Learn the Russian Language: 12 Common Russian Words & Phrases

06 Jun 12 Common Russian Words & Phrases

The Russian language is the most geographically widespread Slavic language of Eurasia. It is the official language of Russia and the largest native spoken language in Ukraine and Belarus. Russian is also widely spoken in Central Asian countries including Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan.

Whether you have an upcoming trip to Russia, a business meeting, or simply new to learning Russian, attempt to learn the following 12 basic Russian words and phrases to help you communicate with ease.

1.       Добро пожаловать! – Dobro pozhalovat’! – Welcome!

2.       Здра́вствуйте! – Zdravstvuyte! (formal) / Приве́т! – Privet! (informal) – Hello!

3.       Доброе утро! – Dobroe utro! – Good Morning!

4.       Как ваши дела?  – Kak vashy dela? (formal) / Как дела? – Kak dela? (informal) – How are you?

5.       Спасибо, хорошо. А у вас? – Spasibo, horosho. A u vas?  (formal) – I’m good, thank you. And you?

          Спасибо, хорошо. А ты? – Spasibo, horosho. A ty? (informal)

6.       Как вас зовут? – Kak vas zovut? (formal) – What’s your name?

          Как тебя зовут? – Kak tebya zovut? (informal)

7.       Меня зовут ... – Menya zovut (…) – My name is (…)

8.       До свидания – Do svidaniya (formal) / Пока – Poka! (informal) – Goodbye

9.       Да – Da – Yes

10.     Нет – Net – No

11.      Я не понимаю – Ya ne ponimayu – I don’t understand

12.     Повторите, пожалуйста – Povtorite, pozhaluysta – Please say that again.

Do you want to learn more words and phrases in Russian? Join a group or one-to-one course today!

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