How to say 

"Love" in Russian

Russian word of the day | May 22, 2017
любо́вь
[ lyu-bóf' ]
Noun , feminine
love
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Examples of "Love" in Russian

  • Любви́ все во́зрасты поко́рны.

    lyub-vée fsye vóz-ras-ty pa-kór-ny

    All ages are obedient to love. (Pushkin)

  • Он рос в любви́ и забо́те.

    on ros v lyub-vée ee za-bó-tye

    He grew up being loved and cared for.

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Declension of the word любовь

Case Singular Plural
Nominative Nom. любо́вь любо́ви
Genitive Gen. любви́ любо́вей
Dative Dat. любви́ любо́вям
Accusative Acc. любо́вь любо́ви
Instrumental Inst. любо́вью любо́вями
Prepositional Prep. любви́ любо́вях

Additional examples

  • Он поплати́лся здоро́вьем за свою́ любо́вь к сигаре́там.

    on pa-pla-téel-sya zda-róv'-yem za sva-yú lyu-bóf' k see-ga-ryé-tam

    He paid with health for his love to cigarettes.

  • Он объясни́лся ей в любви́.

    on ab-yee-snéel-sya yeî v lyub-vée

    He made a declaration of love to her.

  • Он призна́лся ей в любви́.

    on preez-nál-sya yeî v lyub-vée

    He declared his feelings to her (he confessed her that he loves her).

  • От было́й любви́ не оста́лось и следа́.

    at by-lóî lyub-vée nye as-tá-las'ee slee-dá

    There is not a trace of the past love left.

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amateur, dilettante; lover, fan
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влюбля́ться [vlyu-blyá-tsa] Verb
to fall in love
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влюби́ться [vlyu-bée-tsa] Verb
to fall in love
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полюби́ть [pa-lyu-béet'] Verb
to fall in love, to grow fond of, to come to like
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люби́ть [lyu-béet'] Verb
to love

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