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"Meaning" in Russian

Russian word of the day | Sep 15, 2021 (see all)
[ smysl ]
Noun , masculine
sense, meaning

Examples of "Meaning" in Russian

  • Пережива́ть по э́тому по́воду не име́ет смы́сла.

    pee-ree-zhee-vát' pa é-ta-mu pó-va-du nye ee-myé-eet smýs-la

    It does not make sense worrying about this.

  • Како́й смысл начина́ть борьбу́, е́сли ты не плани́руешь вы́играть?

    ka-kóî smysl na-chee-nát' bar'-bu, yes'-lee ty nye pla-née-ru-esh' vý-eeg-rat'

    What's the point in starting a battle if you don't plan to win?

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Declension of the word смысл

Case Singular Plural
Nominative Nom. смысл смы́слы
Genitive Gen. смы́сла смы́слов
Dative Dat. смы́слу смы́слам
Accusative Acc. смысл смы́слы
Instrumental Inst. смы́слом смы́слами
Prepositional Prep. смы́сле смы́слах

Additional examples

  • Ли́бо я то́рмоз, ли́бо э́то не име́ет никако́го смы́сла.

    lée-ba ya tór-mas, lée-ba é-ta nye ee-myé-eet nee-ká-kó-va smýs-la

    Either I'm a dumbo or it doesn't make any sense.

  • Собы́тия развива́лись вопреки́ здра́вому смы́слу.

    sa-bý-tee-ya raz-vee-vá-lees' va-pree-kee zdrá-va-mu smýs-lu

    Events developed contrary to common sense.

  • Здра́вый смысл подска́зывал, что что́-то здесь не так.

    zdrá-vyî smysl pat-ská-zy-val, chto chtó-ta zdyes' nye tak.

    Common sense suggested that something was wrong.

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