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When I bought a collection of Tolstoy and Dostoyevsky, I returned home with a bright enthusiasm to begin the long march into the Russian soul. Though I've failed to read either man to completion, they both helped me to imagine that my fictional South Carolina was as vast a literary acreage as their Russia.
Pat Conroy

Meaning of "Russian" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF RUSSIAN

Russian  [ˈrʌʃən] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF RUSSIAN

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preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Russian can act as a noun and an adjective.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

WHAT DOES RUSSIAN MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Russian

Russian refers to anything related to Russia, including: ▪ Russians, an ethnic group of the East Slavic peoples, primarily living in Russia and neighboring countries ▪ Rossiyane, Russian language term for all citizens and people of Russia, regardless of ethnicity ▪ Demographics of Russia ▪ Russophone, Russian-speaking person ▪ Russian language, the most widely spoken of the Slavic languages ▪ Russian alphabet ▪ Russian cuisine Russian may also refer to: ▪ Soviet people ▪ Russian dressing ▪ The Russians, a book by Hedrick Smith ▪ Russian, fictional Marvel Comics supervillain from The Punisher series ▪ "Russians", from the album The Dream of the Blue Turtles by Sting ▪ "Russian", from the album Tubular Bells 2003 by Mike Oldfield ▪ Nik Russian, the perpetrator of a con committed in 2002...

Definition of Russian in the English dictionary

The first definition of Russian in the dictionary is the official language of Russia: an Indo-European language belonging to the East Slavonic branch. Other definition of Russian is the official language of the former Soviet Union. Russian is also a native or inhabitant of Russia.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH RUSSIAN


Belarussian
ˌbɛləʊˈrʌʃən
concussion
kənˈkʌʃən
discussion
dɪˈskʌʃən
percussion
pəˈkʌʃən
Prussian
ˈprʌʃən
repercussion
ˌriːpəˈkʌʃən
rushen
ˈrʌʃən
station
ˈsteɪʃən
submission
səbˈmɪʃən
subscription
səbˈskrɪpʃən
succussion
sʌˈkʌʃən
suggestion
səˈdʒɛstʃən
suspension
səˈspɛnʃən
tradition
trəˈdɪʃən
transaction
trænˈzækʃən
translation
trænsˈleɪʃən
transmission
trænzˈmɪʃən
transportation
ˌtrænspɔːˈteɪʃən
vacation
vəˈkeɪʃən
version
ˈvɜːʃən

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE RUSSIAN

Russia
Russia leather
Russian doll
Russian dressing
Russian Empire
Russian Federation
Russian Orthodox
Russian Orthodox Church
Russian Revolution
Russian roulette
Russian salad
Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic
Russian Turkestan
Russian wolfhound
Russian Zone
Russianisation
Russianise
Russianization
Russianize
Russification

WORDS THAT END LIKE RUSSIAN

Asian
Belorussian
Byelorussian
Circassian
Colossian
East Prussian
Gaussian
Great Russian
Halicarnassian
hessian
Indonesian
Little Russian
Molossian
Old Prussian
Ossian
Panglossian
Parnassian
Senussian
thalassian
White Russian

Synonyms and antonyms of Russian in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «Russian» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF RUSSIAN

Find out the translation of Russian to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of Russian from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «Russian» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

俄罗斯的
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

ruso
570 millions of speakers

English

Russian
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

रूसी
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

روسيّ
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

Russian
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

russo
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

রাশিয়ান
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

russe
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Rusia
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

russisch
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

ロシアの
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

러시아의
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Rusia
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

thuộc nước/người/tiếng Nga
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

ரஷியன்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

रशियन
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Rusça
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

russo
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

rosyjski
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

російський
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

rusesc
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

ρωσικός
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

Russiese
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

rysk
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

russisk
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of Russian

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «RUSSIAN»

The term «Russian» is very widely used and occupies the 1.961 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «RUSSIAN» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about Russian

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10 QUOTES WITH «RUSSIAN»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word Russian.
1
Marc Almond
We just kind saw the images and knew the cliches, so to have the opportunity to go there and learn something about Russian music and about Russian people and to see things apart from being a tourist.
2
Maria Alyokhina
When a person in a Russian prison decides to start speaking, to start speaking the truth - they start to reject oppression.
3
Sebastian Arcelus
I'm a first generation American. My mother is Italian and Russian and a lot of other things, and my father is Uruguayan. In fact, my mother's been married twice, and both men were Uruguayan. So I grew up in a very European/Latin American-influenced home.
4
Ann Beattie
Much of what happens in Love Always is really from overheard conversations in the Russian Tea Room. It's an improvisation of the way certain Hollywood agents think and talk to each other.
5
Ralph Boston
I think I was more or less, convinced of that by just the press, the US press. By people who were pressuring you, saying that you gotta beat the Russian's, if you don't win anything else, win the Russian meet and so forth.
6
Harold Brodkey
So an autobiography about death should include, in my case, an account of European Jewry and of Russian and Jewish events - pogroms and flights and murders and the revolution that drove my mother to come here.
7
Leroy Chiao
I spent a lot of my time working in the American module, and he would stay in the Russian segment working on his things, and we'd meet up at meal times. So it actually worked out very well.
8
Anatoly Chubais
I joined the city government, and we start to operate as the bureaucrats on the local level, so we were the only ones in the whole Russian team who were experienced in practical bureaucratic management in the complicated condition of 1990.
9
Pat Conroy
When I bought a collection of Tolstoy and Dostoyevsky, I returned home with a bright enthusiasm to begin the long march into the Russian soul. Though I've failed to read either man to completion, they both helped me to imagine that my fictional South Carolina was as vast a literary acreage as their Russia.
10
Ronnie Dunn
I'm very much involved in art. I started buying art a few years ago and really like the work of T.C. Cannon, who is a native American artist. Then I was introduced to Soviet-era Russian impressionism and started collecting that, especially Gely Korzhev.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «RUSSIAN»

Discover the use of Russian in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to Russian and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
The Everything Learning Russian Book with CD: Speak, Write, ...
Whether you're planning a trip to Russia or adding a second language to your resume, this book will help you to: recognize and read Cyrillic letters; pronounce Russian words like a native; ask for directions, order dinner, and conduct ...
Julia Stakhnevich, 2007
2
Russian: A Linguistic Introduction
This book provides an accessible introduction to the linguistic structure of Russian, including its history, dialects and sociolinguistics, as well as the central issues of phonology, morphology, syntax and word formation/lexicology.
Paul Cubberley, 2002
3
Russian
This is a complete course in spoken and written Russian. If you have never learned Russian before, or if you need to brush up your language skills, Teach Yourself Russian is for you.
Daphne M. West, 1995
4
The Black Russian
The Black Russian is the incredible true story of Frederick Bruce Thomas, born in 1872 to former slaves who became prosperous farmers in Mississippi.
Vladimir Alexandrov, 2013
5
Russian Formalist Criticism: Four Essays
By then they had produced essays that remain among the best defenses ever written for both literature and its theory. Included here are four essays representing key points in the formalists' short history.
Lee T. Lemon, Marion J. Reis, 1965
6
Russian: A Self-Teaching Guide
Packed with useful, up-to-date information, this clear, concise volume is a valuable learning tool and reference source for anyone who wants to improve his or her understanding of basic Russian.
Kathryn Szczepanska, 2005
7
The Phonetics of Russian
Intended to help those studying Russian to pronounce the language and to give students a knowledge of the phonetic system of Russian.
Daniel Jones, Dennis Ward, 2011
8
Eighteenth-century Russian Music
The book focuses on what is characteristic and crucial to Russian music during this period, rather than seeking to provide a comprehensive survey.
Marina Ritzarev, 2006
9
Russian Folk Belief
An exciting exploration of the Russian lower mythology, Russian Folk Belief offers a fascinating glimpse into the admixture of pagan and Christian elements which comprise the world view of the Russian peasant.
Linda J. Ivanits, 1989
10
Learn Russian the Fast and Fun Way
Introduces Russian grammar, vocabulary, and usage through the experiences of two fictitious Americans visiting Russia, and includes vocabulary cards and a brief dictionary
Thomas R. Beyer, 1993

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «RUSSIAN»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term Russian is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Russian Bombers Fly Near US on July 4th
As Americans were celebrating the Fourth of July holiday, four Russian long-range bomber aircraft flew close enough to the US shores that they were ... «ABC News, Jul 15»
2
Drones Find Russian Base Inside Ukraine
Dnipro-1, one of Ukraine's many pro-government volunteer regiments, today released a video compiling drone footage of a Russian military camp just south of ... «Daily Beast, Jun 15»
3
Russian fury at Belgium asset seizure in Yukos oil case
Russia has protested to the Belgian ambassador over the seizure of Russian state assets in Belgium - a move triggered by a court ruling over the now-defunct ... «BBC News, Jun 15»
4
Russian planes, US warship have close encounter near Crimea
Washington (CNN) The U.S. Navy took the unusual step Monday of releasing video of a Russian Su-24 aircraft flying past the right side of the guided missile ... «CNN, Jun 15»
5
European Union anger at Russian travel blacklist
The European Union has responded angrily to Russia's entry ban against 89 European politicians, officials and military leaders. Those banned are believed to ... «BBC News, May 15»
6
Russia and America: Stumbling to War
Could a U.S. response to Russia's actions in Ukraine provoke a confrontation that leads to a U.S.-Russian war? Graham AllisonDimitri K. Simes. April 20, 2015 ... «The National Interest Online, Apr 15»
7
US, Israel concerned after Russia lifts ban on sale of missiles to Iran
"The big concern in the West ... and especially in Israel is that these Russian missiles will be able to help shield Iran's nuclear facilities from any future airstrikes," ... «CNN, Apr 15»
8
Russia warns Denmark its warships could become nuclear targets
Russia has gone on the offensive in the Baltic, warning Denmark that if it joins Nato's missile defence shield, its navy will be a legitimate target for a Russian ... «Telegraph.co.uk, Mar 15»
9
RAF scrambles jets after Russian bombers spotted near Cornwall …
Anglo-Russian relations have taken another battering after the RAF escorted two Russian Bear bombers off the coast of Cornwall, as Moscow reacted angrily ... «The Guardian, Feb 15»
10
Russia says drivers must not have 'sex disorders'
Valery Evtushenko at the Russian Psychiatric Association voiced concern about the driving restrictions, speaking to the BBC Russian Service. He said some ... «BBC News, Jan 15»

REFERENCE
« EDUCALINGO. Russian [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/russian>. Nov 2019 ».
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