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Drowned in Russian 🇷🇺

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

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Tips to remember the Russian word:
– Think of "утонул" starting with "у" (u) and imagine someone underwater saying "You!" before they drown.
– Break it down: "у" sounds like "you", "тон" sounds like "tone", and "ул" is an easy ending to remember. Picture someone’s "tone" changing as they go underwater.

– "утонул" is the past tense form of the verb "утонуть" which means "to drown" or "to sink."
– It is commonly used to describe someone who has drowned or something that has sunk underwater.

Other words that mean the same thing:
– Затонул (zatonul) — another term that can mean "sank", usually used for objects.
– Погиб (pogib) — means "perished", often used to denote a fatality including by drowning.

Alternate meanings like slang:
– In a metaphorical sense, "утонул" can be used to describe someone being overwhelmed or swamped with something, like work or emotions.

Examples of sentences that use it:
1. Он утонул вчера в реке.
(On utonul vchera v reke.)
He drowned in the river yesterday.

2. Корабль утонул после столкновения с айсбергом.
(Korabl' utonul posle stolknoveniya s aysebergom.)
The ship sank after colliding with an iceberg.

3. Я утонул в бумажной работе.
(Ya utonul v bumazhnoy rabote.)
I'm drowning in paperwork.

4. Машина утонула в озере.
(Mashina utonula v ozere.)
The car sank in the lake.

5. Он чуть не утонул, но его спасли.
(On chut' ne utonul, no ego spasli.)
He almost drowned, but they saved him.

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