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за

very often used word (#17)

Translation

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  • 1.

    behind

    Example: Гара́ж нахо́дится за домо́м. - The garage is behind the house. Info: за + location in instrumental case
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    at (location)

    Example: Го́сти сиде́ли за столо́м и у́жинали. - The guests were sitting at the table and having dinner. Info: за + location in instrumental case
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    at (direction)

    Example: Го́сти сня́ли пальто́ и се́ли за стол. - The guests took off their coats and sat at the table. Info: за + location in accusative case
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    for (in support of)

    Example: Он голосова́л за Тра́мпа. - He voted for Trump. Info: за + object in accusative case
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    for (mistake for)

    Example: Его́ при́няли за её́ му́жа. - He was mistaken for her husband. Info: за + object in accusative case
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    for (reason)

    Example: Он отсиде́л 5 лет за ограбле́ние. - He did 5 years in prison for robbery. Info: за + object in accusative case
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    for (duration)

    Example: Он работал там два месяца. - He worked there for two months.
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    following after

    Also: chasing after

    Example: Почему́ он бежи́т за на́ми? Что он хо́чет от нас? - Why is he running after us? Does he need something? Info: за + object in instrumental case
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  • 9.

    over (a certain age)

    Example: Я ду́маю, ему́ уже за 50. - I think he's over 50. Info: за + number in accusative case
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  • 10.

    beyond

    Also: on the far side of

    Example: Что лежи́т за преде́лами наблюда́емой Вселе́нной? - What lies beyond the edge of the observable universe? Info: за + object in instrumental case
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    out of (location)

    Example: Я был вчера́ за́ городом. - I was out of town yesterday. Info: за + object in instrumental case
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Editing translations: Please do not include annotations (e.g. "medicine" or "colloquially") or hints of usage (e.g. "[Acc.]").
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A good example is ручка which looks like
1. pen, ballpoint
2. handle, knob, grip
3. arm
4. arm rest

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