Russian Words and Phrases

Some Basic Phrases

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(Bold syllables indicate stress)

YesДа
dah
NoНет
Nyet
MaybeМожет быть
moh-zhit bit’
HelloЗдравствуйте
zdrav-stvooy-tye
HiПривет
preev-yet
Good DayДобрый День
doh-bry dzyen
Good AfternoonДобрый День
doh-bry dzyen
Good NightДобрый Вечер
doh-bry vyecher
Good Bye (General Use)До свидания
duh-svee-dah-nya
See You (will see them in a short while)Пока
pah-kah
Farewell (don’t know when you’ll see them next)Прощай

proh-shchai
See you tomorrowДо завтра
dah zav-trah
Please/You’re WelcomeПожалуйста
poh-zhahl-stah
Thank YouСпасибо
spah-see-bah
SorryПростите
proh-stee-tye
WelcomeДобро Пожаловатьdah-broh poh-zhahl-oh-vat How are you doing?Как дела?
kahk dze-la?
Okay, AlrightЛадно
Lahd-nah
ExcellentХорошо
Khah-rah-sho
(Not) bad(Не)плохо
(neh)ploh-khah
As alwaysКак всегда
Kahk vseg-dah
Pleased to meet youОчень Приятно
oh-chen’ pree-yaht-noh
How old are you?Сколько вам лет?
Skohl-kuh vahm l-yet
I’m x years oldМне __ года/лет
m-nyeh __ goh-dah/l-yet
Excuse me…Извените
eez-ve-nee-tye
Do you speak English?Вы знаете Английский?
vi znah-yeh-tye an-glee-skee
What languages do you speak?Kакие языки вы знаете?
kahk-ee-ye yah-zik-ee vi znah-ye-tye?
How do you say x n Russian?Как по-Русски…?
Kahk pah-roos-kee
I don’t understandЯ (не) понимаю
yah (neh-) poh-nee-mah-yoo
I (don’t) knowЯ (не) знаю
yah (neh-) znah-yoo
Where are you from?Откуда вы?
ot-koo-dah vi?
What is your name?Как вас зовут?
kahk vas zah-voot
My name is…Меня зовут
meen-yah zah-voot
What time is it?Cколько времени?
skohl-kuh vreh-meh-nee?
How much does it cost?Сколько стоит?
skohl-kuh stoy-it
Is that everything?Это всё?
eh-ta v-syoh?
Do you know where x is?Вы знаете где…?
vi znah-yeh-tye g-dze
Do you want…?Ты хочешь?
Ti kho-chesh
That isn’t necessaryНет, не надо
nyet, neh nah-duh
Help me, pleaseПомогите, Пожалуйста
pah-mah-gee-tyeh, poh-zhahl-stah
Bless you! (after cough or sneeze)Будьте здоровы!
Boodz-tye z-dah-roh-vi

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1 Comment »

  1. wow…i have a lot to learn. lol

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