Russian Vocabulary (and Wisdom)

How to say "immediately" in Russian

This Russian word is one of the top 1000 words in Russian. The complete list of most common Russian words is available here.


Meaning: immediately, promptly, straight away, at once, right away

Pronunciation: [SRAH-zoo]

Part of speech: adverb

Rank: #170 (see frequency list)

 Example sentences:
  • Позвони́ мне сра́зу как прие́дешь в аэропо́рт.
  • Call me soon as you arrive at the airport.
  • Я не сра́зу по́нял, что она́ име́ла в ви́ду.
  • I did not immediately realize what she meant. (said by a male)
  • Террито́рия зоопа́рка начина́ется сра́зу за мосто́м.
  • The territory of the zoo begins immediately after the bridge.
  • Я до́лжен тебя́ сра́зу предупреди́ть, что прыжо́к с парашю́том мо́жет быть опа́сным.
  • First of all I have to warn you that skydiving can be dangerous.
  •  literal  I must warn you right away, that a jump with the parachute may be dangerous.
  • По́сле подписа́ния контра́кта ты мо́жешь сра́зу приступи́ть к рабо́те.
  • After signing the contract, you can get started with your work right away.
  • Сра́зу же по́сле взлёта раке́та потерпе́ла круше́ние.
  • The rocket crashed immediately after takeoff.
  • Сра́зу по́сле опера́ции пацие́нт почу́вствовал себя́ лу́чше.
  • The patient felt better immediately after surgery.
  • Я сра́зу узна́л э́того актёра!
  • I immediately recognized this actor!
  • Как то́лько мы прие́хали, сра́зу же пошли́ к океа́ну.
  • As soon as we arrived we immediately went to the ocean.
  • О́льга сра́зу приняла́ моё предложе́ние пойти́ в кино́.
  • Olga immediately accepted my invitation to go to the movies.

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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