кто-то

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Russian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Univerbation of кто́ (któ) +‎ -то (-to).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ˈkto‿tə]
  • (file)

Pronoun[edit]

кто-то (kto-tom

  1. (indefinite pronoun) somebody, someone
    Кто́-то здесь был?Któ-to zdesʹ byl?Somebody has been here?

Usage notes[edit]

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

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