form, appearance, image, mode , way, manner, icon

Pronunciation: [OHB-ruhs]

Part of speech: noun (masculine noun)

Rank: #327 (see frequency list)



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 Example sentences:
  • Для меня́ э́то был а́нгел в о́бразе ми́лой де́вушки.
  • For me it was an angel in the form of a nice girl.
  • По ноча́м он ча́сто ви́дел во сне о́браз свое́й ма́тери.
  • At night he often saw his mother’s image in dreams.
  • Каки́м о́бразом ты попа́л сюда́?
  • How did you get here?
  • Роди́тели ра́довались акти́вному о́бразу жи́зни сы́на.
  • The parents were glad that their son led an active lifestyle.
  •  literal  The parents were glad for an active lifestyle of their son.
  • Меня́ удивля́ет его́ о́браз мы́слей.
  • I’m surprised by his way of thinking.
  • Како́й о́браз Росси́и мы ви́дим в произведе́ниях ру́сского поэ́та Никола́я Некра́сова?
  • What image of Russia do we see in the works of the Russian poet Nikolay Nekrasov?
  • В ру́сских ска́зках персона́ж Каще́й Бессме́ртный ча́сто предстаёт в о́бразе ко́ршуна.
  • In Russian fairy-tales the character Kashchey the Deathless often has the appearance of a black kite.
  • В своём рома́не "Мёртвые ду́ши" ру́сский писа́тель Никола́й Го́голь со́здал це́лую галере́ю худо́жественных о́бразов поме́щиков.
  • In his novel “The Dead Souls” the Russian writer Nikolay Gogol created a whole series of squire characters.
  • На на́шем са́йте вы узна́ете обо всём, что ну́жно для здоро́вого о́браза жи́зни.
  • On our site you’ll learn about everything you need for a healthy lifestyle.
  • Ру́сский живопи́сец XV ве́ка Андре́й Рублёв писа́л ра́зные образа́, но бо́льше всего́ он изве́стен как а́втор ико́ны "Живонача́льная Тро́ица".
  • The Russian artist of the XVth century Andrei Rublev drew different icons, but he is most famous as the author of the icon “The Life-giving Trinity”.


 Idioms and set expressions:
  • по о́бразу и подо́бию своему́ = in one's own image and likeness
  • о́браз жи́зни = lifestyle
  • о́браз мы́слей = way of thinking, pattern of thoughts
  • худо́жественный о́браз = character, word-picture
  • каки́м о́бразом? = how? / in what way?
  • таки́м о́бразом = thus; in that way
  • нико́им о́бразом (не) = by no means
  • гла́вным о́бразом = mainly; chiefly, principally
  • ра́вным о́бразом = equally
  • наилу́чшим о́бразом = in the best possible way
  • до́лжным о́бразом = in the proper way
  • надлежа́щим о́бразом = orderly, properly, duly
  • аналоги́чным о́бразом = in the same way / manner
  • коренны́м о́бразом = drastically, radically, fundamentally
 Related words:
  • о́бразный = figurative, picturesque, image-bearing
  • о́бразно = figuratively; graphically
  • о́бразность = figurativeness; picturesqueness
  • спо́соб = way, mode
  • ико́на = icon
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