Russian Vocabulary (and Wisdom)

How to say "strength" in Russian

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Meaning: strength, force, power

Pronunciation: [SEE-lah]

Part of speech: noun (feminine noun)

Rank: #164 (see frequency list)

 Example sentences:
  • Зна́ние -- си́ла.
  • Knowledge is power.
  • Он облада́л большо́й физи́ческой си́лой.
  • He had great physical strength.
  • Он бежа́л изо всех сил.
  • He was running as fast as he could.
  • Три́ста лошади́ных сил.
  • 300 horsepower.
  • Тепе́рь тебе́ пона́добится вся твоя́ си́ла во́ли.
  • You will now need all your will-power.
  • Америка́нские вооружённые си́лы состоя́т из наёмников.
  • U.S. armed forces are composed of mercenaries.
  • Зако́н всту́пит в си́лу че́рез девяно́ста дней.
  • The law will come into force after 90 days.
  • Я по́лон сил и уве́ренности.
  • I am full of strengh and confidence.
  • На Земле́ си́ла тя́жести в не́сколько раз бо́льше, чем на Луне́.
  • The gravity on the earth is several times greater than on the moon.
  • Да пребу́дет с тобо́й си́ла.
  • May the Force be with you. (Star Wars)
  • Де́лай всё, что в твои́х си́лах.
  • Do everything you are able to do.
  •  literal  Do everything that is in your strengths.
  • Стари́к напря́г все си́лы, что́бы вста́ть с крова́ти.
  • An old man strained every muscle to get out of bed.

 Idioms and set expressions:
  • изо всех сил = with all one's strength
  • бежать изо всех сил = to run as fast as one can
  • кричать изо всех сил = to cry at the top of one's voice
  • приложить все силы = to do everything in one's power
  • сила воли = will-power
  • в силу привычки = by force of habit
  • сила тяжести = gravity
  • сила звука = sound intensity
  • вооружённые силы = armed forces
  • военно-воздушные силы = air forces
  • морские силы = naval forces
  • сухопутные силы = land forces
  • сила закона = validity / force of the law
  • вступать в силу = to come into force, take effect
  • оставаться в силе = to remain valid, in force
  • в силу обстоятельств = owing to the force of circumstances
  • рабочая сила = labor force, manpower
  • в силу (+genitive) = because of, by virtue of
  • не в си́лах (+ the infinitive) = unable to...
      literal  not in strengths
  • изо всех сил = with all one's strength; with all one's might
      literal  out of all strengths
 Proverbs and sayings:
  • Сила есть, ума не надо.
  • Violence is the last refuge of the incompetent.
  • Не в силе правда, в правде сила.
  • God is not in power but in truth.
  • Сила солому ломит.
  • Might goes before right.
  • Силой милому не быть.
  • You cannot force people to like you.
 Other forms of the word (declensions):
Case Singular Plural
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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