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редкий in English:

1. rare


rare birds
Our land abounds in nature’s gifts, Of beauty rich and rare; In history’s page let every stage, Advance Australia Fair!
Complete agreement between theory and practice is a rare case.
Rare gems include aquamarine, amethyst, emerald, quartz and ruby.
My haircut only cost 1,000 yen. That's pretty rare these days. He probably didn't have a license.
It's rare that history comes with a man that his fear is set in the hearts of kings all around earth.
If we don't make the utmost effort to protect the rainforests, many of the rare species in them will become extinct.
Every rare thing is expensive, besides a cheap horse is rare, therefore a cheap horse is expensive.
We only meet on the rare occasions when one of our friends has birthday.
1. In rare cases, they may last a day or two. 2. It's rare to see sth like this.
Colourful zebras are rare these days so you'll be lucky to see them
Snow is a rare sight in Spain. / 2. I know, but it's a rare item and rare items cost a lot. / 3. Humility and humor, a rare combination. / 4. You have a rare, natural talent. / 5. You have a rare beauty, Ann.
a rare feeling when you do not run after a bus, you just wait for it like regular people
Send them to distant lands to seek some rare treasure. This is a rare vintage from an obscure village in Bordeaux.

English word "редкий"(rare) occurs in sets:

300 most important Russian adjectives 126 - 150

2. uncommon


A six-figure income is not uncommon for physicians.
Such a case is not uncommon today.
Cholera is uncommon in Japan.
It is uncommon for people to live over 100 years old.
Water is an uncommon natural resource in some African countries.
It's uncommon to see such a thing.
It’s uncommon to see dolphins from the beach because they don’t usually come so close.
It is so uncommon to find a foreigner learning Polish for fun.
We sometimes say: "Common sense is quite uncommon."
The only remaining region in the world where obesity is uncommon is sub-Saharan Africa.
A tyrant must put on the appearance of uncommon devotion to religion. Subjects are less apprehensive of illegal treatment from a ruler whom they consider god-fearing and pious.