нет

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See also: het, hét, and hết

Russian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old East Slavic нѣту(nětu), Proto-Slavic *nětu, from *ne(not) + *e, short form of *estь(is) + *tu(there, here).

Pronunciation[edit]

Adverb[edit]

нет ‎(net)

  1. no
    ещё нет (ješčó nyet) — “not yet”

Verb[edit]

нет ‎(net) ‎(impersonal verb)

  1. there is no, there are no (+ genitive)
    Здесь нет доро́г. (Zdes’ net doróg.) — “There are no roads here.”
    У меня́ нет книг. (U menjá net knig.) — “I have no books.” (literally, “There are no books with me.”)
    Его́ нет. (Jevó net.) — “He’s not here.” (literally, “There is no him [here].”)

Usage notes[edit]

The past tense of нет(net) is не́ было(né bylo), and the future tense is не бу́дет(ne búdet).

Synonyms[edit]

References[edit]

  • Fasmer, Maks (1964–1973), “нет”, in Etimologičeskij slovarʹ russkovo jazyka [Etymological Dictionary of the Russian Language] (in Russian), translated from German and supplemented by Trubačev O. N., Moscow: Progress
  • Černyx, P. Ja. (1999), “нет”, in Istoriko-etimologičeskij slovarʹ russkovo jazyka [Historical-Etymological Dictionary of the Russian Language] (in Russian), volume 1, 3rd reprint edition, Moscow: Russkij jazyk, page 570