Banya - Meaning in Russian

Russian word of the day | Apr 09, 2018
ба́ня
[ bá-nya ]
Noun , feminine
Plural - ба́ни
bathhouse, Russian sauna
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Banya is originally an Eastern Slavic steam bath with a wood stove. Banya is an important part of Russian culture. In modern days, the word banya may also refer to a public bathhouse.

Examples of "Banya" in Russian

  • Испоко́н веко́в на Ру́си лечи́лись с по́мощью ба́ни: счита́лось, что из распа́ренного органи́зма ухо́дят все неду́ги.

    ees-pa-kón vee-kóf na ru-sée lee-chee-lees' s po-masch'-yu bá-nee: schee-tá-las' chto eez ras-pá-reen-na-va or-ga-néez-ma u-hó-dyat fsye nee-dú-gee

    In Russia, from time immemorial people cured themselves with the help of a bath(house): it was believed that all the ailments leave the steamed organism.

  • Для ру́сских ба́ня без ве́ника – э́то не ба́ня.

    dlya rús-keeh bá-nya byez vyé-nee-ka - é-ta nye bá-nya

    For the Russians a banya without a broom is not a banya.

Russian Pod 101

Declension of the word баня

Case Singular Plural
Nominative Nom. ба́ня ба́ни
Genitive Gen. ба́ни бань
Dative Dat. ба́не ба́ням
Accusative Acc. ба́ню ба́ни
Instrumental Inst. ба́ней ба́нями
Prepositional Prep. ба́не ба́нях

Additional examples

  • Гла́вный атрибу́т ру́сской ба́ни - э́то хоро́ший берёзовый и́ли дубо́вый ве́ник.

    gláv-nyî at-ree-bút rús-kaî bá-nee - é-ta ha-ró-sheeî bee-ryó-za-vyî ée-lee du-bó-vyî vyé-neek

    The main attribute of a Russian bath is a good bunch of birch or oak twigs.

  • Кто в ба́не па́рится, тот никогда́ не ста́рится.

    kto v bá-nye pá-ree-tsa, tot nee-kag-dá nye stá-ree-tsa

    Who goes to a bathhouse never gets old.

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