shut up in Russian

заткнись

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verb, perf.

How to read (transcription)

[zatk-NEES']

Translation

shut up

Заткнись is the most straightforward way to say shut up in Russian.

In comes from the infinitive затыкаться / заткнуться.

Examples of "shut up" in Russian

  • Да заткнись ты уже, надоел!
    [da zatk-NEES' ty u-ZHE, na-da-YEL]
    Shut up already, tired of you!
  • На твоём месте я бы заткнулся и не выступал.
    [na tra-YOM MYES-tye ya by satk-NUL-sya ee nye vys-tu-PAL]
    If I were you I would shut up and not say a thing.

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