сейчас

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Russian[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

  • щас (ščas) (colloquial, seldom used in writing, only to convey a person's pronunciation)

Etymology[edit]

From сей (sej) + час (čas), "this hour", "this time" (note: "сей" is dated, bookish or stilted (unlike "э́тот"), "час" in the sense of "time" is dated or poetic").

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [sʲɪˈt͡ɕæs] (phonetic respelling: сеча́с) (й (j) is mostly silent, even in a very formal pronunciation)
  • IPA(key): [ɕːæs] (phonetic respelling: щас) (casual, very common)
  • IPA(key): [sʲɪjˈt͡ɕæs] (slow and thorough, less common)
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Adverb[edit]

сейча́с (sejčás)

  1. now, at present
  2. presently, immediately, at once
  3. just now

Synonyms[edit]