На всякий случай

Learn useful Russian phrases and practice your reading and listening skills with the examples and audio recorded by a native Russian speaker.

The phrase of this lesson must be in your vocabulary… just in case.

Read the examples, listen to the audio file and make one more step to being a fluent Russian speaker!

The audio for the lesson is recorded at three different speeds: slow, adapted (slower than normal) and normal.

Description (описание): на вся́кий слу́чай

Meaning (значение):

just in case, to make sure

Related expressions (связанные выражения):

[разг.] на вся́кий пожа́рный (слу́чай),
[разг.] ма́ло ли что (мо́жет случи́ться) (you never know what can happen)

Examples (примеры):

  1. Хоть в э́том и не́ было необходи́мости, на вся́кий слу́чай мы сде́лали ко́пию докуме́нтов.
    Although it was not necessary, we made a copy of the documents just in case.
  2. На вся́кий слу́чай я возьму́ с собо́й па́спорт, ма́ло ли заче́м он мо́жет пона́добиться.
    Just in case I’ll take my passport with me, you never know when you might need it.
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