про

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See also: ПРО and про-

Russian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Inherited from Old East Slavic про (pro), from Proto-Slavic *pro, from Proto-Balto-Slavic *pra, from Proto-Indo-European *pró.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [prə]
  • (file)

Preposition[edit]

про (pro) (+ accusative case)

  1. about, concerning
    А э́тот расска́з про тебя́.A étot rasskáz pro tebjá.This story is about you.
    Ты про меня́ ли́чно?Ty pro menjá líčno?Are you talking about me personally?
  2. (informal) for
    А э́тот газ не про вас.A étot gaz ne pro vas.This gas is not for you.
    про чёрный деньpro čórnyj denʹfor a rainy day (alteration of на чёрный день (na čórnyj denʹ))
    про вся́кий слу́чайpro vsjákij slúčajjust in case (alteration of на вся́кий слу́чай (na vsjákij slúčaj, literally for any case))

Usage notes[edit]

As a rule, про (pro) has a more superficial meaning than о (o) and is often used to merely indicate or inquire about a specific object of a story, narration, piece of text, someone's knowledge, etc.

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Ukrainian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old East Slavic про (pro), from Proto-Slavic *pro, from Proto-Balto-Slavic *pra, from Proto-Indo-European *pró.

Pronunciation[edit]

Preposition[edit]

про (pro) (+ accusative case)

  1. about, concerning

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