How to say 

"Love" in Russian

Russian word of the day | May 22, 2017 (see all)
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.

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

Same stem words

любвеоби́льный [lyub-vee-a-béel'-nyî] Adjective
loving, full of love, amorous; able to love strongly or many people
трудолюби́вый [tru-da-lyu-bée-vyî] Adjective
industrious, diligent, hard-working, assiduous
люби́тель [lyu-bée-tyel'] Noun , masculine
amateur, dilettante; lover, fan
to fall in love
to fall in love
полюби́ть [pa-lyu-béet'] Verb , perfective
to fall in love, to grow fond of, to come to like
to love

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.

  • Ка́ждый ве́чер в саду́ собира́лась разношёрстная гру́ппа люде́й, объединённых любо́вью к му́зыке.

    kázh-dyî vyé-cheer f sa-dú sa-bee-rá-las' raz-na-shórst-na-ya grú-pa lyu-dyéî, ab-yee-dee-nyón-nyh lyu-bóv'-yu k mú-zy-kye

    Every evening a motley group of people united by a love for music gathered in the garden.

  • Любо́вь спосо́бна исцели́ть челове́ка и помо́чь ему́ реализова́ться в жи́зни.

    lyu-bóf' spa-sób-na ess-tse-leet' chee-la-vyé-ka ee pa-móch' ye-mú ree-a-lee-za-va-tsa v zhéez-nee

    Love is capable to heal people and help them realize themselves in life.

  • 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.

  • Он совсе́м потеря́л го́лову от любви́.

    on saf-syém pa-tee-ryál gó-la-vu at lyub-vée

    He completely lost his head from love.

  • Без любви́, внима́ния и понима́ния бли́зких взро́слых ребёнок не мо́жет стать полноце́нным челове́ком.

    byez lyub-vée, vnee-má-nee-ya ee pa-nee-má-nee-ya blées-keeh vzros-lyh ree-byó-nak nye mó-zhet stat' pal-na-tsén-nym chee-la-vyé-kam

    Without love, attention and understanding of close adults, a child cannot become a full-fledged person.

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