Russian word of the day: Елка

Dec 24, 2017

ёлка

yól-ka

Noun , feminine

firtree, New Year's/Christmas tree

Examples

  • Счита́ется, что пе́рвую рожде́ственскую ёлку в Петербу́рге устро́или прожива́вшие там в середи́не ХIХ ве́ка не́мцы.

    schee-tá-ee-tsa, chto pyér-vu-yu razh-dyést-veens-ku-yu yól-ku v pee-teer-búr-gye ust-ró-ee-lee pra-zhee-váf-shee-ye tam v see-ree-dée-nye dee-veet-ná-tsa-ta-va vyé-ka nyém-tsy

    It is believed that the first Christmas tree in St. Petersburg was arranged by the Germans who lived there in the middle of the nineteenth century.

  • Э́тот обы́чай так понра́вился горожа́нам, что они́ ста́ли устана́вливать ёлки в свои́х дома́х.

    é-tat a-bý-chaî tak pan-rá-veel-sya ga-ra-zhá-nam, chto a-née stá-lee us-ta-náv-lee-vat' yól-kee v sva-éeh da-máh

    The townspeople liked this custom so much that they began to install Christmas trees in their homes.

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Related words and phrases

снегови́к [snee-ga-véek] Noun , masculine
snowman
наряжа́ть ёлку [na-ree-zhát' yól-ku] Phrase
to decorate a Christmas tree
фейерве́рк [fye-yer-vyérk] Noun , masculine
fireworks
но́вый год [nó-vyî got] Phrase
New Year

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