Russian Vocabulary (and Wisdom)

How to say "with (+instrumental)" in Russian

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Meaning: with (+instrumental), and (+instrumental), from (+genitive), of (+genitive), the size of (+accusative)

Pronunciation: [s]

Part of speech: preposition (In some situations, if the following word begins with a consonant, the preposition 'co' is used instead to make pronunciation easier (e.g.: со мной, со своим, со стола).)

Rank: #10 (see frequency list)

 Example sentences:
  • Я люблю́ ко́фе с молоко́м.
  • I love coffee with milk.
  • Брат с сестро́й чита́ют.
  • The brother and sister are reading.
  • Все с интере́сом слу́шали исто́рию.
  • Everybody was listening to the story with interest.
  • Мы с тобо́й друзья́.
  • You and I are friends. (informal) [literally: We with you friends]
  • Что с тобо́й?
  • What is the matter with you? (informal)
  • Оте́ц верну́лся с рабо́ты.
  • The father returned from work. ('работы' is genitive from 'работа')
  • Ма́льчик кричи́т с балко́на.
  • A boy is shouting from the balcony.
  • Ма́льчик встал с земли́.
  • A boy got up from the ground.
  • Мой о́тпуск дли́тся с сентября́ по ноя́брь.
  • My vacation lasts from September to November.
  • Анна прочита́ла кни́гу с нача́ла до конца́.
  • Anna read the book from beginning to end.
  • Любо́вь с пе́рвого взгля́да.
  • Love at first sight.
  • Он был ро́стом с молодо́е де́рево.
  • He was as tall as a young tree.
  • Его́ зрачки́ бы́ли величино́й с була́вочную голо́вку.
  • His pupils were the size of a pin's head. (very small)
  • В дере́вню бу́дет с киломе́тр.
  • It is about a kilometer from the village. (lit: To village will be with about kilometer.)

 Idioms and set expressions:
  • Что с тобой? = What is the matter with you? (informal)
  • с каждым днём = every day; day after day
  • с годами = with years; as the years pass by
  • с курьером = by courier, by messenger
  • спешить с отъездом = to be in a hurry to leave
  • брать пример с кого-либо = to follow somebody's example
  • с радости = with joy; for joy
  • с первого взгляда = at first sight
  • с головы до ног = from head to toe
  • с минуты на минуту = every minute; any moment
  • С меня довольно. = I have had enough.
  • мальчик с пальчик = Tom Thumb; hop-o'-my-thumb
  • с нуля = from scratch
  • начинать с нуля = to start from scratch
  • с тем, чтобы = in order to
 Proverbs and sayings:
  • С волками жить -- по-волчьи выть.
  • Live with wolves, and you learn to howl.
  • С глаз долой -- из сердца вон.
  • Out of sight, out of heart.
  • С грехом пополам.
  • Muddle through.
  • С гулькин нос.
  • Dribs and drabs.
  • С кем поведешься, от того и наберешься.
  • From anyone you are in contact you will ever accept something.
  • С дураком шутить опасно.
  • Never bray at an ass.
  • С Луны свалился.
  • A man in the moon. (He fell from the moon.)
  • С плечь долой.
  • That's done, thank goodness.
  • С пеной у рта.
  • With foam at the mouth.
  • С миру по нитке -- голому рубашка.
  • Little and often fill the purse.
  • С незапамятных времён.
  • Since Adam was a boy.
  • С милым рай и в шалаше.
  • Love in a cottage.
  • С места в карьер.
  • Right off the bat.
  • Cводить концы с концами.
  • To make ends meet.
Phrase recordings: Copyright(c) 2011 All rights reserved.
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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