Category: "Hand"


February 23rd, 2010 — posted by Don
The Russian word for paw is лапа. It is a perfectly regular second declension noun: SgPl Nomлапалапы Accлапу Genлапылап Preлапелапах Datлапелапам Insлапойлапами Just as in English, we can use this word when talking to a dog to make him perform… more »

Левша, правша

March 20th, 2009 — posted by Don
The words левша and правша mean leftie (a left-handed person) and rightie (a right-handed person) respectively. The former declines like this: Sing Pl Nom левша левши Acc левшу левшей Gen левши левшей Pre левше левшах Dat левше левшам… more »

Рука, часть четвёртая

December 19th, 2008 — posted by Don
As mentioned in previous entries, the most common word for arm/hand in Russian is рука. What if you want to be more specific? First off, the actual hand is called кисть, which is a feminine noun. It includes запястье the wrist, пястье (the area from… more »

Рука, часть третья

December 18th, 2008 — posted by Don
As mentioned before, рука can be translated 'hand' and 'arm.' Sometimes that distinction will be reflected in the choice of за and под: use with за usually indicates 'hand,' and под 'arm.' For instance: Она взяла меня за руку и повела в церковь.She… more »

Рука, часть вторая

December 17th, 2008 — posted by Don
Since рука means both 'arm' and 'hand,' the Russians use other means to distinguish which part of the arm/hand is involved, and often this involves a distinction between the prepositions в and на. If the preposition в is involved, it usually correlates… more »