вот

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Russian[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Old East Slavic ото (oto) or вото (voto), compare with Polish oto and Polish ot, Ukrainian от (ot) and Ukrainian ото (oto)

Pronunciation[edit]

Particle[edit]

вот (vot)

  1. here (is), this (is), there (is), that (is) (directing attention towards something)
    Вот мой дом.Vot moj dom.Here/this is my house.
    во́т гдеvót gdehere’s where
    во́т в чём вопро́сvót v čóm voprósthat is the question
  2. describing a scene unfolding before one's eyes
    вот он бежи́т, подпры́гнул, приземли́лсяvot on bežít, podprýgnul, prizemlílsjahe's now running, he jumps, he lands
  3. well, so (a lead-in, often when introducing an example)
    вот наприме́рvot naprimér …well, for instance, …
  4. (colloquial) there (is), that (is), so (expressing finality or conclusion)
    Вот тебе́ раз!Vot tebé raz!There you are!
    Вот и всё!Vot i vsjó!That’s all!
  5. (colloquial) what a, such a (expressing emphasis or strong emotion)
    Вот челове́к!Vot čelovék!What a man!

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Interjection[edit]

вот (vot)

  1. here, look (at it)
  2. (casual) take it! (when offering something)

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