How to say 

"Once upon a time" in Russian

Russian phrase of the day | Feb 17, 2020 (see all)
жи́ли-бы́ли
[ zhée-lee-bý-lee ]
once upon a time (lit.: they lived - they were)
0
Russian Pod 101

Examples of "Once upon a time" in Russian

  • Жи́ли-бы́ли стари́к со стару́хой.

    zhée-lee-bý-lee sta-réel sa sta-rú-haî

    Once upon a time there lived an old man with an old woman.

  • Жи́ли-бы́ли два кота́: во́семь ла́пок, два хвоста́.

    zhée-lee-bý-lee dva ka-tá: vó-seem' la-pák, dva hvas-tá

    Once upon a time there were two cats: eight legs, two tails.

Russian lesson of the day

Russian Lesson of the Day allows you to practice the vocabulary you learn with us using the method of spaced repetitions.

You might also like

Do you have any questions? We are here to help!

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *