Imperfective: а (a)
English Meaning: 1. and 2. but 3. Ah!, Oh!

Example Sentences:

Это не лягушка, а жаба.
ɛ́to ne lyagúshka, a zhába.
That is not a frog, but a toad.
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Эта мебель совершенно новая, а моя кошка уже её поцарапала.
ɛ́ta mébel' sovershénno nóvaya, a moyá kóshka uzhé eyó potsarápala.
This furniture is brand new, and my cat has already scratched it.
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Моя бабушка использует только масло, а не маргарин.
moyá bábushka ispól'zuet tól'ko máslo, a ne margarín.
My grandma only uses butter, no margarine.
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Я предпочитаю работать на Макинтоше, а не на ПК.
ya predpochitáyu rabótat' na makintóshe, a ne na pе kа.
I prefer working on a Mac than a PC.
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На свадьбе были его родители, а также его бывшая жена.
na svád'be býli evó rodíteli, a tákzhe evó bývshaya zhená.
His parents were at the wedding as well as his ex-wife.
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Одна голова - хорошо, а две - лучше.
odná golová - khoroshó, a dvé - lúchshe.
Two heads are better than one.
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Мне тридцать пять лет, а Вам?
mne trídtsat' pyat' let, a vam?
I'm 35 years old and how old are you?
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