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

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Tips to remember the Russian word:

– Think of "собственно" as "actually" or "strictly" in English. This Russian word often sets the record straight or clarifies something.
– "Собственно" sounds like "sob-stvun-nuh". Imagine someone stopping mid-sentence to clarify something as if they are sobbing lightly to get your attention.
– The root "собств-" is similar to "so-bst-", which might remind you of "substance" (the essence of what you're saying).


– "Собственно" is an adverb used to mean "actually," "strictly," or "properly."
– Indicates clarification or specification of information, often used to introduce a statement that corrects or refines a previous statement.

Other words that mean the same thing:

– "Действительно" (deystvitel'no) – actually, really
– "Фактически" (fakticheski) – in fact, practically
– "На самом деле" (na samom dele) – actually, in reality

Alternate meanings and slang:

In conversational contexts, "собственно" can also be used to mean "simply" or "just" in a casual, clarifying manner.

Examples of sentences that use it:

1. Без контекста:
– Russian: Собственно, это всё, что я хотел сказать.
– Romanized: Sobstvenno, eto vso, chto ya khotel skazat'.
– Translation: Actually, that's all I wanted to say.

2. Детализируя:
– Russian: Собственно, он никогда не был нашим другом.
– Romanized: Sobstvenno, on nikogda ne byl nashim drugom.
– Translation: Strictly speaking, he was never our friend.

3. В начале разговора:
– Russian: Собственно, я хотел обсудить нашу поездку.
– Romanized: Sobstvenno, ya khotel obsudit' nashu poyezdku.
– Translation: Actually, I wanted to discuss our trip.

4. Уточнение:
– Russian: Он, собственно, не знал об этом.
– Romanized: On, sobstvenno, ne znal ob etom.
– Translation: He, actually, didn't know about it.

5. Разъяснение:
– Russian: Собственно, это был хороший день, несмотря ни на что.
– Romanized: Sobstvenno, eto byl khoroshiy den', nesmotrya ni na chto.
– Translation: Actually, it was a good day, despite everything.

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