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Library in Russian 🇷🇺

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

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Tips to remember the Russian word:
Association: Think of the English words "bibliography" or "library" as both relate to books. The prefix "biblio-" often pertains to books.
Imagery: Visualize a library with a sign labeled "библиотека" on it.
Aural similarity: Notice the similarity between the sound of "библиотека" (biblio-teka) and "bibliotheque" in French, which also means library.

Etymology: The Russian word "библиотека" (biblioteka) comes from the Greek "bibliothēkē" (βιβλιοθήκη), where "biblio-" refers to books and "theke" means storage.

Other words that mean the same thing:
Книжное собрание (knizhnoe sobranie) – literally "book collection"
Читальня (chital'nya) – reading room (often used for smaller libraries or specific reading areas)

Alternate meanings like slang:
– There are no significant slang meanings for "библиотека" itself, but it can be used metaphorically. For example, someone might jokingly refer to a room with a lot of books as a "библиотека".

Examples of sentences that use it:
– Я хожу в библиотеку каждый день. (Ya khozhu v biblioteku kazhdy den'.) – I go to the library every day.
– В нашей школе есть большая библиотека. (V nashey shkole yest' bol'shaya biblioteka.) – Our school has a large library.
– Ты взял эти книги из библиотеки? (Ty vzyal eti knigi iz biblioteki?) – Did you take these books from the library?
– В библиотеке было очень тихо. (V biblioteke bylo ochen' tikho.) – It was very quiet in the library.

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