Russian Vocabulary (and Wisdom)

How to say "almost" in Russian

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Meaning: almost, just about, nearly, close

Pronunciation: [pahch-TEE]

Part of speech: adverb

Rank: #181 (see frequency list)

 Example sentences:
  • Са́ша почти́ зако́нчил дома́шнюю рабо́ту по матема́тике.
  • Sasha has almost finished his math homework.
  • Мы почти́ прие́хали!
  • We have almost arrived!
  • Ты почти́ угада́л отве́т.
  • You almost guessed the answer.
  • Я уже почти́ вы́шел из до́ма, когда́ вспо́мнил что забы́л ключи́.
  • I was just about to leave when I remembered that I forgot my keys.
  • Дай мне ещё пять мину́т, я почти́ зако́нчил э́то зада́ние.
  • Give me five more minutes, I have almost finished this task.
  • Уже́ почти́ шесть часо́в.
  • It's almost six o'clock.
  •  literal  Already almost six o'clock.
  • Э́та сде́лка почти́ завершена́. Нам нужна́ ещё одна́ по́дпись.
  • This transaction is almost complete. We need one more signature.
  • Дождь почти́ зако́нчился.
  • The rain is almost over.
  •  literal  Rain [is] almost finished.
  • Анто́н уве́рен в результа́те почти́ на сто проце́нтов.
  • Anton is almost one hundred percent sure about the result.
  •  literal  Anton [is] sure in result almost on hundred percent.
  • Миша потра́тил почти́ все де́ньги на но́вую маши́ну.
  • Misha has spent almost all of his money on a new car.

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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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