When you are learning Russian or any other language, one of the things that separates you from beginner to intermediate and from intermediate to advanced is your vocabulary.
We dedicated Learn Russian Words to those who want to increase their Russian vocabulary and have more opportunities to practice.
Below, you can find the intermediate Russian vocabulary from our series Russian Word of the Day.
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to (try to) get, to obtain, to achieve, to reach; to secure; to strive for; to seek after
Изве́стно мно́жество приме́ров, когда́ вели́кие лю́ди добива́лись успе́ха лишь по́сле того́, как находи́ли своё призва́ние.
eez-vyés-na mnó-zheest-va pree-myé-raf, kag-dá vee-lée-kee-ye lyú-dee da-bee-vá-lees' us-pyé-ha leesh' pós-lye ta-vó, kak na-ha-dée-lee sva-yó preez-vá-nee-ye
There are many examples when great people achieved success only after they found their calling.
to upset; to frustrate, to derange, to disrupt
Во вре́мя вы́доха представля́йте, что вме́сте с во́здухом вы изверга́ете из себя́ весь негати́в.
va vryé-mya vý-da-ha preet-stav-lyáî-tye, chto vmyés-tye s vóz-du-ham vy eez-veer-gá-ee-tye ees see-byá vyes' nee-ga-teef
As you exhale, imagine that you are spewing out all the negativity along with the air.
condition, term, clause; (plural) conditions, circumstances
coverlet, bedspread, counterpane; shawl; covering, layer
Лёгкое пля́жное покрыва́ло мо́жно испо́льзовать в ка́честве наки́дки на пле́чи для защи́ты от зага́ра.
lýoh-ka-ye plyázh-na-ye pa-kry-vá-la mózh-na ees-pól'-za-vat' f ká-cheest-vye na-kéet-kee na plyé-chee dlya za-schée-ty at za-gá-ra
A lightweight beach cover can be used as a shoulder cover to protect against sunburn.
multicolored, of different colors
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