Introduction to Russian: 21

The word можно has many other uses as well. For example, you could point to a door and ask if you can enter by asking можно? or you could point at a seat and ask if it’s free by using the same word.

Let’s learn another word of high similarity and importance:

Russian for necessary is нужно.

Both possible and necessary are just approximations and not exact translations for these words. As for нужно, it is used in the sense of it is necessary or it is needed. For example, you could say is it necessary to go? (нужно идти?), is it necessary to give documents (to you)? нужно дать документы?) and so on.

  1. Skip the words "is it", they are subsumed by "нужно".
  2. Remember that "тут" is positioned in the middle.
  3. Remember that "не" is separate from the verb.
  4. Skip the word "are". Remember that this is to a female.
  5. The word "физика" changes to "физики", which means "of Physics".
  6. Just transliterate it.
  7. Skip the word "is". Moreover, remember that Russian does not have articles, thus there is no "the" either.
  8. The word order will be "station not here".
  9. The word order for this is "what you want?"
  10. Use "извините" for sorry.
  11. The sentences are just two words long each.
  12. Use the contrasting "О" in the second sentence.
  13. Remember that "you understand" is "понимаешь".
  14. Use the pronoun "я" in both sentences. Remember that "yes" is "да". Also remember that "хорошо" will come right after the subject ("Я") in sentence.
  15. Remember the position of "тут" - it comes right after "Я". Also don't forget to use the contrasting and (which is "О") in the right place
  16. Remember that "Maths" is "математика". Apply the transformation of the last letter to "и" in order to get "of Maths".
  17. Use "можно" for "can I have?". This sentence is just two words long.
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