Advanced Russian

Boost your Russian to a new level with the advanced Russian words and phrases!

We created Learn Russian Words to those who want to increase their Russian vocabulary and have more opportunities to practice.

Below, we have gathered all the advanced Russian words from our series Russian Word of the Day.

Every word comes with a picture (visible on desktop devices), two examples and an audio recorded by a native Russian speaker. Click on the word or a picture for more details.

копу́ша [ka-pú-sha] Noun, masculine or feminine

slowpoke, dawdler

  • Ну ты и копу́ша!

    nu ty ee ka-pú-sha

    You are such a slowpoke!

  • И́з-за тебя́, копу́ша, мы опозда́ем на по́езд!

    eez-za tee-byá, ka-pú-sha, my a-paz-dá-eem na pó-eest

    Because of you, slowpoke, we'll be late for the train!

предвеща́ть [pryed-vee-schát'] Verb, imperfective. Perfective - предвести́ть

to forebode, to presage, to betoken, to foreshadow

  • Ничто́ не предвеща́ло беды́.

    neech-tó nye pryed-vee-schá-la bee-dý

    There were no signs of trouble.

  • Контра́кт предвеща́л партнёрам хоро́шие дивиде́нды.

    kant-rákt pryed-vee-schál part-nyó-ram ha-ró-shee-ye dee-vee-dyén-ty

    The contract foreshadowed good dividends for the partners.