Russian Vocabulary (and Wisdom)

How to say "possibility" 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: possibility, opportunity, chance

Pronunciation: [vuhz-MOHZH-nahst']

Part of speech: noun (feminine noun)

Rank: #448 (see frequency list)

Will it be possible for you to come?
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 Example sentences:
  • У тебя́ бу́дет возмо́жность прие́хать?
  • Will it be possible for you to come?
  •  literal  Will you have a possibility to come?
  • У меня́ нет никако́й возмо́жности помо́чь вам.
  • It's not possible for me to help you.
  •  literal  I don't have any possibility to help you.
  • Каки́е ва́ши материа́льные возмо́жности?
  • What are you means?
  •  literal  What are your material possibilities?
  • Наконец-то у меня́ появи́лась возмо́жность отдохну́ть!
  • I finally have an opportunity to relax!
  •  literal  Finally an opportunity to relax appeared for me!
  • Безусло́вно, э́то мо́жно назва́ть упу́щенной возмо́жностью.
  • Undoubtedly, it can be called a missed opportunity.
  • Как то́лько предста́вится така́я возмо́жность, мы ку́пим дом за грани́цей.
  • As soon as this opportunity occurs, we'll buy a house abroad.
  • По возмо́жности помога́йте роди́телям.
  • Help your parents as soon as you can.
  • При пе́рвой возмо́жности она́ переста́ла рабо́тать.
  • She stopped working at the first opportunity.
  • У э́того поэ́та огро́мные тво́рческие возмо́жности.
  • This poet has a great creative potential.
  •  literal  This poet has huge creative possibilities.
  • По ме́ре возмо́жности я бу́ду обновля́ть содержа́ния сайта.
  • I'll refresh the site contest to the extent possible.

 Idioms and set expressions:
  • предоставля́ть возмо́жность = give smb a chance
  • когда́ предста́вится возмо́жность = when an opportunity occurs
  • материа́льные возмо́жности = means
  • по возмо́жности = to the extent possible
  • по ме́ре возмо́жности = to the extent possible
  • при пе́рвой возмо́жности = at the first opportunity
  • упу́щенная возмо́жность = missed chance
 Related words:
  • возмо́жный = possible
  • возмо́жно = it's possible
  • вероя́тность = probability
  • шанс = chance
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Vocabulary lesson: By Russificate blog exclusively for MasterRussian

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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