Russian Vocabulary (and Wisdom)

How to say "glance" 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: glance, look, gaze, view, opinion

Pronunciation: [vzglyat]

Part of speech: noun (masculine noun)

Rank: #246 (see frequency list)

The girl cast a pensive look.
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 Example sentences:
  • Де́вушка бро́сила заду́мчивый взгляд.
  • The girl cast a pensive look.
  • С пе́рвого взгля́да, пробле́ма ка́жется просто́й.
  • At first glance, the problem seems simple.
  • Андре́й опусти́л взгляд на дива́н.
  • Andrey looked down on the sofa.
  • Я влюби́лся в неё с пе́рвого взгля́да.
  • I fell in love with her at first sight.
  • У него́ о́чень интере́сные взгля́ды на жизнь.
  • He has some very interesting views on life.
  • Мне не понра́вился его́ взгляд, что́-то в нем бы́ло не так.
  • I didn't like his look, there was something wrong about it.
  • Они́ приде́рживаются ра́зных взгля́дов по э́тому вопро́су.
  • They hold different views on this issue.
  • По его́ взгля́ду бы́ло ви́дно, что он о́чень удивлён.
  • You could tell by his look that he was very surprised.
  •  literal  By his look was seen, that he very surprised.
  • Судя́ по ва́шим взгля́дам, вы про́сто зави́дуете!
  • Judging by your looks, you're just jealous! (plural)
  • Анто́н не отвеча́л на её взгля́ды.
  • Anton was ignoring her glances.
  •  literal  Anton wasn't responding to her glances.
  • Ви́ктор проводи́л нача́льника взгля́дом и верну́лся к рабо́те.
  • Victor followed his boss with his eyes and got back to work.
  • В его́ взгля́де чита́лось удивле́ние.
  • One could sense surprise in his look.
  •  literal  In his look was read surprise.
  • На мой взгляд, нет ничего́ лу́чше друзе́й.
  • In my view, there is nothing better than friends.
  • Любо́вь с пе́рвого взгля́да.
  • Love at first sight.
  • На пе́рвый взгляд, э́то невозмо́жно сде́лать.
  • At first glance, it is impossible to do.

 Idioms and set expressions:
  • на пе́рвый взгляд = at first glance
      literal  on first glance
  • с пе́рвого взгля́да = at first glance
      literal  from first glance
  • пронзи́ть взгля́дом кого-либо = to give smb a piercing glance
  • бро́сить взгляд = to cast a glance, to look at
      literal  to throw a glance
  • на мой взгляд = in my opinion
  • бы́стрый взгляд = glance, peek
  • на взгляд = at a glance; in appearance
  • здра́вый взгляд на ве́щи = sound judgement
  • взгля́ды на жизнь = outlook on life, views on life
  • прико́вывать взгля́ды = to be eye-catching, to attract attention
  • любо́вь с пе́рвого взгля́да = love at first sight
  • перевести́ взгляд (на + accusative) = to turn one's eyes to
      literal  to shift glance to
  • напра́вить взгляд (на + accusative) = to turn one's eyes on
      literal  to direct glance on
  • потупи́ть взгляд = to lower one's eyes
  • потупи́в взгляд = with downcast eyes, having lowered one's eyes
  • провожа́ть взгля́дом = to follow with one's eyes
 Related words:
  • мне́ние = opinion, view
  • взор = gaze, look
 Proverbs and sayings:
  • Ла́сковый взгляд, да на се́рдце яд.
  • The sting of a scorpion is in its tail.
  •  literal  Affectionate glance, but poison on the heart.
  • Ско́лько люде́й, сто́лько взгля́дов.
  • There are as many opinions as there are people.
     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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