Russian Vocabulary (and Wisdom)

How to say "here (conversational)" in Russian

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тут

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Meaning: here (conversational), now, then, about it

Pronunciation: [toot]

Part of speech: adverb (This word has the same meaning as "здесь" but sounds more conversational and informal. A morphological form "тута" is also possible.)

Rank: #82 (see frequency list)

 Example sentences:
  • Тут живёт Окса́на.
  • Oksana lives here.
  • Кто тут хозя́ин?
  • Who's the boss here?
  • Что вы тут де́лаете?
  • What are you doing here? (formal or plural)
  • Па́вел живёт где́-то тут.
  • Pavel lives somewhere around here.
  • Кто тут?
  • Who's here? / Who's there?
  • Кто тут Мари́я?
  • Which one of you here is Mariya?
  •  literal  Who is Mariya here?
  • Где тут пляж?
  • Where's the beach (around here)?
  • В чём тут подво́х?
  • What's the trick?
  • Тут он уви́дел Ната́шу.
  • Then he saw Natasha.
  • И тут он вспо́мнил, где ключи́.
  • And then he remembered where the keys were.
  • У меня́ тут же мелькну́ла мысль.
  • A thought flashed through my mind immediately.
  • Мне тут нра́вится.
  • I like it here.
  • Я быва́ю тут о́чень ча́сто.
  • I come here very often.
  • Что же тут сло́жного?
  • What's so difficult about it?
  • Это моя́ фотогра́фия. Я тут о́чень смешна́я.
  • This is my picture. I'm look very funny on it.


 Idioms and set expressions:
  • Не тут-то было! = That's far from it!; Nothing of the sort!; That’s not how it turned out!
  • Он тут как тут! = There he is!
  • и тут, и там = everywhere
      literal  both here and there
  • В чём тут дело? = Why is this?; What is the matter?; What's wrong?
  • Тут вот какое дело ... = Here's the thing ...; Here's what's going on ...
  • тут же = immediately; right away
  • И всё тут! = And that’s that!
  • А я тут при чём? = What have I got to do with it?
  • Тут и у святого терпенье лопнет. = This passes all patience.
      literal  Here the saint's patience will burst too.
  • Тут и комар носу не подточит. = It's a sure thing.
      literal  Here a mosquito won't sharpen its nose.
 Related words:
  • здесь = here (more neutral than тут; can be used in formal situations)
 Proverbs and sayings:
  • Вспомнил чёрта, а он тут как тут.
  • Talk of the devil and he is sure to appear!
  • Где двое бранятся, тут третий не суйся.
  • Those who in quarrels interpose, must often wipe a bloody nose.
  •  literal  Where two people quarrel the third one shouldn't interfere.
  • Повадился кувшин по воду ходить, тут ему и голову сломить.
  • The pot goes often to the well but it is broken at last.
  • Где двое стоят, тут третьему дела нет.
  • Two is company but three is none.
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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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