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

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Tips to remember the Russian word 'лишь':
1. Associate it with the English word "leash," although they mean different things, the similarity in sound can help you recall it.
2. Visualize a narrow path or a single line, as "лишь" can give the sense of limitation or exclusivity similar to "only."

'Лишь' is a synonym for ‘только,’ which means "only" or "just" in English. It's used to emphasize that there are no exceptions or additional elements.

Other words that mean the same thing:
1. Только (tol'ko)
2. Всего лишь (vsego lish')
3. Едва (yedva) — in some contexts, it can be similar to "barely" or "just."

Alternate meanings like slang:
'Лишь' doesn’t have significant slang uses but is frequently used in both formal and informal speech to emphasize limitation.

Examples of sentences:
1. Он пришёл лишь на минуту. (On prishel lish na minutu) – He came only for a minute.
2. Это лишь начало. (Eto lish nachalo) – This is only the beginning.
3. Лишь она могла это сделать. (Lish ona mogla eto sdelat) – Only she could do it.
4. Я видел её лишь однажды. (Ya videl yeye lish odnazhdy) – I saw her only once.
5. Я лишь спросил. (Ya lish sprosil) – I just asked.

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