Category: "Poka"

Пока (наречие)

February 19th, 2009 — posted by Don
The word пока can also be used as an adverb that means “in the meantime, for the moment, for now.” — Значит, ты вёл себя совсем по-идиотски, правда? — Пока не буду говорить об этом, ладно? “So, you acted like a complete idiot, right?” “I'm not… more »

Пока (прощание)

February 18th, 2009 — posted by Don
Another meaning of пока is "see you later": Ой, уже поздно. Я пойду. Пока! Oh, no, it's getting late. I'm out of here. See you later! If you count the syllables of that dialog, you see that Russian only takes 10 syllables to say what English… more »

Пока не (союз)

February 17th, 2009 — posted by Don
Yesterday we discussed one of the uses of пока in sentences where it means “while.” Sometimes you may encounter a clause that contains both пока and the negative particle не. The first time you see such a thing, you might produce a first-guess… more »

Пока (союз)

February 16th, 2009 — posted by Don
The word пока is a conjunction that means “while.” It can be used with verbs in the past, present, or future: Папа готовил ужин, пока мама убирала в гостиной. Dad made dinner while Mom cleaned up the living room. Каждое утро, пока я одеваюсь, брат… more »