Russian word of the day: Жена

Nov 18, 2017

How to say 

"Wife" in Russian

жена́

zhee-ná

Noun , feminine

Plural - жёны

wife

Examples

  • Я познако́милась с ним и его́ жено́й на вы́ставке.

    ya paz-na-kó-mee-las' s neem ee ye-vó zhee-nóî na výs-taf-kye

    I met him and his wife at the exhibition.

  • Бу́дешь мое́й жено́й?

    bú-deesh ma-yéî zhee-nóî

    Will you be my wife? (man to a woman)

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Same stem words

жени́ться [zhee-née-tsa] Verb
to get married
же́нщина [zhén-schee-na] Noun
woman
жени́х [zhe-néeh] Noun
fiance, bridegroom, suiter, admirer
пожени́ться [pa-zhee-née-tsa] Verb
to get married

Related words and phrases

медо́вый ме́сяц [mee-dó-vyî myé-syats] Phrase
honeymoon
сде́лать предложе́ние [sdyé-lat' preed-la-zhé-nee-ye] Phrase
to propose
стро́ить гла́зки [stró-eet' glás-kee] Phrase
to make eyes, to flirt
влюби́ться [vlyu-bée-tsa] Verb
to fall in love
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