Russian Vocabulary (and Wisdom)

How to say "today" in Russian

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Meaning: today

Pronunciation: [see-VOHD-nyah]

Part of speech: adverb

Rank: #243 (see frequency list)

It's my sister's wedding today.
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 Example sentences:
  • Сего́дня был чуде́сный день.
  • Today was the wonderful day today.
  •  literal  Today was a wonderful day.
  • Та́ня пойдёт сего́дня гуля́ть?
  • Is Tanya going for a walk today?
  • Сего́дня пе́рвое февраля́.
  • Today is February 1st.
  • Сего́дня моя сестра́ выхо́дит за́муж.
  • My sister is getting married today.
  • Что идёт сего́дня в кино́?
  • What's on at the cinema today?
  • Ты хо́чешь встре́титься с На́дей сего́дня и́ли за́втра?
  • Do you want to meet with Nadya today or tomorrow?
  • Я рабо́таю в газе́те "Сего́дня".
  • I work in the 'Today" newspaper.
  • Сего́дня в де́сять часо́в у меня́ экза́мен по матема́тике.
  • I'm have a math exam at 10 o'clock today.
  •  literal  Today at ten o'clock at me an exam at math.
  • Что бу́дет сего́дня ве́чером по телеви́зору?
  • What's on TV this evening?
  •  literal  What will be today in the evening on TV?
  • Я ду́маю, что возьму́ биле́ты в Большо́й теа́тр сего́дня.
  • I think I'll get the tickets to Bolshoi Theatre today.

 Idioms and set expressions:
  • сего́дня у́тром = this morning
  • сего́дня ве́чером = this evening, tonight
  • не сегодня-за́втра = any day now
      literal  not today--tomorrow
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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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