пока

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Russian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Adverb[edit]

пока́ (poká)

  1. for the present, for the time being
    я пока́ что это сделаюI’ll do it in the meanwhile.
  2. for now (at the moment; until later)
    • пока́ всёthat’s all; that will do
    • Пока́ хватит, а за́втра посмо́тримТhat's enough for now and let's see (again) tomorrow.

Conjunction[edit]

пока́ (poká)

  1. so long as, while
    Пока́ есть госуда́рство, нет свобо́ды. Когда́ бу́дет свобо́да, не бу́дет госуда́рства. (Влади́мир Ле́нин)
    Poká jestʹ gosudárstvo, net svobódy. Kogdá búdet svobóda, ne búdet gosudárstva. (Vladímir Lénin)
    While the State exists, there can be no freedom. When there is freedom there will be no State. (Vladimir Lenin)

Usage notes[edit]

The subordinate clause that has пока must have an imperfective verb. The main clause could either have an imperfective or a perfective verb.

Related terms[edit]

Interjection[edit]

пока́ (poká)

  1. bye; so long; I’ll see you later; see you soon.