Russian word of the day: Привет

Jan 09, 2018

How to say 

"Hi" in Russian

приве́т

pree-vyét

Interjection

hello, hi

Examples

  • Приве́т, как дела́?

    pree-vyét, kak dee-lá

    Hi, how are you?

  • Передава́й ему́ приве́т от меня́.

    pye-rye-da-váî ye-mú pree-vyét at mee-nyá

    Give him my regards. (Say hello to him from me.)

Useful information

"Привет" means "hi" in Russian. It's an informal greeting and used between friends, family and people of young age.

In formal situations, with people you don't know, or with the ones that are older than you, you should use "здравствуйте".

Same stem words

приве́тливый [pree-vyét-lee-vyî] Adjective
friendly, affable
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Related words and phrases

будь здоро́в! / бу́дьте здоро́вы! [but' zda-róf / bút'-tye zda-ró-vy] Phrase , for a woman - будь здоро́ва
bless you! (after somebody sneezes, lit. - be healthy!)
свобо́дно [sva-bód-na] Adverb
vacant, free, freely; loose, loosely
за́нято [zá-nee-ta] Adverb
busy, occupied
споко́йной но́чи [spa-kóî-naî nó-chee] Phrase
good night! (lit. - quiet night!, said before going to bed)

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