Learn Russian online: Basic Russian words and phrases

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Russian (audio)
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Hello!Здравствуйте
(formal or adressing a group of people)
Здравствуй
(informal)
Привет
(colloquial. Speaking to a close friend or friends)
[zdrá-stvooy-tye]

[zdrá-stvooy]

[pree-vyét]
Good morning!Доброе утро![dó-bra-ye óot-ra]
Good day!Добрый день![dó-bri dyen]
Good evening!Добрый вечер![dó-bri vyé-cheer]
Good night!Спокойной ночи![spa-kóy-nay nóchi]
How are you? - (Very) well!Как дела? -
(Очень) хорошо!
[kak dee-lá?] - [(ó-cheen) ha-ra-shó]
Thank you (very much)!(Большое) спасибо![(bal-shó-ye) spa-sée-ba]
Please /
You are welcome/
Here you are
Пожалуйста[pa-zhál-sta]
Goodbye!До свидания![da svee-dá-nee-ya]
See you!Пока![pa-ká]
Sorry (formal)! - Sorry (informal)!Извините! -
Извини!
[eez-vee-née-tye] -
[eez-vee-née]
It doesn't matter.Ничего[nee-chye-vó]
Yes - NoДа - Нет[da] - [nyet]
MaybeМожет бьть[mó-zhyt bit]

Move your mouse over Russian words and phrases to hear sound samples.

English
Russian (audio)
Transcription
Do you speak English (German)
(French)?
Вы говорите по-английски
(по-немецки)
(по-французски)?
[vy ga-va-rée-tye pa-an-gléey-skee
(pa-nye-myé-tskee)
(pa-fran-tsóos-kee)]
I (didn't) understandЯ (не) понял (m)
Я (не) поняла (f)
[ya (nye) pó-neel]
[ya (nye) pa-nee-lá]
Did you understand (formal)?
Did you understand (informal)?

Вы поняли?

Ты понял? (m)

Ты поняла? (f)
[vi pó-nee-lee]
[ti pó-neel]
[ti pa-nee-lá]
Repeat, please! (formal) -
Repeat, please (informal)
Повторите, пожалуйста! -
Повтори, пожалуйста!
[pav-ta-rée-tye, pa-zhál-sta] -
[pav-ta-rée, pa-zhál-sta]
I (don't) knowЯ (не) знаю[ya (nye) sná-yoo]
I (don't) like itМне это (не) нравится[mnye é-ta (nye) nrá-vee-tsa]
With pleasure!С удовольствием![s-oo-da-vól-stvee-yem]
I can (not)Я (не) могу[ya (nye) ma-góo]
I (don't) wantЯ (не) хочу[ya (nye) ha-chóo]