кто-нибудь

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Russian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

кто́-нибудь ‎(któ-nibudʹ)

  1. (indefinite pronoun) anybody, anyone, someone or other
    Кто́-нибудь здесь был?‎ ― Któ-nibudʹ zdesʹ byl? ― Has anyone been here?

Declension[edit]

* Letter "г ‎(g)" in genitive and accusative "чего́" is pronounced as /v/, not /g/.

Usage notes[edit]

The particle -нибудь imparts a sense of indefiniteness similar to English any. The forms of кто-нибудь are usually associated with questions and negatives (like anybody), while кто-то is associated with affirmatives (like somebody).

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