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How to Say Good night in Russian

How to Say  Good night in Russian

There are a few ways to say “Good night” in Russian. Some of them are stylistically neutral and can be used while talking to any person, but others can be used only when talking to your family and close friends. We are going to tell you how to say “Goodbye” to a person before you go to sleep, and which phrases to use.

Спокойной ночи (Spokoynoy nochi) is the most frequently used classical way. It is stylistically neutral and can be used in any situation, regardless of how well you know a person.

There is also a short version of this phrase: «спокойной» . It is popular with young people, and it should be used while talking to friends or family.

Spokoynoy nochi

Хорошей ночи (Horoshey nochi) is the analogue of the English phrase “good night”. This phrase is not so often used, although it is also stylistically neutral and can be applied in any situation. It is interesting that the short version of the phrase differs from its English phrase. In English you can simply say “night”, but in Russian you use the first word from this phrase and say “horoshey”.

Сладких снов (Sladkih snov) and приятных снов (priyatnih snov) – these phrases are used in everyday communication and applied while speaking to family and close friends.

Similar to the previously discusses cases, there are also short versions of these phrases: “sladkih” and “priyatnih” .

Sladkih snov

These four expressions are the most frequently used in the Russian language, and as you can see, they are not difficult to learn. If you have any questions, or if you have come across any other variations, you are welcome to leave a comment!

4 thoughts on “How to Say Good night in Russian

  1. Cody Neumaier29.10.2016 at 14:09

    Useful article! Previously, I used only the “horoshey nochi”. Now I’ll know more.

  2. Jonut Chitu29.10.2016 at 14:10

    Cool. Please write more articles about the Russian language!

  3. John18.10.2017 at 19:03

    Doing business in Russia would like to learn some greetings & Goodbyes

  4. Anthesis09.10.2018 at 00:15

    It would be nice if you could include the literal translation of each respective phrase and alternate uses of the words included in each of the respective phrase. While it’s nice to know the definition, it’s also nice to know correct usage and contexts in which these words may be used.



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