Russian word of the day: Надо

May 26, 2018
на́до
[ ná-da ]
(one) must, (one) need, it is necessary
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Examples

  • Мне на́до уе́хать на па́ру дней.

    mnye ná-da u-yé-hat' na pá-ru dnyeî

    I need to leave for a couple of days.

  • Тебе́ что-нибу́дь на́до в апте́ке?

    tee-byé chto-nee-bút' ná-da v ap-tyé-kye

    Do you need anything in the pharmacy?

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More Russian sentences with the words that contain "надо".

  • Ему́ во что бы то ни ста́ло на́до бы́ло где́-то найти́ кру́пную су́мму де́нег.

    ye-mú va chto by ta nee stá-la ná-da bý-la gdyé-ta náî-tee krúp-nu-yu súm-mu dyé-nyek

    He needed to find a large amount of money somewhere at all hazards.

  • С ним на́до быть начеку́.

    s neem ná-da byt' na-chee-kú

    One needs to be on the alert with him. (You can't trust him.)

  • Э́тот цвето́к на́до пересади́ть в горшо́к побо́льше.

    é-tat tsvee-tók ná-da pee-ree-sa-déet' v gar-shók pa-ból'-she

    This flower must be transplanted into a larger pot.

  • Не на́до расстра́иваться и́з-за де́нег, они́ прихо́дят и ухо́дят.

    nye ná-da rast-rá-ee-va-tsa eez-za dyé-nyek, a-neé pree-hó-dyat ee u-hó-dyat

    No need to be upset about the money, it comes and goes.

  • На́до отда́ть им до́лжное, они́ хорошо́ спра́вились с зада́чей, несмотря́ на недочёты.

    ná-da at-dát' eem dólzh-na-ye, a-née ha-ra-shó sprá-vee-lees' s za-da-cheî, nees-mat-ryá na nee-da-chó-ty

    We must give them their due, they did well with the task, despite the shortcomings.

  • Мне на́до гото́виться к за́втрашней контро́льной.

    mnye ná-da ga-tó-vi-tsa k záft-rash-nyeî kant-ról'-naî

    I need to prepare for tomorrow's test.

  • Возьми́ у меня́ в кошельке́ ско́лько тебе́ на́до.

    vaz'-mee u mee-nyá f ka-sheel'-kye skól'-ka tee-byé ná-da

    Take in my wallet as much as you need.

  • Андре́я с рабо́ты уво́лили. - Так ему́ и на́до, давно́ пора́ бы́ло!

    and-ryé-ya s ra-bó-ty u-vó-lee-lee. - tak ye-mú ee ná-da, dav-nó pa-ra bý-la!

    Andrei got fired from his job. - He deserves it, should have done it long ago!

  • На́до потора́пливаться, по́езд ухо́дит че́рез два́дцать мину́т.

    ná-da pa-ta-ráp-lee-va-tsa, pó-eest u-hó-deet ché-ryes dvá-tsat' mee-nút

    We must hurry, the train leaves in 20 minutes.

  • Тебе́ не меня́ на́до благодари́ть, а Ди́му. Э́то он всё устро́ил.

    tee-byé nye mee-nyá ná-da bla-ga-da-réet', a dée-mu. é-ta on fsyo ust-ró-eel

    You don't need to thank me but Dima. He arranged it all.

2 thoughts on “Надо

  1. The sentences given as Examples for ONE new word are FULL of ALSO new words. So I don’t understand anything, and I don’t see how the exercise can be useful. Thank you.

    • Learn Russian Daily says:

      Hello Amy,

      Thanks for the comment.

      If you are an absolute beginner, this can be easily overwhelming, we understand. But as soon as you learn enough vocabulary to understand at least a part of the sencence, it becomes a very good daily practice. Don’t forget also to study the Russian grammar too, especially verb conjugation and grammatical cases, so you can understand why the words change their endings and make sense of these changes.

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