Russian Vocabulary (and Wisdom)

How to say "Soviet" in Russian

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советский

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Meaning: Soviet

Pronunciation: [sah-VYETS-kiy]

Part of speech: adjective

Rank: #249 (see frequency list)



The Soviet Union no longer exists.
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 Example sentences:
  • Я люблю́ совéтские комéдии.
  • I like Soviet comedies.
  • Мы иногдá слу́шаем совéтскую му́зыку.
  • Sometimes we listen to the Soviet music.
  • Как ты отнócишься к совéтской влácти?
  • What is your attitude towards the Soviet rule?
  • Сейчác Cовéтского Сою́за ужé не существу́ет.
  • The Soviet Union no longer exists.
  •  literal  Now the Soviet Union already doesn't exist.
  • Мнóгие продолжáют считáть, что совéтский строй был бóлее справедли́вым.
  • Many people still think that the Soviet system was more fair.
  •  literal  Many keep considering that the Soviet system was more fair.
  • Совéтская истóрия óчень траги́чна.
  • Soviet history is very tragic.
  • Я чácто вспоминáю совéтские игру́шки, игру́шки моегó дéтства.
  • I often remember the Soviet toys, the toys of my childhood.
  • Мои роди́тели бы́ли абсолю́тно совéтскими людьми́.
  • My parents were typical Soviet people,
  •  literal  My parents were absolutely Soviet people.
  • Мой дéдушка служи́л в совéтской áрмии.
  • My grandfather served in the Soviet army.
  • Большинствó совéтских дeтéй отдыхáли в пионéрских лагеря́х.
  • The majority of Soviet children had holidays in pioneer camps.
  •  literal  The majority of Soviet children had a rest in pioneer camps.


 Idioms and set expressions:
  • Сою́з Совéтских Социалисти́ческих Респу́блик (СССР) = USSR
  • Росси́йская Совéтская Федерати́вная Социалисти́ческая Респу́блика (РСФСР) = Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic (RSFSR)
 Related words:
  • по-cовéтски = in a Soviet manner
  • росси́йский = Russian
  • коммунисти́ческий = communist
 Proverbs and sayings:
  • Да здрáвствует совéтский суд - сáмый гумáнный суд в ми́ре!
  • Long live to Soviet justice, the most humane justice in the world!
  • Вóлосы седы́е на голóвке дéтской - хорошó живëтся нам в странé совéтской.
  • Grey hair on a child's head: we're living happily in the Soviet land.
  •  literal  Grey hairs on a child's head: we're living well in the Soviet land.
 Other forms of the word (declensions):
case
singular
plural
masculine
neuter
feminine
Nominative
сове́тский
сове́тское
сове́тская
сове́тские
Genitive
сове́тского
сове́тского
сове́тской
сове́тских
Dative
сове́тскому
сове́тскому
сове́тской
сове́тским
Accusative
(anim/inanim)
сове́тского/
сове́тский
сове́тское
сове́тскую
сове́тских/
сове́тские
Instrumental
сове́тским
сове́тским
сове́тской
сове́тскими
Prepositional
сове́тском
сове́тском
сове́тской
сове́тских

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