Category: "Negation"

Да, нет (часть первая)

May 18th, 2010 — posted by Don
The standard Russian word for yes is да and for no — нет. For the most part they work pretty much like we would expect: — Ты хочешь чаю? — Да, пожалуйста. “Do you want some tea?” “Yes, please.” — Ты хочешь пойти в кино? — Нет, спасибо. “Do you… more »

Не (часть вторая)

December 30th, 2009 — posted by Don
After two weeks of studying Russian every student knows that не means not. Thus «Я не говорю по-русски» means “I do not speak Russian.” Seems pretty simple. Nonetheless, не can sometimes be misleading because Russians often use не in… more »

Не (часть первая)

December 24th, 2009 — posted by Don
The word for not in Russian is не. It can be used to negate nouns, verbs, prepositional phrases, and most other parts of speech: Он не студент. He is not a college student. Я живу не в Москве. It's not Moscow that I live in. Он не понимает тебя.… more »