"Добрый день, Анна."

Translation:Good afternoon, Anna.

November 6, 2015

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Does "Добрый день, Анна." really mean Good afternoon, Anna.?

In my language (Czech), we can use equivalent of добрый день for example at 10 am (which is not afternoon).


In english it could also be good day, which can be said morning-ish.


The problem is that good day is not used anymore in many places like America - you'll probably get some strange looks if you say it there.


Yes, we use it in slavic languages like that. But they wouldn't probably be able to translate it to english speakers this way.


Why? In Britain we use "Good day " at any time before sunset.


if I learn russian, I could get rapidly Czech?


I am afraid not. The languages are similar enough to confuse you, but not to help much.


I've always been told that you normally say Добрый день between approximately 10 am and 4 pm, and you certainly don't say good afternoon between 10 am and noon, so I cannot agree with duo's translation here.


Добрый день is mostly used for "Good morning" not as "good afternoon"


He is wrong! I studied/lived in Moscow for a year. Добрый день, is good afternoon, or good day. Доброе утро is good morning.


This is false, as a Russian myself we use Добрый Утра for Good morning greetings


Is Russian really your first language? Because writing "добрый утра" instead of "доброе утро" is a very strange mistake for a native Russian speaker to make.


Maybe an illiterate Russian that just started learning (although he's doing a really good job at English


Or maybe a typo?


The English does not have the greeting "Good day", but it does not mean that the "Dobryi den" means "Good afternoon" and it is used only afternoons. "Dobryi den" is used forenoons as well or at morning as well (When someone use "Dobroie utro=Good morning" after 8:00 a.m. some people think about him that he is a "sleepyhead"). Therefore the translation of "Dobryi den, Anna" as "Good morning, Anna." should be accepted as well.


I cannot speak for Americans. but "Good day!" certainly exists in British English, even if less common. (We tend to specify morning or afternoon instead.)


And of course "good day" is a staple of Australian and Kiwi English


Добрый sounds like [dobrɛç]. Shouldn't it be [dobrɨj]?


The official IPA is [ˈdobrɨɪ̯]


What does ь or ы actually mean?


Ь denotes a soft Consonant preceding it. Ы is a Vowel.


is there a way to turn off the transliteration and get the answer in Russian?


There should be a small "Аа-Яя" switch in the top left part of your screen. Click on that and the answers will be in Cyrillic instead of the transliteration.


that's got it - never noticed it, thanks!


I have no idea how to pronounce 'ь' can someone help :))


It softens the previous character, for example the n (written н in Russian) in "день". So instead of n like in north it is n like in new.

Edit: It seems I was wrong with the pronunciation of new - it is also pronounced with normal N, not with the soft one. I suggest putting день in Google translate - there is an option to listen the words.


"It seems I was wrong with the pronunciation of new - it is also pronounced with normal N, not with the soft one."

Outside of American English, "new" is pronounced with a soft n, i.e. "nyu". In American English they normally omit the y and pronounce it like "nu".


Actually, both pronunciations of "new" are correct.

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    I also feel that it makes the preceding letter softer.


    Essentially, when you add a soft sign, you move the tip of your tongue from the back of your teeth to the roof of your mouth. Really the only way to know it is by listening: try putting in ден and день into google translate respectively. You'll get it through practice, I'm studying Russian at University and it took me a long time to understand the concept.


    Den becomes dyeni with the ni being very short


    What is the difference between хорошего and добрый?


    My Russian is not very good, so I hope somebody will correct me if I am wrong.

    добрый and хороший both mean good

    добрый means good as kind or opposite of evil (but it may mean just good as in good evening) хороший means good like in good worker, good car etc.

    хорошего is the genitive form of хороший

    For example: Я желаю вам всего хорошего is literally I wish you all good (means: I wish you all the best)


    Absolutely correct answer. Добрый in modern Russian means "kind" and is only used with persons but in old Russian it had meaning "good" same as in modern Ukrainian. So "добрый день" came to us from centuries and is fixed in this form.


    Добрый is more polite and formal. In addition to it literally meaning "kind" or "dear", it's used as a greeting in more personal contexts. Хорошо is just a general "I'm doing well" or "it works well" (Я хорошо, работает хорошо) and is often used as more of an impersonal, informal reply or adjective.


    Good question. I wish some one would answer it.


    Good day should be accepted


    Shouldn't be here a "Good day"?


    When to use доброе and when to ise добрый?


    Had to look on another site for this. Утро is neuter so use доброе. День and вечер are masculine so use добрый.


    It should be good take Anne as good too.


    In some cases its good afternoon, but in other case its good evening, how do i see the difference?


    can someone explain the difference between добрый and доброе and where/how it's appropriate to use them?


    I just missed a comma and got worng answer


    There was something else wrong with your answer.


    doesn't mater how I type this, cyrillic or english, with or without apostrophe, correctly or incorrectly, it refuses to accept the answer and just gives me a transliteration. what am I doing wrong?


    Make sure your keyboard is Русский


    What is the effect of the letter ы to the previous letter in the word добрый? How is it pronounced?


    It makes the word добро an adjective. It's pronounced like the i in Osama Bin Laden.


    So день basically means "day" as anytime of the day? Not exclusively day as the morning?


    In this case it means the time between morning and evening. But nobody will stop you from using it at 8 AM. It's just a formal greeting.


    Why good morning anna didnt work?


    Because день means afternoon or day, and used more for arternoon if i get my info right, for good morning it's Доброе утро where Утро means morning


    I read that there's a way to get the answer in russian but i haven't seen it? I use a phone btw


    I am not sure how to change it to Russian in the app. I doubt it can be done. You have to access the website for it. You can access the website from the phone as well from any browser. Once you access from website, there should be a small "Аа-Яя" switch in the top left part of your screen. Click on that and the answers will be in Cyrillic instead of the transliteration. The Cyrillic alphabets will also reflect in the app.


    Why would you say, "добрый" when referring to day/afternoon/morning (whatever it translates to), but use "спокойной" when referring to night?


    Добрый means good. Спокойной means restful.


    Спокойной ночи is used only right before someone is going to sleep. "Добрый" is used in greetings. And you can use "доброй ночи" in both contexts.


    In Polish we says "Dzień Dobry" also we can say "Dobry dzień" co it's identycal like Russian "добрый день". We don't have special word for afternoon. Also we don't use "Good Evning" often.


    Sometimes we use "Dobry wieczór"


    What is the difference between Добрый and Доброе?


    They're different adjective endings depending on the gender of the word. Добрый is for masculine gender, Доброе is for neuter gender. Добрая would be for feminine gender (such as добрая ночь). The thing about Russian is that there are 24 different adjective endings depending on case, number, and gender, but you will learn those over time. These are the adjective endings for nominative case: -ый, -ая, -ое, ые.


    How do you pronounce Добрый ? the ы makes it confusing, very hard to pronounce


    wait what? День isn't Day?


    "День" is "day", but Russian doesn't have a word for the "afternoon", so where in English they say "good afternoon" in Russian it's "добрый день"


    What's the difference between доброе and добрый?


    Nope... That's definitely good afternoon.


    The letter "ы" sounds similar to the German letter "ü", right? And I'm pretty sure that "й" is analogous to the English "y" -- but in this example it sounds like the "ый" in "добрый" is simply pronounced as the "oy" in "boy" is pronounced.

    Is that correct or am I mishearing it?


    I am not really sure of what is 'ь' and when is used


    Deen (день) is day in my native language .so thats helpful


    Why is "Добрый" used for Good Afternoon while the word "Доброе" is used for Good Morning as in "Доброе утро"


    I thought "день" meant morning


    So what is the actual difference between добрый and доброе?


    Добрый или доброе whats is what? Male and female? My mind is just dying and i still dont know how to pronounce ый или ы


    So, it's funny to me personallu because Polish is "dzień dobry" which is like "good morning". Except here it sounds like dobry dzień, so I assumed it also meant good morning, but it is good afternoon?..


    My voice wasn't accepted i dont know why i pronounced it correctly maybe its because my voice sounds young?????


    What's the difference between using Доброе and Добрый?


    https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/добрый#Russian shows you the different endings (click on the declensions drop-down).

    до́брое is used to describe neuter things.

    добрый is for masculine.

    до́брая for feminine.

    Those are nominative case, which is when the thing being described is the subject of the sentence. https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/nominative_case

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