Russian Vocabulary (and Wisdom)

How to say "here" in Russian

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вот

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Meaning: here, there, this is, that’s, there is

Pronunciation: [voht]

Part of speech: particle (Usage of здесь vs. вот)

Rank: #46 (see frequency list)

 Example sentences:
  • Вот дом моего отца.
  • Here is my father's house.
  • Вот дерево, вот мальчик, вот дом.
  • Here is the tree, the boy, the house.
  • Вот и я.
  • Here I am.
  • Вот в чём вопрос.
  • That is the question.
  • Вот в чём пробле́ма.
  • This is where the problem is.
  • Вот вы где!
  • There you are!
  • Вот то, что вам нужно.
  • That's what you need.
  • Вот и всё, что мне известно.
  • And that's all I know.
  • Вот я то́же не пойму́.
  • Well, I don't understand either.
  • Так вот, он живёт в новой кварти́ре.
  • So (now then), he lives in a new apartment.
  • Вот и закончились выходные.
  • So the weekend has come to an end.
  • То́лько вот мне ка́жется, что он прав.
  • Only it seems to me that he's right.
  • А что да́льше бы́ло? А вот что!
  • So, what happened next? This is what!
  • Я ещё вот что хочу́ сказа́ть.
  • I have one more thing to say.
  • Вот чего он хотел.
  • That’s what he wanted.
  • Вот — окно Белого дома. Вот — стол за окном. А вот — документ.
  • Here is the window of the White House. Here is the table in the window. And here is the document.
  • Вот не́сколько реце́птов на за́втрак обе́д и́ли у́жи́н.
  • Here are several recipes for breakfast, dinner and supper.
  • Вот так, за́ пять мину́т до съёмок, роди́лся́ но́вый персона́ж.
  • This is how it is! A new character was born five minutes before the shooting.


 Idioms and set expressions:
  • Вот вам! = there you are!
  • Вот именно! = That's it!; That's the idea!; Precisely!
  • Вот это да! = Wow!; Sakes alive!; Now, that's something like!
  • Вот! = Behold!; Lo!
  • вот так! = and that’s that!; that's the way
  • Вот как? = Really?
  • Вот так так! = By George!; well; really!
  • Так-то вот! = There!; That's that; So that's that
  • Вот так сюрприз! = What a surprise!
  • Вот и всё. = And that's all.
  • Вот так книга! = There's a nice book for you!
  • Вот так сказал! = That's a nice way of talking!; That's a nice thing to say!
  • Вот так история! = There's a pretty kettle of fish!; That's a nice business!
  • Вот так так! = Well!; Really!
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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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