Last modified on 29 July 2014, at 14:47

жаль

Old Church SlavonicEdit

EtymologyEdit

Cognates include Old Norse kvelja, Old English cwellan, Old High German quellan, Old Armenian կեղ (keł, sore, ulcer).

NounEdit

жаль (žalĭf

  1. grave

RussianEdit

EtymologyEdit

Adverbial form made from жалость

PronunciationEdit

PredicativeEdit

жаль (žal’) (invariable, impersonal form)

  1. it's a pity
  2. (with the subject in the dative) pities, is sorry
    Ему́ жаль еёHe pities her.
    Мне жаль смотре́ть на неёIt grieves me to look at her.
    Ему́ жаль куска́ хле́баHe begrudges a crust of bread.
    о́чень жальmore’s the pity.
    как жаль!what a pity!

VerbEdit

жаль (žal’)

  1. Imperative of жалить: bite!, sting!

UkrainianEdit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

жаль (žalʹm inan (genitive жа́лю, nominative plural жалі́)

  1. regret, grief, sorrow, pity

DeclensionEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • жаль” in Ivan Bilodid (editor-in-chief) (1970–1980), Slovnyk ukrajinsʹkoji movy [Dictionary of the Ukrainian language], in 11 vols, Kiev: Naukova Dumka