RussianEdit

EtymologyEdit

Inherited from Proto-Slavic *nъ, from Proto-Balto-Slavic *nu, from Proto-Indo-European *nu.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): [nu]
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InterjectionEdit

ну (nu)

  1. well
    Ну!Nu!Well! (indicating surprise and a little disbelief)
    Ну что ж?Nu što ž?So what now?
    Ну так что́ же?Nu tak štó že?So what is it?
    Да ну́!Da !No/I don't need it/I don't want to!
    Да ну?!Da nu?!Really?!

DescendantsEdit

  • Yiddish: נו(nu)
  • Hebrew: נוּ

AdverbEdit

ну (nu)

  1. (colloquial) yeah, yep (impolite, sometimes implying a question - so what?)
    Ты э́то чита́л? — Ну, и?Ty éto čitál? — Nu, i?Have you read this? - Yeah, so what?