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Really? in Russian 🇷🇺

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

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Tips to Remember the Russian Word "неужели"

– Break it down: "не у же ли" – think of it as an emphatic “not really?”
– Picture someone being genuinely surprised or doubtful, emphasizing “really?" in English.
– Associate it with dramatic, unexpected events.


"Неужели" is often used to express surprise, disbelief, or skepticism. It can be translated as "Really?" or "Is it possible?"

Other Words That Mean the Same Thing

– "правда?" (pravda?) – "Is it true?"
– "в самом деле?" (v samom dele?) – "In reality?"
– "разве?" (razve?) – "Is it really so?"

Alternate Meanings like Slang

In some colloquial contexts, "неужели" can be drawn out for dramatic effect, similar to stretching out "reaaallly?" in English.

Example Sentences

1. Неужели ты купил новую машину?
(Neuzheli ty kupil novuyu mashinu?)
– Really, you bought a new car?

2. Неужели это правда?
(Neuzheli eto pravda?)
– Is it really true?

3. Неужели она отказалась?
(Neuzheli ona otkazalas’?)
– Did she really refuse?

4. Неужели мы опоздали на поезд?
(Neuzheli my opozdali na poyezd?)
– Did we really miss the train?

5. Неужели ты всё сам сделал?
(Neuzheli ty vsyo sam sdelal?)
– Did you really do it all by yourself?

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