Russian word of the day: Начеку

Nov 18, 2019

How to say 

"On the alert" in Russian

начеку́

na-chee-kú

Adverb

on the alert, on one's guard, on the look-out

Examples

  • С ним на́до быть начеку́.

    s neem ná-da byt' na-chee-kú

    One needs to be on the alert with him. (You can't trust him.)

  • Мы начеку́ и гото́вы к неожи́данностям.

    my na-chee-kú ee ga-tó-vy k nee-a-zhée-dan-nas-tyam

    We are on the alert and ready for the unexpected.

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