Russian Vocabulary (and Wisdom)

How to say "your" 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: your, yours

Pronunciation: [tvoy]

Part of speech: pronoun ("твой" is a singular form used to address people informally; compare to the plural form "ваш")

Rank: #185 (see frequency list)

Could I try your coat on?
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 Example sentences:
  • Э́то твой каранда́ш?
  • Is it your pencil? (familiar "you")
  • Мо́жно я приме́рю твоë пальто́?
  • Could I try your coat on? (familiar)
  • Кака́я твоя́ фами́лия?
  • What is your surname? (familiar)
  • Вчера́ я познако́мился с твои́м дру́гом.
  • Yesterday I met your friend. (familiar)
  • На твоëм ме́сте я бы сказа́л пра́вду.
  • I'd tell the truth in your place. (familiar)
  • Как там де́ла у твои́х?
  • How are your people? (familiar)
  • Э́то уже́ не твоë де́ло! Не вме́шивайся!
  • It's not your business already. Don't interfere! (familiar)
  • Сего́дня я ви́дела твоего́ с дру́жками.
  • Today I saw your husband with his pals. (familiar)
  •  literal  Today I saw yours with his pals.
  • Я-то зна́ю побо́льше твоего́!
  • I know more than you do! (familiar)
  • Дорога́я, по-мо́ему, у сы́на твой хара́ктер.
  • Dear, I think that our son has your character. (familiar)

 Idioms and set expressions:
  • на твоëм ме́сте = in your place
  • твоë де́ло = do as you like
      literal  it's your affair
  • не твоë де́ло = it's none of your business
  • твой = your husband
  • твоя́ = your wife
  • твои́ = your relatives
  • лу́чше твоего́ = better than you
  • бо́льше твоего́ = more than you
  • с твоë = the same as you
  • твоя́ пра́вда = you're right
      literal  the truth is yours
  • твоë сча́стье = you're lucky
      literal  your happiness
  • твоя́ взяла́ = you won
      literal  yours took
 Related words:
  • свой = one's own
  • мой = my, mine
  • его́ = his
  • еë = her
  • их = their, theirs
 Proverbs and sayings:
  • Твой намëк мне невдомëк.
  • I don't understand your hints.
  • Мне не до́рог твой пода́рок, доро́га твоя́ любо́вь.
  • I don't appreciate your gifts, but your love.
  • Бу́дет и на твое́й у́лице пра́здник.
  • Every dog has his day.
  •  literal  There will be a holiday in your street someday.

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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