Russian word of the day: Учитель

Dec 11, 2018

How to say 

"Teacher" in Russian

учи́тель

u-chée-tyel'

Noun , masculine , feminine - "учи́тельница"

Plural - учителя́

teacher

Examples

  • Она́ рабо́тает учи́телем ру́сского языка́ в шко́ле.

    a-ná ra-bó-ta-yet u-chée-tee-lyem rús-ka-va ya-zy-ka f shkó-lye

    She works as a teacher of Russian language in school.

  • Сего́дня я встре́тила свою́ ста́рую учи́тельницу.

    see-vód-nya ya fstryé-tee-la sva-yú stá-ru-yu u-chée-teel'-nee-tsu

    Today I met my old teacher.

Additional examples

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

  • То́же мне учи́тель! Да у него́ в ка́ждом предложе́нии граммати́ческая оши́бка.

    tó-zhe mnye u-chée-tyel'! da u nee-vó v kázh-dam preed-la-zhé-nee-ee gram-ma-tée-chees-ka-ya a-shéep-ka

    And he calls himself a teacher! He has a grammatical error in every sentence!

  • Э́того учи́теля люби́ли все, он всегда́ ста́вил хоро́шие оце́нки.

    é-ta-va u-chée-tee-lya ly-bée-lee fsye, on fseeg-dá stá-veel ha-ró-shee-ye a-tsén-kee

    This teacher was loved by everybody, he always gave good grades.

  • В недалёком про́шлом он был учи́телем.

    v nee-da-lyó-kam prósh-lam on byl u-chée-tee-lyem

    In the recent past he was a teacher.

Useful information

You can use the masculine form of the word to talk about female teachers as shown in one of the examples. The word "учительница" is used more in the conversational language.

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Same stem words

учи́ться [u-chée-tsa] Verb , imperfective
to study, to learn
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Related words and phrases

кани́кулы [ka-née-ku-ly] Noun , plural
vacation, holidays, recess
учи́ться [u-chée-tsa] Verb , imperfective
to study, to learn
стипе́ндия [stee-pyén-dee-ya] Noun , feminine
scholarship
шко́ла [shkó-la] Noun , feminine
school

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