Russian word of the day: Свистеть

Aug 25, 2017

How to say 

"To whistle" in Russian



Verb , imperfective

Perfective - сви́стнуть, просвисте́ть

to whistle

Russian Pod 101


  • Слы́шишь, как ве́тер свисти́т?

    slý-seesh kak vyé-teer svees-téet

    Do you hear the wind whistling (blowing)?

  • Пу́ли свисте́ли у них над голово́й.

    pú-lee svees-tyé-lee u neeh nad ga-la-vói

    Bullets whistled above their heads.

Additional examples

More Russian sentences with the words that contain "свист".

  • Разда́лся зали́вистый свист.

    raz-dál-sya za-lée-vees-tyi sveest

    We heard a rollicking whistling.

  • Свист с трибу́н начался́ по́сле пе́рвого пропу́щенного го́ла.

    sveest s tree-bún na-chal-syá pós-lye pyér-va-va pra-pú-schee-na-va gó-la

    The whistle from the stands began after the first missed goal.

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Same stem words

свист [sveest] Noun
whistling, whistle (sound)

Related words and phrases

писк [peesk] Noun
squeak, peep, chirp, cheep
постуча́ть [pas-tu-chát'] Verb
to knock
свист [sveest] Noun
whistling, whistle (sound)
крича́ть [kree-chát'] Verb
to scream, to shout, to yell

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