короче

RussianEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): [kɐˈrot͡ɕe]
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Etymology 1Edit

AdverbEdit

коро́че (koróče)

  1. comparative degree of коро́ткий (korótkij)
  2. comparative degree of ко́ротко (kórotko)

Etymology 2Edit

Ellipsis of коро́че говоря́ (koróče govorjá)

AdverbEdit

коро́че (koróče)

  1. (slang) in other words, long story short (as an introductory word)
    Synonym: коро́че говоря́ (koróče govorjá)
  2. (slang) so, anyway (as an introductory word)
    Коро́че, ты сего́дня прихо́дишь и́ли нет?Koróče, ty sevódnja prixódišʹ íli net?So are you coming today or not?
DescendantsEdit
  • Armenian: կառոչի (kaṙočʿi), կառոչե (kaṙočʿe)
  • Georgian: კაროჩე (ḳaroče)
  • Kazakh: кароче (karoçe)

InterjectionEdit

коро́че (koróče)

  1. (potentially impolite, colloquial) right; signpost word to change the subject in a discussion or discourse
    Synonym: (familiar) сме́ним те́му (sménim tému)
  2. (impolite when opponent finished his speech) a request to repeat statement in layman's terms; without fuss or needless words
    Synonyms: что (što), (familiar) повтори́ (povtorí)
  3. (impolite when opponent not finished his speech) a request to shorten speech drastically; to conclude immediately
    Synonym: покоро́че (pokoróče)
Derived termsEdit