"Да, пока!"

Translation:Yes, bye!

December 9, 2015



When is the letter "o" pronunced like o and when like english i? How am I to know if this is read like poka or paka?

December 9, 2015


When "о" is unstressed, it is pronounced like "а", when it is stressed, it is pronounced like "o". The audio is quite good for this sentence, so you can learn the pronunciation by listening to it and then repeating the phrase yourself.

December 9, 2015


I understand that, but since the accent is implied and not marked, is there a way to "guess" if the stress is on that sylable or not? For example in words with two sylables will the stress usually be on first or second sylable or is there no rule?

December 10, 2015


Not a native speaker, but I have been taught that when "o" is in the first syllable, it typically is not stressed, and sounds more like the "o" in the word "dog." For example

отли́чный, соба́ка

but many exceptions to this exist. For example, in the following words:

о́зеро, ло́шадь, ко́шка, во́дка

the stress is on the first syllable, and therefore, the "o" sounds like the "o" in the word "go." The same can be said of words having just one syllable, such as

дом, вот

In words that have more than one "o," the only "o" that gets the long "o" sound (as in "go") is the one that is stressed. In the following, the only "o" receiving stress is the final "o."

хорощо́, молоко́

If the syllable receiving stress is not one with "o," none receive the long "o" sound. For example:


In the end, I think you just have to learn them as you go, but hope this was helpful in some way.

[Note: Typically, you won't see these words with the accent marks. I simply added them to facilitate understanding.]

One final note: After writing this, I came upon a post later that describes pronunciation just a bit more. It was posted by slepton.

If the 'o' becomes BEFORE the stressed syllable in the word it is pronounced as 'a'. If the 'o' has the stress on it it is pronounced as 'o'. If it comes AFTER the stressed syllable it is pronounced as 'uh'.

January 2, 2016


In what situation would you say "Yes, bye"? To me, English not being my native language, it sounds like an odd phrase.

January 18, 2019


Why is "yes bye" not accepted?

September 9, 2017


Same issue. Да пока is the answer, as well as, what i typed.

March 13, 2019


How can you hear the difference between б and п? I think it sounds very similar

February 15, 2018


Whats the difference between пока and дас ведения?

July 28, 2018


Пока is the colloquial, до свидания is a formal one. Another meaning of пока is meantime

November 12, 2018


Да свидания is a more formal goodbye. While, пока is simply bye.

March 13, 2019


Y- yes, baka!

December 28, 2018


How do i nake my key board in Russia

April 5, 2019



April 19, 2017


So many times with sentation, but all timme that wrongh: bye, mom!

July 2, 2017


Please I'm having a big proplem 'cause I've no iedea about russian letters so it's confusing

January 5, 2018


Please join my Russian club the code is Z2DGJS

May 10, 2018


when would i say this?

September 4, 2018


We have chyrillic in serbian so russian is not hard

September 27, 2018


Yes, see ya! (American English)... COME ON!!! Why would you not know that.

June 1, 2016



October 3, 2016


да пока

April 17, 2017


I just found a glitch: It said "Type what you hear", and I heard "Da, poka!", so I typed it in. But I kept on getting it wrong, so I typed the English translation, and I got the problem right!

April 17, 2017
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