Category: "Chemistry"

Медь

June 3rd, 2010 — posted by Don
The Russian word for copper is медь. Just as in English it is mostly used in the singular. It is a feminine third-declension noun: Sg Nomмедь Acc Genмеди Pre Dat Insмедью Some sample sentences: В США медь добывают больше всего в Аризоне. In… more »

Ртуть

May 6th, 2010 — posted by Don
The Russian word for mercury, the element, is ртуть, which is a feminine third-declension noun. The word mostly occurs in the singular: Image from Wikipedia Sg Nomртуть Acc Genртути Pre Dat Insртутью The place most of us used to encounter… more »

Водород

March 29th, 2010 — posted by Don
Водород is the Russian word for hydrogen. The English word is made up of Greek roots where ὑδρο- (hydro-) means ‘water’ and γεν- (gen-) means ‘‘bring forth/become,” thus hydrogen means “the substance that forms water.” Notice that the Russian word is… more »