Russian word of the day: Елка

Dec 24, 2017

How to say 

"Christmas tree" in Russian

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.

Related words and phrases

снегови́к [snee-ga-véek] Noun
snowman
с наступа́ющим! [s nas-tu-pá-yu-scheem] Phrase , used before the New Year comes
Happy upcoming New Year! (lit. - with upcoming!)
с рождество́м! [s razh-deest-vóm] Phrase , variation: счастли́вого рождества́!
Merry Christmas!
фейерве́рк [fye-yer-vyérk] Noun
fireworks
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