Russian Vocabulary (and Wisdom)

How to say "fire" in Russian

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Meaning: fire, flames, light

Pronunciation: [ah-GOHN']

Part of speech: noun (masculine noun)

Rank: #467 (see frequency list)

In fireplace burns fire.
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 Example sentences:
  • Солда́ты гре́лись у огня́ в лесу́.
  • Soldiers were keeping warm by the fire in the forest.
  • Игра́ с огнём мо́жет быть опа́сна.
  • Playing with fire could be dangerous.
  • В ками́не гори́т ого́нь.
  • There is a fire in the fireplace.
  •  literal  In fireplace burns fire.
  • Кот был спасён из огня́.
  • The cat was rescued from the fire.
  • Весь дом был охва́чен огнём.
  • The whole house was engulfed in flames.
  • Во́время прибы́вшие пожа́рные потуши́ли ого́нь.
  • Firefighters arrived in time and extinguished the fire.
  • У нас бо́льше нет огня́. Нам ну́жно собра́ть бо́льше дров.
  • We no longer have fire. We need to gather more firewood.
  • Пла́мя огня́ охвати́ло весь дом.
  • Flames from the fire engulfed the entire house.
  • Ого́нь вспы́хнул мгнове́нно.
  • Fire broke out immediately.
  • Спаса́тели нашли́ заблуди́вшуюся гру́ппу тури́стов по спаса́тельному огню́, кото́рый они́ разожгли́ на пля́же.
  • Rescuers found a lost group of tourists by a signal fire which they lit on the beach.

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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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