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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ны́нешний [ný-neesh-neeî ] Adjective
present, this, actual, today's
нарасхва́т [na-ras-hvát] Adverb
~ like hot cakes, in great demand
самоу́чка [sa-ma-úch-ka] Noun , masculine or feminine
self-taught person
поступа́ться [pas-tu-pá-tsa] Verb
to renounce, to give up, to forgo, to waive
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