About Spring / весна sayings

Discussion in 'Русский (Russian)' started by davdov, Mar 17, 2014.

  1. davdov Member

    Marbella Spain
    croatian
    Hello!

    I try to find a good expression to say something like "it feels like spring"
    What do you think about something like: "В воздухе пахнет весной" ? or is there any saying about the beginning of spring?

    Thanks for the help!
     
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  2. Maroseika Moderator

    Moscow
    Russian
    This one is very well (also ...запахло весной). Usually this is said exactly about the beginning of spring, when the snow starts thawing.
    Other variants: повеяло весной, (в воздухе) веет весной, чувствуется запах весны.
     
  3. rusita preciosa

    rusita preciosa Modus forendi

    USA (Φιλαδέλφεια)
    Russian (Moscow)
    From my POV, you have to provide a bit more context. What exactly you want the expression to convey? Whom do you want to address it to (is it a love letter or an informal email to a business partner?)?

    Without any context, sounds good if you want to say "air smells like spring".

    Cross-posted with Maroseika...
     
  4. davdov Member

    Marbella Spain
    croatian
    Great, thanks a lot Maroseika, its exactly the expression i was looking for! (when the snow starts thawing)
     
  5. davdov Member

    Marbella Spain
    croatian
    I want to send a pic of my garden to one of my friend in Moscow, showing him that the spring is coming . I think what Maroseika wrote "запахло весной" sounds good. But if you have other sayings about it, i would like to hear it :) . Thank you
     
  6. rusita preciosa

    rusita preciosa Modus forendi

    USA (Φιλαδέλφεια)
    Russian (Moscow)
    :thumbsup:
     
  7. Drink

    Drink Senior Member

    New England
    English - New England, Russian - Moscow
    I recommend omitting "в воздухе". Just "пахнет/зпахло весной" is enough. Another alternative is "в воздухе запах весны", but in this case "в воздухе" is required.
     
  8. Slavianophil Senior Member

    Russian
    "В окно повеяло весною..." - строчка из стихотворения Плещеева.
     
  9. davdov Member

    Marbella Spain
    croatian
    Thanks a lot to everyone! I appreciate all your ideas and solutions :):thumbsup:
     

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