когда

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Russian[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Slavic *koda, from which the following words also were derived: Old Church Slavonic къгда (kŭgda), Bulgarian кога (koga), Polish kiedy, Serbo-Croatian када, Czech kdy, Polish gdy, Lower Sorbian gdy. Originally the word was probably *koda; compare Lithuanian kada (when), Latvian kad, Old Indic kadā, Avestan kadā. From *koda came *kъdа, possibly under the influence of *kъdе, kъtо. On the other hand, one may perceive in когда (kogda) the old instrumental singular *godō of the word год (god) (the old meaning of which was “time, period”) with the interrogative particle ко-, making a genitive singular form *kogo goda (which time?). Thus the -гда ending may have derived from the genitive of год (god, period of time).

Pronunciation[edit]

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  • IPA(key): [kɐɡˈda]
  • IPA(key): [kɐˈda] (phonetic respelling: када́) (colloquial, casual, fast speech)

Adverb[edit]

когда́ (kogdá)

  1. when
    Когда́ вы прие́хали?
    Kogdá vy prijéxali?
    When did you arrive?

Conjunction[edit]

когда́ (kogdá)

  1. when
    Я не зна́ю, когда́ э́то бы́ло
    Ja ne znáju, kogdá éto býlo
    I don’t know when it was.

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