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Witness in Russian 🇷🇺

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

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Tips to remember the Russian word:
– Think of "свидетель" as someone who "saw" (starting with 'с') and can "tell" (ending with 'тель') about what they saw.
– Break it down into sounds: "с-" like "see", "-ви-" like "vivid", and "-детель" sounds a bit like "detail" which a witness provides.

– The word "свидетель" means a person who has witnessed an event. This can be used in legal contexts (like someone who testifies in court) or more generally any observer of an event.

Other words that mean the same thing:
– Очевидец (ochevidets) – literally translates to "eyewitness".
– Заветчица / Заветчик (zavetchica / zavetchik) – though less common, these also mean "witness" in some contexts.

Alternate meanings like slang:
– In slang or informal contexts, "свидетель" might not have many variations. It is primarily used in its original sense. However, in some contexts, it can indirectly refer to someone who 'knows too much' or has 'seen too much.'

Examples of sentences that use it:
– Он был главным свидетелем в суде. (On byl glavnym svidetelem v sude.) – He was the main witness in the court.
– Каждый свидетель дал различные показания. (Kazhdy svidetel dal razlichnye pokazaniya.) – Each witness gave different testimonies.
– Она оказалась единственным свидетелем аварии. (Ona okazalas' yedinstvennym svidetelem avarii.) – She turned out to be the only witness of the accident.

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