Russian word of the day: Зря

Feb 10, 2019

зря

zrya

Adverb

in vain, to no purpose, (all) for nothing

Examples

  • Зря ты вчера́ не пришёл, бы́ло ве́село.

    zrya ty fchee-rá nye pree-shól, bý-la vyé-see-la

    You missed out not coming yesterday, it was fun.

  • Мы не зря с собо́й зо́нтик взя́ли.

    my nye zrya s sa-bóî zón-teek vzyá-lee

    We took the umbrella not for nothing.

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Related words and phrases

предвеща́ть [pryed-vee-schát'] Verb
to forebode, to presage, to betoken, to foreshadow
насма́рку [nas-már-ku] , used only in combinations
with no positive outcome, ~go down the drain
кише́ть [kee-shét'] Verb
to throng, to teem, to swarm, to crawl with
слыть [slyt'] Verb
to have the reputation for, to be said / reputed / known

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