Russian Vocabulary (and Wisdom)

How to say "body" 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.

тело

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Meaning: body, flesh, figure, corpse

Pronunciation: [TYEH-luh]

Part of speech: noun (neuter noun)

Rank: #287 (see frequency list)



She has a beautiful slender body.
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 Example sentences:
  • У неё краси́вое и стро́йное те́ло.
  • She has a beautiful and slender body.
  • Она́ стыди́лась своего́ те́ла.
  • She was embarassed of her body.
  • У него́ кра́сные пятна́ по всему́ те́лу.
  • He has red spots all over his body.
  • Медве́дь не тро́нет мёртвое те́ло.
  • A bear will not touch a dead body.
  • Ну́жно следи́ть за свои́м те́лом.
  • It is necessary to take care of your body.
  •  literal  It is necessary to follow after your body.
  • На его́ те́ле бы́ло не́сколько шра́мов.
  • There were a few scars on his body.
  • У спортсме́нов си́льные тела́.
  • Athletes have strong bodies.
  • Они́ горди́лись свои́ми мускули́стыми тела́ми.
  • They were proud of their muscular bodies.
  • Те́ло сме́ртно, душа́ бессме́ртна.
  • The body is mortal, the soul is immortal.
  • Те́ло э́той же́нщины бы́ло прекра́сно.
  • This woman's body was beautiful.
  • На ме́сте ава́рии на́йдены тела́ поги́бших.
  • The dead bodies were found at the accident site.
  • Куб и пирами́да - геометри́ческие тела́.
  • Cube and a pyramid are geometrical objects.
  • У неё стро́йная фигу́ра и краси́вое те́ло.
  • She has slender figure and beautiful body.
  • Мне надое́ла рекла́ма средств по ухо́ду за те́лом!
  • I'm tired of ads for body care products!


 Idioms and set expressions:
  • дрожа́ть всем те́лом = tremble all over
  • го́лое те́ло = naked body
  • небе́сное те́ло = celestial body, heavenly body
  • твёрдое те́ло = solid
  • жи́дкое те́ло = liquid
  • обнажённое те́ло = nude body
  • иноро́дное те́ло = foreign body
  • на го́лое те́ло = next to the skin
  • мура́шки по те́лу бе́гают = it gives one the shiver
  • растере́ть те́ло = massage body, rub body
  • Принима́й те́ло! = (humorous) Here's your drunken relative!
      literal  Take the body!
  • геометри́ческое те́ло = geometric shape, geometric solid, geometrical object
      literal  geometrical body
  • язы́к те́ла = body language
  • ухо́д за те́лом = body care
  • проду́кты/сре́дства по ухо́ду за те́лом = body care products
 Related words:
  • теле́сный = corporal
  • те́льце = small body, corpuscle
  • ту́ловище = trunk, torso
  • плоть = flesh
  • труп = corpse
 Proverbs and sayings:
  • В здоро́вом те́ле здоро́вый дух.
  • A healthy mind in a healthy body.
  • Вели́к те́лом, да мал де́лом.
  • Penny wise and pound foolish.
  •  literal  Big body but small result.
  • Чте́ние для ума́ - что гимна́стика для те́ла.
  • Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body.
  • Мал язы́к, да всем те́лом владе́ет.
  • Your tongue may save your pate.
  •  literal  The tongue is small in size, but it is the master over the whole body.
  • Кре́пок те́лом - бога́т и де́лом.
  • A healthy man is a successful man.
  •  literal  Strong with body - rich with results.
  • Своя́ руба́шка бли́же к те́лу.
  • Charity begins at home.
  •  literal  One's own shirt is closer to the body.
 Other forms of the word (declensions):
Case Singular Plural
Nominativeте́лотела́
Genitiveте́лате́л
Dativeте́лутела́м
Accusativeте́лотела́
Instrumentalте́ломтела́ми
Prepositionalте́летела́х
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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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