жаль

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Old Church Slavonic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Cognates include Old Norse kvelja, Old English cwellan, Old High German quellan, Old Armenian կեղ (keł, sore, ulcer).

Noun[edit]

жаль (žalĭf

  1. grave

Russian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Adverbial form made from жалость

Pronunciation[edit]

Predicative[edit]

жаль (žal’) (invariable, impersonal form)

  1. it's a pity
  2. (with the subject in the dative) pities, is sorry
    Ему́ жаль еёHe pities her.
    Мне жаль смотре́ть на неёIt grieves me to look at her.
    Ему́ жаль куска́ хле́баHe begrudges a crust of bread.
    о́чень жальmore’s the pity.
    как жаль!what a pity!

Verb[edit]

жаль (žal’)

  1. Imperative of жалить: bite!, sting!