Have you ever thought about how many words in Russian? Can I count them? Has anyone tried to do this?
Thinking, we can assume that for this it is enough to look into our huge explanatory dictionaries: after all, they indicate the number of words given. However, in different dictionaries, the figures are far from the same. For example, in the “Explanatory Dictionary of the Russian Language” edited by DN Ushakov, there are about eighty thousand words, and in the famous “Explanatory Dictionary of the Living Great Russian Language” by Vladimir Ivanovich Dal, there are more than two hundred thousand of them, because the author took into account the words of local dialects, then there are dialectisms. But after all, the dictionary of Dahl – the fruit of the
Each of us knows more words than he uses… So in Pushkin’s works there are not many words in his works, although they existed in his time and, of course, he knew…
Twenty-one thousand words, used by Pushkin in his works, indicate a huge range of his ideas and knowledge and his ability to master the vocabulary richness of the Russian language.
Pushkin’s verbal wealth lies in the exceptional variety of words he uses to express his thoughts, even when he needs to express the same or similar concepts.
In different cases and for different purposes, Pushkin calls the poet a poet, a singer, a poet, or a pi… Along with the word “brave,” he uses the words “brave,” “brave,” “fearless.” The poet skillfully used the synonymous richness of his native language.
Such a variety of means of expression we find in other masters of the word. But only there are not yet special dictionaries, to which we could refer, talking about this. Someday, Russian linguistic science will fill this gap.