Russian Vocabulary (and Wisdom)

How to say "now" 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.


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Meaning: now, nowadays, today

Pronunciation: [tee-PYEHR']

Part of speech: adverb

Rank: #96 (see frequency list)

Many people learn Russian nowadays.
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 Example sentences:
  • Тепéрь мнóгие у́чат ру́сский язы́к.
  • Many people learn Russian nowadays.
  • И чтo ты тепéрь бу́дешь дéлать?
  • So, what are you going to do now?
  • Рáньше он не ел фру́кты, а тепéрь да.
  • He didn't use to eat fruit and now he does.
  • Тепéрь я понялá, что случи́лось!
  • Now I've understood what happened!
  • И что тепéрь?
  • And now what?
  • Тепéрь, когдá ты знáeшь всë об э́той истóрии, какóe твоë мнéние?
  • Now that you know everything about this case, what is your opinion about it?
  • А тепéрь - Нóвости дня.
  • And now coming News of the day.

 Idioms and set expressions:
  • не тепéрь = not now
  • тепéрь же = right now
  • тепéрь, когдá = now that
 Related words:
  • сегóдня = today
  • сейчác = now, nowadays
  • тогдá = then
  • тепéрешний = present, of today
 Proverbs and sayings:
  • Рáньше цéрковь да винó, а тепéрь клуб да кинó.
  • In the past there were church and wine, and now there are club and cinema.
  • Кáбы лю́ди не смани́ли, и тепéрь бы люби́ла.
  • If people hadn't distracted your mind, you'd still love me.

Vocabulary lesson: By Russificate blog exclusively for MasterRussian

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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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