Russian Vocabulary (and Wisdom)

How to say "like" in Russian

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вроде

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Meaning: like, such as, sort of, kind of

Pronunciation: [VROH-dee]

Part of speech: preposition, particle

Rank: #359 (see frequency list)



Her country house is like yours but a little bit bigger.
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 Example sentences:
  • У неë да́ча вро́де твое́й, то́лько побо́льше.
  • Her country house is like yours but a little bit bigger.
  •  literal  At her dacha like yours only bigger.
  • Э́то бы́ло не́что вро́де мотоци́кла.
  • It was a sort of a motorcycle.
  •  literal  It was something like a motorcycle.
  • Она́ писа́ла что́-то вро́де мемуáров.
  • She was writing a sort of memorandums.
  •  literal  She was writing something like memorandum.
  • Как? Ты в университе́те! Ты вро́де заболе́л!
  • How is it possible? Are you at university? Weren't you ill?
  • Странно: она́ вро́де сказа́ла, что обяза́тельно придёт.
  • It's weird: didn't she say she'd come for sure?
  • Вро́де бы взро́слые лю́ди, а весь день в компью́тер игра́ют.
  • I thought they were adults already but they play computer all day.
  • Ты же вро́де как сдал на права́.
  • Haven't you passed your driving test?


 Idioms and set expressions:
  • что́-то вро́де = something like
  • не́что вро́де = something like
  • что́-то вро́де э́того = something like that
  • вро́де бы = it seemed to me that
  • вро́де как = it seemed to me that
 Related words:
  • ка́жется = it seems
  • похо́же = apparently

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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