Russian word of the day: Жизнь

Jan 27, 2018

How to say 

"Life" in Russian

жизнь

zheezn'

Noun , feminine

Plural - жи́зни

life

Examples

  • С понеде́льника я начина́ю но́вую жизнь!

    s pa-nee-dyél'-nee-ka ya na-chee-ná-yu nó-vu-yu zheezn'

    Starting from Monday, I begin a new life!

  • В жи́зни вся́кое случа́ется.

    v zhéez-nee vsyá-ka-ye slu-chá-ee-tsa

    In life, everything happens.

Additional examples

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

  • Он всю жизнь прожи́л в одно́м и том же го́роде.

    on fsyu zheezn' pra-zhéel v ad-nóm ee tom zhe gó-ra-gee

    All his life he lived in the same city.

  • Зараба́тывает он не мно́го, но на жизнь хвата́ет.

    za-ra-bá-ty-va-eet on nye mnó-ga, no na zheezn' hva-tá-eet

    He does not earn much, but it's enough for a living.

  • Он наслажда́ется жи́знью в дере́вне: ка́ждый день рыба́чит и е́здит верхо́м.

    on nas-lazh-dá-ee-tsa zhéezn'-yu v dee-ryév-nye: kázh-dyî dyen' ry-bá-cheet ee yéz-deet veer-hóm

    He enjoys life in the village: goes fishing every day and rides a horse.

  • С Рождество́м Христо́вым! Пусть э́тот волше́бный пра́здник напо́лнит ва́шу жизнь све́том, тепло́м, ра́достью и благополу́чием.

    s razh-deest-vóm hris-tó-vym! pust' é-tat val-shéb-nyî prázd-neek na-pól-neet vá-shu zheezn' svyé-tam, tep-lóm, rá-dast'-yu ee bla-ga-pa-lú-chee-yem

    Merry Christmas! Let this magical holiday fill your life with light, warmth, joy and prosperity.

  • Норве́гия - э́то страна́ с одни́м из са́мых высо́ких у́ровней жи́зни.

    nar-vyé-gee-ya - é-ta stra-ná s ad-néem eez sá-myh vy-só-keeh ú-rav-nyeî zhéez-nee

    Norway is a country with one of the highest living standards.

  • Он наслажда́лся ти́хой семе́йной жи́знью.

    on nas-lazh-dál-sya tée-haî see-myéî-naî zhéezn'-yu

    He was enjoying a quiet family life.

  • Программи́ст-самоу́чка, он зараба́тывал на жизнь фрила́нсом.

    prag-ra-méest - sa-ma-úch-ka, on za-ra-bá-ty-val na zheezn' free-lán-sam

    A self-taught programmer, he earned his living by freelancing.

  • Э́то происше́ствие оста́вило неизглади́мый след в его́ жи́зни и повлия́ло на его́ дальне́йшую карье́ру.

    é-ta pra-ee-shést-vee-ye as-tá-vee-la nee-eez-gla-dée-myî slyet v ye-vó zhéez-nee ee pa-vlee-yá-la na ye-vó dal'-nyé-shu-yu kar'-yé-ru

    This incident has left an indelible mark on his life and influenced his future career.

Learn Russian Step by Step

Same stem words

нажива́ться [na-zhee-vá-tsa] Verb
to make a profit out of somebody's work or loss

Related words and phrases

да [da] Particle , can be also an interjection with the meaning "and" or "but"
yes; sometimes used to amplify what was said (without "yes" meaning)
нра́виться [nrá-vee-tsa] Verb
to be liked
друг [druk] Noun
friend
ма́ло [má-la] Adverb
little, not enough, not much

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