Russian word of the day: Плачевный

Mar 04, 2018

плаче́вный

pla-chyév-nyî

Adjective

sad, deplorable, pitiable, lamentable, mournful

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 , imperfective
to cry, to weep
пла́кса [plák-sa] Noun , masculine or feminine
crybaby
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Related words and phrases

опеча́тка [a-pee-chát-ka] Noun , feminine
misprint, typo
понаро́шку [pa-na-rósh-ku] Adverb , variation - "понаро́шке"
for fun, pretending, in pretence
насма́рку [nas-már-ku] , used only in combinations
with no positive outcome, ~go down the drain
нарасхва́т [na-ras-hvát] Adverb
~ like hot cakes, in great demand

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