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Dead in Russian 🇷🇺

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

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Tips to Remember the Russian Word:
Mnemonic: Imagine a "mortuary" or "mortgage" (both related to death) to link with "мёртвый."
Visual: Picture a "mermaid" (мёр = mer) who is no longer alive.
Sound: The beginning "мёр" sounds like "mur" in "murky," which often describes something lifeless.

Мёртвый (myortvyy) directly translates to "dead" in English, describing someone or something that is no longer alive.

Other Words that Mean the Same Thing:
Покойник (pokoynik) – literally means "deceased."
Умерший (umershiy) – refers to someone who has died.

Alternate Meanings like Slang:
Мёртвый сезон (myortvyy sezon) – "dead season," used to describe a period of inactivity or lack of events, often in tourism.
Мёртвое время (myortvoye vremya) – "dead time," refers to a time period with low activity, often used in broadcasting.

Examples of Sentences:
Он давно мёртв.
– (On davno myortv.)
– *He has been dead for a long time.*
В этом районе мёртвый сезон.
– (V etom rayone myortvyy sezon.)
– *In this area, it's the dead season.*
Мёртвый язык больше никто не использует.
– (Myortvyy yazyk bolshe nikto ne ispolzuyet.)
– *A dead language is no longer used by anyone.*

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