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Never in Russian 🇷🇺

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never никогда
How to say “never” in Russian? “Никогда”. Here you will learn how to pronounce “никогда” correctly and in the comments below you will be able to get all sorts of advice on never in Russian like tips & tricks to remember it, questions, explanations and more.

Russian Sentences with the Word “Never”

Russian sentence with “никогда” English translation for никогда S

Обещаю никогда не подходить близко к реке.

I promise never to go near the river.

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Tips to remember the Russian word:
1. Mnemonic: Think of "never" as "Nick never does anything", where "Nick" will remind you of "ник-" (nik-).
2. Visualization: Visualize a clock with hands stopped at midnight, symbolizing "never moving" – "никогда".
3. Similarity in sound: "Nik" sounds much like "Nick", making it easier to remember as a name and then extending to "never" in Russian.

– "Никогда" (nikogda) in Russian literally translates to "never" in English. It indicates an absence of occurrence at any point in time.

Other words that mean the same thing:
Вовеки (voveki) – an archaic or poetic term meaning "never".
Никогда-никак (nikogda-nikak) – an emphatic phrase used to stress "absolutely never, in no way".

Alternate meanings like slang:
– There are no common slang uses of "никогда", it usually retains its standard meaning of "never".

Examples of sentences:
1. Она никогда не опаздывает.
– Romanized: Ona nikogda ne opazdyvaet.
– Translation: She is never late.

2. Я никогда не был в Париже.
– Romanized: Ya nikogda ne byl v Parizhe.
– Translation: I have never been to Paris.

3. Он сказал, что никогда больше туда не пойдет.
– Romanized: On skazal, chto nikogda bol'she tuda ne poydet.
– Translation: He said that he would never go there again.

4. Никогда не говори никогда.
– Romanized: Nikogda ne govori nikogda.
– Translation: Never say never.

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