What does "ничего" mean?

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What does "ничего" mean?

Postby IvanPerez » Sep 19th, 15, 00:57

I started learning Russian and that word appears in a dialogue. What are its uses? (I barely know any russian)

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Re: What does "ничего" mean?

Postby Annasjena » Sep 21st, 15, 14:59

Hola! "Ничего" means "nothing"
Я ничего не ел целый день - I have eaten nothing for the day;
Я ничего от тебя не хочу - I want nothing of you
but we use the double negative form in Russian: Я НИЧЕГО НЕ вижу - I see nothing
It's possible to use this word in the diary speech, as a sinonym to "ok":
Как дела? - Ничего. (How are you? - I'm ok)
or as an answer for a begging pardon:
Извините, пожалуйста! - Ничего (страшного) (Excuse me! - Not at all)
Good luck!


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