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Russian grammar: Subordinating conjunction

Definition: There are many especial words that Russian language has like subordinating conjunctions. A subordinating conjunction is an especial word that joins together an independent clause with a dependent clause in order to form a complete sentence. Russian people usually use subordinating conjunctions to join two clauses or sentences into a large sentence that owns a complete sense. Some of these subordinate conjunctions are:

Subordinating Conjunction in Russian

becauseпотому что*potomu chto*
because, for the reason thatоттого что*ottogo chto*
because, sinceтак как*tak kak*
since, on account of, because ofввиду того что*vvidu togo chto*
thanks to, due to the fact thatблагодар я тому что*blagodar ya tomu chto*
because, forибо*ibo*
to, in order to, so thatчтобы*chtoby*
so, so thatтак что*tak chto*
if, sinceраз*raz*
although, thoughхотя / хоть*hotya / hotʹ*
in spite ofнесмотря на то что*nesmotrya na to chto*
it beпускай*puskaĭ*
however, but thenвпрочем*vprochem*

Examples in Russian

  • I late because my car failure.
  • Я поздно, потому что моя машина неудачи.
  • YA pozdno, potomu chto moya mashina nyeudachi.
  • I driving bike since five years.
  • Я вождение велосипеда так как пять лет.
  • YA vozhdenie velosipeda tak kak pyatʹ let.
  • I have to get out early because the bus leaves at six o'clock in the afternoon.
  • Я должен выйти рано, потому что автобус отправляется в 6:00 после полудня.
  • YA dolzhen vyĭti rano, potomu chto avtobus otpravlyaet·sya v 6:00 posle poludnya.
  • If I would play, sure win.
  • если я буду играть, уверен, победить.
  • *yesli ya budu igratʹ, uveren, pobeditʹ.*
  • Just want to say I love you.
  • только хочу сказать я люблю тебя.
  • *tolʹko hochu skazatʹ ya lyublyu tebya.*
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