Russian Vocabulary (and Wisdom)

How to say "beer" in Russian

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пиво

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Meaning: beer

Pronunciation: [PEE-vah]

Part of speech: noun

Rank: #1282


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 Example sentences:
  • Питчер пива, пожалуйста!
  • A pitcher of beer, please!
  • Чехия известна своим пивом.
  • Czech Republic is known for its beer.
  • Пи́во откро́йте кто́-нибудь.
  • Could someone open the beer please?
  • Антон вы́нул из холоди́льника ба́нку пи́ва и тут же ще́лкнул кры́шечкой.
  • Anton took a can of beer out of the fridge and opened the cap with a click.
  • Я люблю пшеничное пиво.
  • I like wheat beer.
  • Я су́нул буты́лку пи́ва в карма́н.
  • I put a bottle of beer into the pocket.
  • Я сама там была, пиво-мёд пила, по усам текло, да в рот не попало.
  • I was there myself, drinking beer and honey, having it drip from my mustache but not getting into the mouth. (the ending phrase in Aksakov's fairy-tale "The Red Flower")
  • Пойдёмте пи́во пить.
  • Let's go drink beer.
  • Лучшее пиво варят в Чехии и Германии.
  • The best beer is brewed in Czech Republic and Germany.
  • Одно пиво, пожалуйста!
  • One beer please!


 Idioms and set expressions:
  • светлое пиво = pale ale
  • тёмное пиво = brown ale, porter
  • разливное пиво = draft beer; tap beer
  • свежее пиво = fresh beer
  • варить пиво = to brew beer
  • бутылка пива = a bottle of beer
  • пиво высшего сорта = beer of the first tap
  • банка пива = a can of beer
  • пиво из бочки = beer on draft
  • баночное пиво = canned beer
  • пивовар = brewer
  • пивоварение = brewing
  • домашнее пиво = home brew
  • импортное пиво = imported beer
  • имбирное пиво = ginger-beer
  • лёгкое пиво = lager; light beer
  • тёмное пиво = dark beer
  • варить пиво = to brew beer
 Other forms of the word (declensions):
Case Singular Plural
Nominativeпи́воnot used
Genitiveпи́ва-
Dativeпи́ву-
Accusativeпи́во-
Instrumentalпи́вом-
Prepositionalпи́ве-
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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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