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Bad in Russian 🇷🇺

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bad плохой
How to say “bad” in Russian? “Плохой”. Here you will learn how to pronounce “плохой” correctly and in the comments below you will be able to get all sorts of advice on bad in Russian like tips & tricks to remember it, questions, explanations and more.

Russian Sentences with the Word “Bad”

Russian sentence with “плохой” English translation for плохой S

Я плохо говорю по русски.

I speak Russian badly.

Я плохо себя чувствую.

I feel ill.

У меня был плохой опыт.

I had a bad experience.

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Tips to remember the Russian word:

One way to remember "плохой" is to think of the English word "plague," which also conveys a negative or bad connotation. The beginning "pl-" sound can help trigger the association with "плохой."


"плохой" (plokhoy) is an adjective that generally means "bad" or "poor" in quality. It can describe anything from a bad situation, poor quality of work, to someone's health condition.

Other words that mean the same thing:

1. дурной (durnoy) – bad, evil, wicked
2. скверный (skverny) – bad, foul, nasty

Alternate meanings/slang:

In slang, "плохой" can sometimes be used to refer to someone who is tough or difficult to deal with, in a sense similar to "bad" meaning "cool" or "tough" in English slang, though this is less common.

Examples of sentences:

1. Этот фильм был очень плохой. (Etot fil'm byl ochen' plokhoy) – This movie was very bad.
2. У него плохое здоровье. (U nego plokhoe zdorovye) – He has bad health.
3. Это была плохая идея. (Eto byla plokhaya ideya) – That was a bad idea.
4. Он – плохой человек. (On – plokhoy chelovek) – He is a bad person.

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плохой info.

Tips to Remember the Russian Word:
– Create a visual association: Imagine "плохой" (plokhoy) as something unpleasant or bad happening, like a stormy day.
– Phonetic similarity: "плохой" sounds somewhat like "plokhoy", which resembles "poor boy" in English, often indicating something bad or unfortunate.

– "плохой" (plokhoy) is an adjective in Russian that translates to "bad" in English.

Other Words That Mean the Same Thing:
– Нехороший (nehoroshiy) – not good
– Дурной (durnoy) – bad, evil, wicked
– Скверный (skverny) – horrible, foul

Alternate Meanings and Slang:
– In slang, "плохой" can sometimes refer to someone tough or "bad" in a rebellious, cool way, similar to how "bad" can be used in English.

Examples of Sentences:
1. У него плохое настроение. (U nego plokhoje nastrojenie.) – He is in a bad mood.
2. Этот фильм был очень плохой. (Etot film byl ochen' plokhoy.) – This movie was very bad.
3. Вчера была плохая погода. (Vchera byla plokhaya pogoda.) – Yesterday there was bad weather.

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плохой info.

Tips to remember the Russian word:
1. You can think of 'плохой' starting with a 'p' like 'poor' which is a synonym for 'bad'.
2. The word has a harsh, almost negative sound to it, which fits its meaning well.

– плохой (plokhoy) is an adjective in Russian meaning 'bad', 'poor', 'lousy'.
– It can be used to describe something of low quality, or something/someone not behaving well.

Other words that mean the same thing:
– Дурной (durnoy) – This also means 'bad' but has a slightly old-fashioned or literary flavor.
– Некачественный (nekachestvenny) – Specifically meaning 'poor quality'.
– Исключительный (isklyuchitelny) – Means 'exceptional' in a bad way, like 'exceptionally bad'.

Alternate meanings like slang:
– Говно (govno) – A vulgar slang term meaning '' or '', used to strongly imply 'very bad'.

Examples of sentences that use it:
1. Этот фильм был плохой. (Etot fil'm byl plokhoy.) – This movie was bad.
2. У него плохое настроение. (U nego plokhoye nastroyeniye.) – He is in a bad mood.
3. Она получилась плохой студенткой. (Ona poluchilas' plokhoy studentkoy.) – She turned out to be a bad student.
4. Вчера была плохая погода. (Vchera byla plokhaya pogoda.) – The weather was bad yesterday.
5. Он сделал плохой выбор. (On sdelal plokhoy vybor.) – He made a bad choice.

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