сейчас

RussianEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

Univerbation of сей (sej) + час (čas), ”this hour”, ”this time” (note: “сей” is dated, bookish or stilted (unlike “э́тот”), “час” in the sense of “time” is dated or poetic).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): [sʲɪˈt͡ɕas] (phonetic respelling: сеча́с) (й (j) is mostly silent, even in a very formal pronunciation)
  • IPA(key): [ɕːas] (phonetic respelling: щас) (casual, very common)
  • IPA(key): [sʲɪjˈt͡ɕas] (slow and thorough, less common)
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  • Rhymes: -as

AdverbEdit

сейча́с (sejčás)

  1. now, at present
  2. presently, immediately, at once
  3. just now

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