Russian Vocabulary (and Wisdom)

How to say "and, but" in Russian

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Meaning: and, but, whereas, as for, as to, after all, this very, this same, then, surely, just, on earth

Pronunciation: [zheh]

Part of speech: conjunction, particle

Rank: #27 (see frequency list)



What will he finally arrive?
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 Example sentences:
  • Онá ру́сская, он же - испáнец.
  • She is Russian, whereas he is a Spaniard.
  • В тот же дeнь мы поéхали во Влади́мир.
  • We went to Vladimir on the same day.
  • Я купи́л таку́ю же ру́чку, как ты.
  • I bought the same pen as you did.
  • Он живëт всë там же.
  • He lives in the same place.
  • Давáй поéдем сегóдня же!
  • Let's go this very day!
  • Когдá же он приéдет?
  • When will he finally arrive?
  • Ктo же э́то сдéлал?
  • Who on earth could have done that?
  • Что же мне тепéрь дéлать?
  • What on earth shall I do now?
  • Я же говори́л тебé об э́том, рáзве нет?
  • I told you about it, didn't I?
  • Пойдëм же, мы опáздываем!
  • Come on, let's go, we're coming late!
  • Вы всë врéмя повторя́ете то же сáмое.
  • You always repeat the same things.
  • Как ты мóжешь это сдéлать, ты же не специали́ст!
  • How can you do that, if you're not a specialist.
  • Онá меня́ встрéтила, онá же меня́ и провóдит.
  • She came to meet me and she'll see me off too.
  • Мне сни́тся оди́н и тот же сон.
  • I always have the same dream.
  • Что ж, давáйте рабóтать.
  • Ok, let's start working.


 Idioms and set expressions:
  • Когда же? = When at last?
  • то же самое = same; same thing
  • в том же духе = in the same vein
  • не совсем то же самое = not exactly the same
  • Что ж? = What then?
  • Что ж! = Well then!
  • Ну и что же? = Well, what of it?
  • Что ж из э́того? = Well, what of it?
  • Всë же, всë ж = Yet, nevertheless
  • Как же! = It's unlikely
 Related words:
  • напрóтив = whereas
  • но = but
  • ведь = you see, you know
 Proverbs and sayings:
  • Хоть и дурнóе дитя́, а всë ж своë.
  •  literal  Even if it's a bad child, it's your own,
  • Тот же Cáвка на тех же сáнках.
  • It's just the same thing.
  •  literal  The same Savka in the same sleigh.
  • Тот же блин, да на другóм блю́де.
  • It's just the same thing.
  •  literal  The same blin, but on a different plate.

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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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