Privet - Meaning in Russian

Privet in Russian means hi / hey / hello. In Cyrilic it’s written приве́т.

Privet is an informal way to say hello and should be used only with friends, relatives or people younger than you.

If you need to say hello in a formal situation, you should use zdrastvuytye (здра́вствуйте).

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приве́т [pree-vyét] Interjection
hello, hi
Russian Pod 101

Examples of Privet in Russian

  • Приве́т, как дела́?

    pree-vyét, kak dee-lá

    Hi, how are you?

  • Передава́й ему́ приве́т от меня́.

    pye-rye-da-váî ye-mú pree-vyét at mee-nyá

    Give him my regards. (Say hello to him from me.)

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