1. Forum
  2. >
  3. Topic: Russian
  4. >
  5. "I want to live well."

"I want to live well."

Translation:Я хочу жить хорошо.

November 17, 2015



Жить - хорошо. А хорошо жить - ещё лучше!


Is there a rule for where the adverb is in the sentence?


Usually before or after the virb it corresponds to.

Я хочу хорошо жить/ Я хочу жить хорошо.

[deactivated user]

    It is probably better in this sentence to put it at the end, because that emphasizes it; you obviously want to live, but you're telling the other person how you want to live: well.


    Is хорошо more of an adverb, and добрый an adjective? Or can they be used interchangeably?

    [deactivated user]

      Хорошо́ 'well' is indeed an adverb. However, the corresponding adjective is хоро́ший (fem. хоро́шая, neut. хоро́шее) 'good'.

      До́брый (fem. до́брая, neut. до́брое) can mean 'good' in some contexts, but its usual meaning is 'kind'.


      It's not enough to survive!


      жить хорошо, а хорошо жить, ещё лучше


      Is an adverb (like хорошо) always identical to the short form of the cognate adjective, used in predicative sentences (like in "He is good" - "Он хорошо")?


      Would this normally be interpreted to mean "living morally" or "living comfortably"?


      I initally read it as "i want to live in a well" and i was still like same


      I can not type russian


      Да, ты можешь. Literally every master of anything started out just as clueless and overwhelmed to the point where it feels impossible. The only difference is they stuck with it. You have to force yourself to study a LITTLE bit each day, doesn't even have to be 30 minutes as long as you're getting exposed to it on a daily basis. Those short, daily sessions are far better than studying all day / night once in a while, with nothing in between.


      Or he really can't and has to get a russian keyboard


      You can type Russian without a (physical) Russian keyboard.


      You need to install a Cyrillic keyboard on your computer or on your phone, it is not that hard.

      On the computer, it would be easier using a virtual keyboard on the screen, that any Windows computer already has.

      And you just have to learn how to change from Latin keyboard to Cyrillic, and vice versa. There easy ways to do so on each device.

      Learn Russian in just 5 minutes a day. For free.