Russian Vocabulary (and Wisdom)

How to say "one can see" 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: one can see, apparently, probably, to be in sight, it is clear, one can tell

Pronunciation: [VEED-nuh]

Part of speech: adverb (can be used as a predicate (to see) or parenthesis (apparently))

Rank: #421 (see frequency list)

As its name indicates, the film is about St.Petersburg palaces.
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 Example sentences:
  • Тебя́ давнó не ви́дно, где ты был?
  • I haven't seen you for a long time.where were you?
  •  literal  One hasn't seen you for a long time, where were you?
  • Автóбуса ещë не ви́дно.
  • The bus is not yet in sight.
  • Концá рабóты ещë не ви́дно.
  • The work's end is not yet in sight.
  • Тебé хорошó ви́дно?
  • Can you see well?
  • Мне совсëм ничегó не ви́дно.
  • I can't see anything.
  • Он, ви́дно, óчень рóбкий человéк.
  • Apparently, he is shy.
  •  literal  Apparently, he is a shy person.
  • Бы́ло ви́дно, что преподавáтель не подготóвил урóк.
  • It was clear that the teacher did not prepare the lesson.
  • Никаки́х следóв нé было ви́дно.
  • No tracks could be seen.
  • Потóм посмóтрим, там бу́дет ви́дно.
  • We will see what to do later, the future will show.
  •  literal  We will see it later, it will be seen.
  • Как ви́дно из назвáния, в фи́льме идëт речь о дворцáх Петербу́рга.
  • As its name indicates, the film is about St.Petersburg palaces.
  •  literal  As you can see from its name, the film is about St.Petersburg palaces.
  • Воéнного всегдá ви́дно по похóдке.
  • You can tell a military man by the way he walks.
  • Ви́дно по глазáм, что ты врëшь.
  • I can tell by your eyes that you are lying.
  •  literal  One can see from your eyes that you are lying.
  • По всему́ ви́дно, что их здесь дóлго нé было.
  • Everything points to the fact they haven't been here for a long time.
  •  literal  One call tell from everything, they haven't been here for a long time.

 Idioms and set expressions:
  • как ви́дно = apparently, evidently
      literal  as one can see
  • как ви́дно из = as follows (from)
      literal  as one can see from
  • по всему́ ви́дно, что... = everything points to the fact that...
      literal  one can tell from everything that...
  • там бу́дет ви́дно = the future will show
      literal  it will be seen then
 Related words:
  • поня́тно = evident, clear
  • очеви́дно = evident, clear
  • вид = look, appearance
  • ви́димый = visible, obvious
  • по-ви́димому = apparently
 Proverbs and sayings:
  • Ви́дно пти́цу по полëту.
  • A bird may be known by its flight.
  • Гópе что мópe, и берегóв не ви́дно.
  • Grief is like a sea, and you can't see the coast.
  • Из-за ветвéй и вóлка не ви́дно.
  • Even a wolf can't be seen from behind the branches.

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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