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 did not take the umbrella for nothing.

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Related words and phrases

поголо́вно [pa-ga-lóv-na] Adverb
all without exception
насма́рку [nas-már-ku] , used only in combinations
with no positive outcome, ~go down the drain
плаче́вный [pla-chyév-nyî ] Adjective
sad, deplorable, pitiable, lamentable, mournful
oпростоволо́ситься [a-pra-sta-va-ló-see-tsa] Verb , imperfective
to blunder, to make a blunder / gaffe / howler

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