Thursday, December 2, 2010

Word of the day: конкретно

Конкретно [kahnkretnah] means exactly, definitely, specifically.

1) Что конкретно ты имеешь в виду? - What exactly do you mean?
2) Он конкретно решил изменить всё. - He definitely/really decided to change everything.
3) Он - христианин, а конкретно - православный. — He is a Christian, more specifically an orthodox one.

Though in most cases the word "конкретно" is stylistically neutral, it could have sort of jargon or colloquial shade.
Ты конкретно не прав — You are with no doubt wrong.
In a jargon speech you may meet a combination of "Чисто-конкретно" with the meaning "no doubt, straight forward, surely". In 1990-s, this was a bandit's slang.