Russian Vocabulary (and Wisdom)

How to say "way" 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.

путь

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Meaning: way, path, track, route, trip, journey, means

Pronunciation: [poot']

Part of speech: noun (masculine noun)

Rank: #299 (see frequency list)



Our path goes through the mountains.
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 Example sentences:
  • Наш путь идёт че́рез го́ры.
  • Our route goes through the mountains.
  • Счастли́вого пути́!
  • Bon voyage!
  • Мы идём прави́льным путём.
  • We are going the right way.
  • Они́ уже́ в пути́.
  • They are already on their way.
  •  literal  They already in way.
  • В на́шей жи́зни мно́жество путе́й.
  • There are many paths in our life.
  • Я ви́жу железнодоро́жные пути́.
  • I see railway tracks.
  • Они́ шли ра́зными путя́ми.
  • They were going separate ways.
  • Поли́тики говори́ли о путя́х разви́тия эконо́мики.
  • Politicians were talking about the development paths of the economy.
  • Мы прошли́ до́лгий путь.
  • We have come a long way.
  •  literal  We walked a long way.
  • По пути́ домо́й Андре́й зашёл в магази́н.
  • On the way home, Andrey went to the store.
  • Нам с тобо́й по пути́.
  • You and I are going the same way.
  •  literal  To us with you by way.
  • Нам по пути́.
  • We are going the same way.
  •  literal  To us by way.
  • По́езд дви́гался равноме́рно 3 часа́ со ско́ростью 50 киломе́тров в час. Како́й путь прошёл по́езд за э́то вре́мя?
  • The train was moving for 3 hours at a steady 50 kilometers per hour. How far did the train go during this time?
  • На э́том пути́ мно́го препя́тствий.
  • There are many obstacles on this way.
  • Э́тот путь приведёт к успе́ху.
  • This path will lead to success.
  • Како́й путь вы́брать?
  • Which path to choose?
  • Пóезд из Москвы́ при́был на пя́тый путь.
  • The train from Moscow arrived on platform five.


 Idioms and set expressions:
  • быть на прави́льном пути́ = to be on the right track
  • в добрый путь! = good luck!, all the best!
  • счастли́вого пути́! = bon voyage!, have a nice trip!, fare you well!
  • всё путём = everything's all right
  • пути́ сообще́ния = communications
  • каки́м путём? = in what way?, by what means?
  • жи́зненный путь = career
  • стоя́ть на чьём-либо пути = stand in smb's way
  • по пути́ = on the way, along the way
  • ему́ по пути́ с ва́ми = he goes your way
  • идти́ свои́м путём = to steer one's own way
  • обра́тный путь = way back, return, return journey
  • на обра́тном пути́ = on the way back
  • день пути́ = one day's journey, one day of travelling
  • три дня пути́ = three day's journey, three days of travelling
  • находи́ться в пути́ = to be on one's way
  • пуска́ться в путь = to start on a journey
  • на пути́ = on the path to
  • идти́ по пути́ (кого-либо / чего-либо) = to follow the path (of smb/smth)
  • сби́ться с пути́ = to lose one's way
 Related words:
  • доро́га = road
  • спо́соб = method, way
  • пое́здка = journey
  • сре́дство = means, way
  • курс = course
 Proverbs and sayings:
  • Пути́ госпо́дни неисповеди́мы.
  • The creator of the universe works in mysterious ways.
  • Гдé дорóга, там и путь.
  • Where is the road, there is the way.
 Other forms of the word (declensions):
Case Singular Plural
Nominativeпу́тьпути́
Genitiveпути́путе́й
Dativeпути́путя́м
Accusativeпу́тьпути́
Instrumentalпутёмпутя́ми
Prepositionalпути́путя́х
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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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