Russian word of the day: Надо

May 26, 2018 (see all)
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?

Additional examples

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

  • Что́бы быть всегда́ в хоро́шей физи́ческой фо́рме, на́до занима́ться спо́ртом и не перееда́ть.

    chtó-by but fseeg-dá f ha-ró-sheî fee-zée-chees-kaî fór-mye, ná-da za-nee-má-tsa spór-tam ee nye pee-ree-ye-dát'

    To be always in good physical shape, you need to play sports and not overeat.

  • 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 положи́ть коне́ц э́тому безобра́зию!

    ná-da pa-la-zhéet' a-nyéts é-ta-mu bee-za-brá-zee-yu

    We must put an end to this outrage!

  • На́до сро́чно где́-то раздобы́ть ещё де́нег.

    ná-da cróch-na gdye-ta raz-da-být' ye-schyó dyé-nyek

    We urgently need to find more money somewhere.

  • Мне на́до поду́мать и привести́ свои́ мы́сли в поря́док.

    mnye ná-da pa-dú-mat ee pree-vees-tée sva-ée mýs-lee f pa-ryá-dak

    I need to think and put my thoughts in order.

  • 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.

  • Мне ка́жется, я продешеви́ла с прода́жей маши́ны. На́до бы́ло проси́ть бо́льше.

    mnye ká-zhee-tsa, ya pra-dee-shee-vée-la s pra-dá-zhyeî ma-shée-ny. ná-da bý-la pra-séet' ból'-she

    I think I sold the car too cheap. I should have asked for more.

  • Челове́ку на́до вре́мя от вре́мени выбира́ться из го́рода.

    chee-la-vyé-ku ná-da vryé-mya at vryé-mee-nee vy-bee-rá-tsa eez gó-ra-da

    One needs to get out of the city from time to time.

  • Для вяза́ния э́той ша́пки вам пона́добятся круговы́е спи́цы.

    dlya vee-zá-nee-ya é-taî sháp-kee vam pa-ná-da-byá-tsa kru-ga-vý-ye spee-tsy

    You will need circular knitting needles to knit this hat.

  • Когда́ придёт вре́мя сбо́ра урожа́я, нам пона́добятся дополни́тельные ру́ки.

    kag-dá pree-dyót vryé-mya sbó-ra u-ra-zhá-ya, nam pa-ná-da-bya-tsa da-pal-née-teel'-ny-ye rú-kee

    When the time comes for harvesting, we will need extra hands.

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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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