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Common Russian phrases with audio


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over 4 years ago
Where I can find a good resource for learning the Russian language? I would like to start by learning basic Russian phrases and their pronunciation.
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answered by
over 4 years ago

Do you start learning Russian? Great, I happen to have an old post where I will cover almost 100 popular Russian phrases that Russians use every day.

Acquiring proficiency in a foreign language is time-consuming because you have to remember a lot of vocabulary and many grammar rules. So I think that your idea of learning at the beginning lots of basic phrases is very good

Perhaps these 100 or so Russian phrases will not be sufficient to communicate fluently, but you will notice the first effects of studying the Russian language and realize that 'it works' 😀

You will say things and will be understood by Russian native speakers. This initial success will motivate you even more and you will make a good progress. You will find the phrases below.

Russian phrases with audio and English translation

Russian Pronunciation English
How to greet somebody in Russian
Привет Hi (informal)
Здравствуйте Hello
Доброе утро Good morning (in the morning)
Добрый день Good day (during the day)
Добрый вечер Good evening
Пока See you! (informal)
До встречи Untill next time (informal)
Увидимся позже See you later (informal)
Надеюсь ещё встретимся. I hope we will see each other.
До свидания Goodbye (formal)
Хорошего дня Have a good day (formal)
Спокойной ночи Good night. (formal)
How to introduce yourself
Меня зовут... My name is...
Как тебя зовут? What's your name? (informal)
Как вас зовут? What's your name? (formal)
Приятно познакомиться. Nice to meet you.
Очень приятно. It's a pleasure.
Рад нашей встрече. I am glad we have met.
Как дела? How are things? (informal)
В порядке. А у тебя? All good, and you? (informal)
У меня тоже в порядке. I'm good as well.
Как ты? How are you? (informal)
Все хорошо, спасибо Everything is good, thank you.
Что у тебя нового? What is the news (with you) ? (informal)
Все то же, учеба, дом. Like always, study, house. (informal)
When we don't understand
Извини, я не понял. Можешь повторить? I'm sorry, I don't understand. Can you repeat? (informal)
Можешь повторить, пожалуйста? Can you repeat, please? (informal)
Можешь говорить медленно? Can you speak slowly? (informal)
Вы можете записать это от меня? Can you write it down form me? (formal)
Извините я не говорю по русски. Sorry, I don't speak Russian.
Я немного говорю по русски. I speak Russian just a little.
Вы говорите по-английски? Do you speak English? (formal)
Russian small talk and travel phrases
Откуда ты? Where are you from? (informal)
Я из Польши. I'm from Poland.
Ты иностранец? Are you a foreigner? (informal)
Я поляк. I'm a Pole.
Что делаешь? What do you do?
Ничего особенного. Nothing special.
Как твой день? How is your day? (informal)
В порядке. All right.
Когда ты прилетел в Россию? When did you fly to Russia? (informal, to a man)
Я прилетел вчера. I flew yesterday.
Надолго ты прилетел? How long are you staying?
На неделю. For a week.
Food, locations and shopping
Хочешь что–нибудь есть? Would you like to eat something?
Хочешь что–нибудь попить? Would you like to drink something?
Ты голодный? Are you hungry? (informal, to a man)
Да , немного. Yes, a little.
Ты голодная? Are you hungry?(informal, to a woman)
Нет, спасибо. No, thank you.
Что ты хотела бы съесть? What would you like to eat? (informal, to a woman)
Не знаю даже. I don't even know.
Где ты живёшь? Where do you live? (informal)
Я живу в центре Москвы. I live in the centre of Moscow.
Извините, не подскажите, где улица Республики? Excuse me, where is Republica street?
Улица Республики там, через перекрёсток. Republica street is there, behind the crosswords.
Далеко отсюда центр города? Is the city centre far from here?
Нет, не далеко. No, not far
Сколько это стоит? How much is it?
Это стоит 200 (двести) рублей. It's 200 rubles
Сколько с меня? How much do I pay
С вас пять рублей. Five rubles, please.

I hope that you will learn these common phrases in Russian very quickly. Please let me know below if you have any questions regarding Russian language, grammar, pronunciation or if you need audio for other Russian phrases.

Also, feel free to visit my own language blog where I write about learning foreign languages.

answered by
over 4 years ago

Wow, fantastic job, lots of useful Russian phrases with audio. Thanks a lot Artur!

answered by
about 2 years ago

Это выглядит очень мило, спасибо.

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