Russian word of the day: Плачевный

Mar 04, 2018

плаче́вный

pla-chyév-nyî

Adjective

sad, deplorable, pitiable, lamentable, mournful

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Examples

  • Несмотря́ на все уси́лия, результа́т оказа́лся весьма́ плаче́вным.

    nee-smat-ryá na fsye u-sée-lee-ya, ree-sul'-tat a-ka-zál-sya vees'-má pla-chyév-nym

    Despite all efforts, the result was very lamentable.

  • В её го́лосе слы́шались плаче́вные но́тки.

    v ye-yó gó-la-sye slý-sha-lees' pla-chyév-ny-ye nót-kee

    Her voice had sad intonations.

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Same stem words

пла́кать [plá-kat'] Verb
to cry, to weep
пла́кса [plák-sa] Noun , masculine or feminine
crybaby
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Related words and phrases

плести́сь [plees-tées'] Verb
to drag oneself along, to trudge
щеко́тно [schee-kót-na] Adverb
it tickles
кише́ть [kee-shét'] Verb
to throng, to teem, to swarm, to crawl with
замахну́ться [za-mah-nú-tsa] Verb
to make to hit, to lift one's arm (against); to prepare for something difficult

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