How to say 

"Little" in Russian

Russian word of the day | Nov 17, 2017 (see all)
[ má-la ]
little, not enough, not much
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Examples of "Little" in Russian

  • Я ма́ло об э́том зна́ю.

    ya má-la ab é-tam zná-yu

    I do not know much about it.

  • Здесь ма́ло что измени́лось за то вре́мя, что меня́ не́ было.

    zdyes' má-la chto eez-mee-née-las' za to vryé-mya chto mee-nya nyé by-la

    Little has changed here while I was away.

Additional examples

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  • Че́стно сказа́ть, я ма́ло что об э́том зна́ю.

    chyés-na ska-zát', ya má-la chto ab é-tam zná-yu

    Honestly, I don't know much about it.

  • Большинство́ опро́шенных счита́ют, что власть ма́ло волну́ет, как живёт наро́д.

    bal'-sheenst-vó ap-ró-sheen-nyh schee-tá-yut, chto vlast' má-la val-nú-eet, kak zhee-vyót na-rót

    Most of the respondents believe that the authorities do not care much about how the people live.

  • Дава́й возьмём с собо́й зо́нтик, ма́ло ли дождь пойдёт.

    da-vái vaz'-myóm s sa-bói zón-teek, má-la lee dozhd' pai-dyót

    Let's take an umbrella with us, in case it is going to rain.

  • Они́ живу́т в како́м-то своём ска́зочном ми́ре, име́ющем ма́ло отноше́ния к реа́льности.

    a-née zhee-vút f ka-kóm-ta sva-yóm ská-zach-nam mée-rye, ee-myé-yu-schyem má-la at-na-shyé-nee-ya k ree-ál'-nas-tee

    They live in some kind of fairy-tale world of their own which has little to do with reality.

  • В бу́дни здесь посети́телей ма́ло.

    v búd-nee zdyes' pa-see-tée-tee-lyeî má-la

    There are few visitors here on weekdays.

  • Купи́ хле́ба про запа́с, ма́ло ли, го́сти приду́т.

    ku-pée hlyé-ba pro za-pás, má-la lee gós-tee pree-dút

    Buy some bread in reserve, in case the guests will come.

  • Лу́чше перестрахова́ться, ма́ло ли что мо́жет случи́ться.

    lúch-she pye-rye-stra-ha-vá-tsa, má-la lee chto mó-zhet slu-chée-tsa

    It's better to play safe, you never know what can happen.

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