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Elderly in Russian 🇷🇺

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

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Tips to remember the Russian word:
1. Imagine an elderly person who has "lived through" many experiences, as “по-” (po-) can imply completion or going through something.
2. Associate the "жилой" (zhiloy) part with "жил" (zhil) which comes from "жить" (zhit) meaning "to live." So, "пожилой" suggests someone who has "lived for a long time."

– "Пожилой" (pozhi-lóy) is an adjective used to describe someone who is old or elderly.
– It carries a respectful tone, often used similarly to "senior" in English.

Other words that mean the same thing:
1. Старый (stá-ryi) – old (less respectful, more general).
2. Ветеран (ve-te-rán) – veteran (someone who has experience, used more in specific contexts like war veterans).

Alternate meanings/slang:
– There's no commonly used slang meaning for "пожилой," but it always carries a respectful tone. Be careful to use appropriate context.

Examples of sentences using it:
1. Мой пожилой сосед всегда выходит на прогулку рано утром. (Moy pozhi-lóy soséd vsegdá vykhódit na progúlku ráno útrom.)
– My elderly neighbor always goes for a walk early in the morning.

2. Она заботится о своем пожилом отце. (Oná zabóti-tsya o svojom pozhi-lóm otsé.)
– She takes care of her elderly father.

3. В этом клубе собираются пожилые люди, чтобы вместе играть в шахматы. (V ètom klubé sobirajútsya pozhi-lýe lýudi, chtóby vméste igrát' v shákhmaty.)
– Elderly people gather in this club to play chess together.

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