Russian Vocabulary (and Wisdom)

How to say "ruble" in Russian

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Meaning: ruble, rouble

Pronunciation: [roobl']

Part of speech: noun

Rank: #621 (see frequency list)

 Example sentences:
  • Этот компью́тер сто́ит ты́сячу рубле́й.
  • This computer costs one thousand rubles.
  • Рубль -- валю́та Росси́и, Белору́ссии и Приднестро́вья.
  • Ruble is the the currency unit of Russia, Belarus and Transnistria.
  • Оди́н рубль состои́т из ста копе́ек.
  • One ruble is divided into 100 kopecks.
  •  literal  One ruble consists of 100 kopecks.
  • Ско́лько рублей сто́ит э́та ку́ртка?
  • How many rubles is this jacket?
  • У меня́ к тебе́ де́ло на сто рубле́й.
  • I have an important matter to discuss with you.

 Idioms and set expressions:
  • дело на сто рублей = important matter
  • наказывать рублём = to impose fines
 Proverbs and sayings:
  • Не имей сто рублей, а имей сто друзей.
  • A faithful friend is better than gold. (lit:) It's better to have a hundred friends than a hundred rubles.
  • Копейка рубль бережёт.
  • Take care of the pence and the pounds will take care of themselves. (lit: A kopeck saves a ruble.)
  • Гроша не стоит, а глядит рублем.
  • He regarded himself as ton of gold and was only ounce of brass.
  • Домашняя копейка лучше заезжего рубля.
  • One's own simple bread is much better than someone else's pilaf.
 Other forms of the word (declensions):
Case Singular Plural
Prepositional(о) рубле́(о) рубля́х
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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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