How to say 

"Christmas tree" in Russian

Russian word of the day | Dec 24, 2017 (see all)
ёлка
[ yól-ka ]
Noun , feminine
firtree, New Year's/Christmas tree
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Examples of "Christmas tree" in Russian

  • Счита́ется, что пе́рвую рожде́ственскую ёлку в Петербу́рге устро́или прожива́вшие там в середи́не ХIХ ве́ка не́мцы.

    schee-tá-ee-tsa, chto pyér-vu-yu razh-dyést-veens-ku-yu yól-ku v pee-teer-búr-gye ust-ró-ee-lee pra-zhee-váf-shee-ye tam v see-ree-dée-nye dee-veet-ná-tsa-ta-va vyé-ka nyém-tsy

    It is believed that the first Christmas tree in St. Petersburg was arranged by the Germans who lived there in the middle of the nineteenth century.

  • Э́тот обы́чай так понра́вился горожа́нам, что они́ ста́ли устана́вливать ёлки в свои́х дома́х.

    é-tat a-bý-chaî tak pan-rá-veel-sya ga-ra-zhá-nam, chto a-née stá-lee us-ta-náv-lee-vat' yól-kee v sva-éeh da-máh

    The townspeople liked this custom so much that they began to install Christmas trees in their homes.

Declension of the word ёлка

Case Singular Plural
Nominative Nom. ёлка ёлки
Genitive Gen. ёлки ёлок
Dative Dat. ёлке ёлкам
Accusative Acc. ёлку ёлки
Instrumental Inst. ёлкой ёлками
Prepositional Prep. ёлке ёлках

Additional examples

  • Наряжа́ть ёлку всем вме́сте - на́ша семе́йная тради́ция.

    na-ree-zhát' yól-ku fsyem vmyés-tye ná-sha see-myéî-na-ya tra-dée-tsee-ya

    To decorate a Christmas tree together is our family tradition.

  • А вы зна́ете, отку́да пошла́ тради́ция наряжа́ть ёлку на но́вый год?

    a vy zná-ee-tye, at-kú-da pash-lá trá-dee-tsee-ya na-ree-zhát' yól-ku na nó-vyî got

    Do you know where the tradition of decorating a Christmas tree for the new year came from?

  • На календаре́ март, а вы ещё ёлку не вы́кинули!

    na ka-leen-da-ryé mart, a vy ye-schyó yól-ku nye vý-kee-nu-lee

    It's March on the calendar, and you have not thrown out the Christmas tree yet!

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