Russian word of the day: Друг

Feb 03, 2018

How to say 

"Friend" in Russian



Noun , masculine

Plural - друзья́



  • У меня́ друг сего́дня же́нится.

    u mee-nyá druk see-vód-nya zhé-nee-tsa

    My friend is getting married today.

  • У него́ бы́ло мно́го друзе́й.

    u nee-vó bý-la mnó-ga dru-zyéî

    He had many friends.

Additional examples

More Russian sentences with the words that contain "друг друга".

  • Два́дцать лет тому́ наза́д мы друг дру́га не зна́ли.

    dvá-tsat' lyet ta-mú na-zát my druk drú-ga nye zná-lee

    Twenty years ago, we did not know each other.

  • Они́ смотре́ли друг на дру́га в упо́р и не дви́гались.

    a-née smat-ryé-lee druk na drú-ga v u-pór ee nye dvée-ga-lées'

    They were staring at each other face to face and not moving.

  • После́дние па́ру неде́ль мы то и де́ло натыка́лись друг на дру́га.

    pas-lyéd-nee-ye pá-ru nee-dyél' my to ee dyé-la na-ty-ká-lees' druk na drú-ga

    During the last couple of weeks, we constantly stumbled upon each other.

  • Иx обруча́льные ко́льца бы́ли вы́гравированы имена́ми друг дру́га.

    eeh ob-ru-chál'ny-ye kól'-tsa bý-lee vý-gra-vee-ra-va-ny ee-mye-ná-mee drug drú-ga

    Their wedding rings were engraved with each other's names.

  • Они́ мо́лча смотре́ли друг на дру́га.

    a-née mól-cha smat-ryé-lee druk na drú-ga

    They were looking at each other in silence.

  • Они́ встре́тились и полюби́ли друг дру́га в университе́те.

    a-nee fstryé-tee-lees' ee pa-lyu-bée-lee druk drú-ga v u-nee-veer-see-tyé-tye

    They met and fell in love with each other at the university.

  • Э́то моя́ лу́чшая подру́га.

    é-ta ma-yá lúch-sha-ya pa-drú-ga

    This is my best (female) friend.

  • Она́ ревнова́ла его́ к бы́вшим подру́гам.

    a-ná reev-na-vá-la ye-vó k býv-sheem pad-rú-gam

    She was jealous of his ex-girlfriends.

Useful information

In Russian, друг is always masculine. If you want to refer to a female friend, you should say подруга.

Same stem words

подру́га [pa-drú-ga] Noun
(girl / female) friend
дружи́ть [dru-zhéet'] Verb
to be friends
дру́жба [drúzhba] Noun
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Related words and phrases

когда́ [kag-dá] Adverb , or conjunction
да [da] Particle , can be also an interjection with the meaning "and" or "but"
yes; sometimes used to amplify what was said (without "yes" meaning)
ма́ло [má-la] Adverb
little, not enough, not much
мно́го [mnó-ga] Adverb
many, much, a lot, plenty
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