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Learning Russian for travel or study? Let’s try this term:
To say maybe in Russian: mozhet byt'
Say it out loud: “moh zhet byt“
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Some more helpful words in our Russian Courtesy/Questions category:
...the bathroom – tualet (tu a let)
come with me – idite za mnoy (ee dee tye zah mnoy)
do you speak english? – Vy govorite po angliyski? (Vy gah vah ree tye poh ahn gleey skee?)
excellent – otlichno (ah tlee chnah)
excuse me – prostite (prah stee tye)
good / bad – horosho / ploho (hah rah shoh / ploh hah)
how do you say…? – kak skazat'...? (kak skah zaht…?)
how much is this? – skol'ko eto stoit? (skohl koh etah stoh eet?)
may I? (point at chair, door) – mozhno? (moh zhnah?)
maybe – mozhet byt' (moh zhet byt)
no problem – net problem (nyet prah blyem)
please – Pozhaluysta (Pah zhah looy stah)
sorry – izvinite (eez vee nee tye)
thank you – Spasibo (Spah сee bah)
what is that? – chto eto takoe? (shto etah tah koh ye?)
where is… – gde... (gdye…)
yes / no – Da / net (Dah / nyet)
you are welcome – Na zdorovye (Nah zdah roh vye)
And here’s how to say maybe in other languages!
Arabic–Robbama (rob ba ma)
Chinese–Yǒu Kěnéng (Yo Kuh Nuhng)
Croatian–možda (moash duh)
Czech–možná (moez nahh)
Finnish–ehkä (eh kah)
French–Peut-être (puh tet huh)
German–vielleicht (vill eyesht)
Italian–forse (for seh)
Japanese–Tabunn (Tah Bunn)
Korean–Amado (Ah Ma Do)
Polish–może (mo' zheh)
Portuguese–Pode Ser (po jee sehr)
Russian–mozhet byt' (moh zhet byt)
Spanish–tal vez (tahl vays)
Swahili–pengine (pen gee' nay)
Thai–Na Cha Dai (NAH ja DAI)
Turkish–belki (bell kee)
Vietnamese–Có Thể (Caw Te)
In every culture, courtesy goes a long way in eliciting the help that you need in your travel adventure. "maybe" (mozhet byt') is another courtesy phrase among many that you can learn in Russian.
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