Russian Vocabulary (and Wisdom)

How to say "street" 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: street, road, outdoors

Pronunciation: [OO-lee-tsah]

Part of speech: noun (feminine noun)

Rank: #225 (see frequency list)

What's the name of this street?
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 Example sentences:
  • Прости́те, как называ́ется э́та у́лица?
  • Excuse me, what's the name of this street? (polite)
  •  literal  Excuse me, how is this street called?
  • На у́лице идёт дождь.
  • It's raining outside.
  •  literal  On street goes rain.
  • Переходя́ у́лицу, огляни́сь по сторона́м.
  • Look both ways before crossing the street.
  •  literal  When crossing the street, look around to the sides.
  • Он потеря́л рабо́ту и тепе́рь живёт на у́лице.
  • He lost his job and is now homeless.
  •  literal  He lost his job and now lives on a street.
  • Андре́й живёт на у́лице Пу́шкина.
  • Andrey lives on Pushkin street.
  •  literal  Andrey lives on Pushkin's street.
  • На у́лицах го́рода появи́лась но́вая рекла́ма.
  • New advertisements appeared in the city streets.
  •  literal  On city streets appeared new advertising.
  • Они́ шли по ра́зным сторона́м у́лицы.
  • They walked on the opposite sides of the street.
  • Э́ти у́лицы иду́т паралле́льно друг дру́гу.
  • These streets run parallel to each other.
  • Я броди́л по у́лицам, что́бы уби́ть вре́мя.
  • I roamed the streets to kill time.
  • Иди́те пря́мо до конца́ у́лицы, зате́м поверни́те напра́во.
  • Go straight till the end of the street, then turn right.
  • Я случа́йно встре́тил её на у́лице.
  • I accidentally met her outside.
  •  literal  I accidentally met her on a street.

 Idioms and set expressions:
  • на у́лице = outside
      literal  on a street
  • жить на у́лице = to be homeless
      literal  to live on a street
  • челове́к с у́лицы = a stranger, passer-by
      literal  person from street
 Related words:
  • у́личный = street (adjective)
  • проспе́кт = avenue
  • пло́щадь = square
  • доро́га = road
  • переу́лок = bystreet, lane
 Proverbs and sayings:
  • Бу́дет и на на́шей у́лице пра́здник.
  • Every dog has his day.
  •  literal  There will be a holiday on our street too.
  • Пету́х ска́жет ку́рице, а она́ - всей у́лице.
  • Tales have wings.
  •  literal  A rooster will tell to a chicken, and the chicken will tell all the street.
     Other forms of the word (declensions):
    Case Singular Plural
    Phrase recordings: Copyright(c) 2011 All rights reserved.
    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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