Russian edit

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): [ˈʂto‿nʲɪbʊtʲ] (phonetic respelling: што́-нибудь)
  • IPA(key): [ˈʂto nʲɪˌbutʲ] (phonetic respelling: што́-нибудь)
  • (colloquial) IPA(key): [ˈʂto nʲitʲ] (phonetic respelling: што́-нить)
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Pronoun edit

что́-нибудь (štó-nibudʹn

  1. (indefinite pronoun) anything, something (implies one does not care what, or does not have any particular thing in mind)
    Synonym: что́-либо (štó-libo)
    Ви́дите ли вы что́-нибудь?Vídite li vy štó-nibudʹ?Do you see anything?

Usage notes edit

The particle -нибудь is used more often in spoken speech, while the particle -либо is used more often in writing. Apart from this, they are largely synonymous, with their use subject to the stylistic and idiosyncratic preferences of individual speakers.

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