Russian Vocabulary (and Wisdom)

How to say "table" in Russian

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Meaning: table, desk, board, diet, cuisine, department

Pronunciation: [stohl]

Part of speech: noun (masculine noun)

Rank: #161 (see frequency list)

A wooden kitchen table with chairs.
 Example sentences:
  • Этот стол большо́й.
  • This table is big.
  • В ко́мнате стои́т большо́й стол.
  • There is a big table in the room.
  • Го́сти се́ли за стол.
  • The guests sat at the table.
  • Анто́н взял газе́ту со стола́.
  • Anton took a newspaper from the table.
  • Ка́тя накрыва́ет на стол.
  • Katya is laying the table.
  • По ру́сской тради́ции за столо́м при́нято бесе́довать.
  • According to a Russian tradition it is usual to have a talk during meals.
  • Он позвони́л в стол нахо́док.
  • He called the lost and found.
  • Дома́шний стол всегда́ вкусне́е.
  • Home cooking is always tastier.
  • Официа́нт поста́вил ко́фе на стол.
  • The waiter put the coffee on the table.
  • Когда вы ви́делись с отцо́м в после́дний раз?
  • When did you last see your father? (polite or plural)

 Idioms and set expressions:
  • накрывать на стол = to lay the table
      literal  to cover on the table
  • за столом = during meals; at table
  • садиться за стол = to take a seat at the table
  • накрывать на стол = to lay the table
  • накрывать стол = to lay the table; to cover the table
  • убирать со стола = to clear the table
  • стол находок = lost and found
      literal  a desk of finds
  • домашний стол = home cooking
  • обеденный стол = dining table
  • операционный стол = operating table
  • рабочий стол = desktop
  • простой стол = simple diet
  • шведский стол = buffet, smorgasbord
      literal  Swedish table
 Proverbs and sayings:
  • Посади свинью за стол, она и ноги на стол.
  • Sit a beggar at your table and he will soon put his feet on it.
  •  literal  Ask a pig to sit at the table and it will put its legs on the table.
  • Пироги со стола, друзья со двора.
  • No longer pipe, no longer dance.
  •  literal  Pies off the table, friends off the yard.
  • Недосол -- на столе, пересол -- на спине.
  • More than enough is too much.
  •  literal  Insufficient salting -- on the table, oversalting -- on the back.
 Other forms of the word (declensions):
Case Singular Plural
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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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Meaning: to give, to let, to allow
Pronunciation: [daht']
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