Russian Vocabulary (and Wisdom)

How to say "relationship" 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: relationship, terms, attitude, treatment

Pronunciation: [uht-nuh-SHEH-nee-yeh]

Part of speech: noun (neuter noun)

Rank: #342 (see frequency list)

They are on friendly terms with each other.
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 Example sentences:
  • У них хорóшие отношéния.
  • They are on good terms with each other.
  •  literal  They have good relations.
  • Какóе твоë отношéние к нóвому дирéктору?
  • What is your attitude to the new director?
  • Отношéния мéжду стрáнами налáдились.
  • The relations between the countries improved.
  • То, что ты говори́шь, не имéeт никакóго отношéния к дéлу.
  • What you're saying has absolutely nothing to do with the case.
  • Послу́шай, ну какóе э́то имéет отношéние к Кócте?
  • Listen, what does it have to do with Kostya?
  • Их отношéние к жи́зни противополóжно.
  • They have an opposite life positions.
  •  literal  They have an opposite attitudes to life.
  • Егó характеризу́ет бéрежное отношéние к вещáм.
  • He is caracterized by a careful handling of things.
  •  literal  He is caracterized by a careful attitude to things.
  • Я в хорóших отношéниях с мои́м бы́вшим му́жем.
  • I am on good terms with my ex-husband.
  • Онá в бли́зких отношéниях с еë мáтерью.
  • She is on terms of intimacy with her mother.
  • Онá прекрácный человéк во всех отношéниях
  • She is a wonderful person in every respect.
  • В нéкотором отношéнии я не соглácен с вáми.
  • I don't agree with you in some respects.

 Idioms and set expressions:
  • в отношéнии = with respect (to)
  • по отношéнию (к) = regarding
  • в э́том отношéнии = in this respect
  • в нéкотором отношéнии = in some respect
  • во всех отношéниях = in every respect
  • во мнóгих отношéниях = in many respects
  • натя́нутые отношéния = strained relations
 Related words:
  • cвязь = connection, bond, relationship
 Other forms of the word (declensions):
Case Singular Plural

Vocabulary lesson: By Russificate blog exclusively for MasterRussian

Phrase recordings: Copyright(c) 2011 All rights reserved.
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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