Russian Vocabulary (and Wisdom)

How to say "along" 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.

по

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Meaning: along, through, on, after, by, according to, up to, till

Pronunciation: [poh]

Part of speech: preposition

Rank: #16 (see frequency list)



We go to the country house on weekends.
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 Example sentences:
  • Мы гуля́ли по Москвé.
  • We were walking around Moscow.
  • У тебя́ есть наш учéбник по геогрáфии?
  • Do you have our geography textbook?
  • Он отпрáвил тебé информáцию по мэ́йлу.
  • He's sent you the information by mail.
  • По телеви́зору была интерéсная передáча.
  • There was an interesting program on TV.
  • Я сдéлал э́то по егó совéту.
  • I did it according to his advice.
  • По оши́бке вы дáли ему́ не тóт конвéрт.
  • You gave him another envelope by mistake.
  • По утрáм я пью кóфе, а по вечерáм - зелëный чай.
  • I drink coffee in the morning and green tea in the evening.
  • По выходны́м дням мы éздим на дáчу.
  • We go to the country house on weekends.
  • Мы занимáемся по стáрому учéбнику ру́ccкого языкá.
  • We study using an old Russian language textbook.
  • Тáнки прошли́ по Крácной плóщади.
  • Tanks went through the Red Square.
  • У детéй кани́кулы с ию́ня по сентя́брь.
  • Children have holidays from June to September.
  • По пéрвое áвгуста я на рабóте.
  • I'm at work till the 1st of August.
  • По окончáнии экзáмена, бу́дет организóвана студéнческая конферéнция.
  • Upon completion of the exam a student conference will be organized.


 Idioms and set expressions:
  • по прáву = by right
  • по прикáзу = by order
  • по прирóде = by nature
  • по происхождéнию = by descent
  • по áдресу = to the address
  • по оши́бке = by mistake
  • по егó винé = through his fault
  • по пути́ = on the way
  • по рукáм = done
  • по э́ту стóрону = on this side
  • жени́ться по любви́ = to marry for love
  • по стáрости лéт = due to old age
  • по плечу́ = can be done
  • пó уши в долгáх = up to one's ears in debt
      literal  up to one's neck in debt
  • по поря́дку = one after another
 Related words:
  • поэ́тому = so
  • по-мóeму = in my opinion
  • по-прéжнему = as before
  • до = till
 Proverbs and sayings:
  • Цыпля́т по ócени считáют.
  • Don't count your chickens before they are hatched
  •  literal  Chickens have to be counted in autumn,
  • Cня́вши гóлову, по волосáм не плáчут.
  • It is too late to shut the stable-door when the steed is stolen.
  •  literal  Don't cry for your hair taking off your head.
  • По одéжде встречáют, по уму́ провожáют.
  • Never judge a book by its cover.
  •  literal  One is met according to his clothes, but seen off according to his intellect.

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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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