Russian phrase of the day: Бой курантов

Jan 01, 2018

бой кура́нтов

boî ku-rán-taf

Phrase

bell rings

Examples

  • Ру́сские лю́ди привы́кли встреча́ть но́вый год под бой кура́нтов.

    rús-kee-ye lyú-dee pree-výk-lee fstree-chát' nó-vyî got pad boî ku-rán-taf

    Russian people are used to welcome the new year under the strikes of the (Kremlin) bells.

  • Он появи́лся на свет под бой кремлёвских кура́нтов.

    on pa-ya-véel-sya na svyet pad boî kreem-lyófs-keeh ku-rán-taf

    He was born under the strikes of the Kremlin bells.

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Related words and phrases

наряжа́ть ёлку [na-ree-zhát' yól-ku] Phrase
to decorate a Christmas tree
фейерве́рк [fye-yer-vyérk] Noun , masculine
fireworks
пода́рок [pa-dá-rak] Noun , masculine , plural - пода́рки
gift, present
дед Mоро́з [dyed ma-róz] Phrase
Russian Santa Claus (Grandfather Frost)

2 thoughts on “Бой курантов

  1. What is the grammatical construction? I think it would be really helpful to provide case explanation – I can’t figure out the construction. Thanks!

    • Learn Russian Daily says:

      Hello Karen,

      Thank you for your question.

      “Бой курантов” literally means “the beating of chiming clock”. “Куранты” is the Kremlin clock.

      Both these words are nouns. “Бой” is in the singular Nominative form, and “курантов” is in the plural Genitive form.

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