что-нибудь

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Russian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ˈʂto‿nʲɪbʊtʲ] (phonetic respelling: што́-нибудь)
  • IPA(key): [ˈʂto nʲɪˌbutʲ] (phonetic respelling: што́-нибу̀дь)
  • (file)

Pronoun[edit]

что́-нибудь ‎(štó-nibudʹ)

  1. (indefinite pronoun) anything
    Ви́дите ли вы что́-нибудь?‎ ― Vídite li vy štó-nibudʹ? ― Do you see anything?

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Usage notes[edit]

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

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