How to say 

"Will" in Russian

Russian word of the day | Oct 19, 2021 (see all)
во́ля
[ vó-lya ]
Noun , feminine
will, volition; liberty, freedom
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Examples of "Will" in Russian

  • Страх - эмо́ция разруши́тельная, он парализу́ет, де́лает нас нереши́тельными, лиша́ет во́ли.

    strah - e-mó-tsee-ya raz-ru-shée-teel'-na-ya, on pa-ra-lee-zú-eet, dyé-la-yet nas nee-tee-shée-teel'-ny-mee, lee-shá-eet vó-lee

    Fear is a destructive emotion, it paralyzes, makes us indecisive, and deprives us of our will.

  • Во́льному во́ля.

    vól'-na-mu vó-lya

    Оne can do as one likes.

Declension of the word воля

Case Singular Plural
Nominative Nom. во́ля во́ли
Genitive Gen. во́ли воль
Dative Dat. во́ле во́лям
Accusative Acc. во́лю во́ли
Instrumental Inst. во́лей во́лями
Prepositional Prep. во́ле во́лях

Additional examples

  • Он ужа́сный сластёна, будь его́ во́ля - пита́лся бы одни́м пече́ньем.

    on u-zhás-nyi slas-tyó-na, but' ee-vó vó-lya, pee-tál-sya by ad-néem pee-chén'-yem

    He is such a sweet lover, if it was up to him, he would feed on cookies only.

  • У тебя́ потряса́ющая си́ла во́ли.

    u tee-byá pat-ree-sá-yu-schya-ya sée-la vó-lee

    You have tremendous willpower.

  • Он зна́ет, что э́то разруша́ет его́ здоро́вье, но бро́сить не хвата́ет си́лы во́ли.

    on zná-eet, chto é-ta raz-ru-shá-eet ye-vó zda-róv'-ye, no bró-seet' nye hva-tá-eet sée-ly vó-lee

    He knows that this is destroying his health, but he lacks the willpower to quit.

  • Ничто́ не мо́жет сломи́ть на́шу во́лю к побе́де.

    neech-tó nye mó-zhet cla-méet' ná-shu vó-lyu k pa-byé-dye

    Nothing can break our will to win.

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2 thoughts on “Воля

    • Learn Russian Words says:

      Hi Anita,

      Not really. Воля here is the subject (подлежащее), it is the noun that “acts” in the sentence, so it is in the Nominative case.

      Вольному, on the other hand, is in Dative: воля кому? – вольному.

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