что-то

Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to: navigation, search

Russian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ˈʂto‿tə] (phonetic respelling: што́-то)
  • (file)

Pronoun[edit]

что́-то ‎(štó-to)

  1. (indefinite pronoun) something
    Я ви́жу что́-то!‎ ― Ja vížu štó-to! ― I see something!
    ря́дом с че́м-то‎ ― rjádom s čém-to ― next to something

Declension[edit]

Usage notes[edit]

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

Related terms[edit]

See also[edit]