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ну

ну

See also: њу and Appendix:Variations of "ny"

Russian

Interjection

ну (nu)

  1. well
    Ну!Nu! ― Well! (indicating surprise and a little disbelief)
    Ну что ж?Nu što ž? ― Well, what?
    Ну так что́ же?Nu tak štó že? ― Well, what about it?
    Да ну́!Da ! ― No, I don't want to! ("Совсе́м не хочу́!" is synonymous)

Adverb

ну (nu)

  1. (colloquial) yeah, yep (impolite, sometimes implying a question - so what?)
    Ты э́то чита́л? — Ну?Ty éto čitál? — Nu? ― Have you read this? - Yeah, so what?