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.
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. (The examples for every word might not match the selected level.)
spicy, piquant; heady
to find oneself; to turn out (to be), to be found; to prove to be
slap in the face
absent-minded, scattered; dissipated; dispersed; diffused
to get lost / confused / puzzled, to lose one's head
cobweb, net, spiderweb
mercy, compassion, charity
to turn out, to be found, to prove to be; to find oneself, to fall within
amateur, dilettante; lover, fan
Гра́ждане прояви́ли бди́тельность и сообщи́ли в поли́цию о подозри́тельном паке́те на ста́нции метро́.
grázh-da-nye pra-ee-vée-lee bdée-teel'-nast' ee sa-ap-schée-lee f pa-lée-tsee-yu a pa-da-zrée-teel'-nam pa-kyé-tye na stán-tsee-ee meet-ró
Citizens displayed vigilance and informed the police about a suspicious package at the metro station.
to get rid of, to throw off, to shake off
to shave (oneself), to get a shave
at all cost, at any price, at all hazards
temple (body part)
to take the garbage out
to ride, to be carried on somebody's back
to hate, to loathe
to get a haircut
to look out; to peep out, to appear
to blush, to flush, to redden
(about a fire) to put out, to extinguish; (cooking) to braise, to stew
haircut; process of cutting the hair
it's all the same, it doesn't matter, (I) don't care; anyway, still, in any case
to copy off, to crib
white frost, hoarfrost, rime
Согла́сно наро́дным приме́там, тума́н и и́ней у́тром 10-го апре́ля предвеща́ют бога́тый урожа́й.
sag-lás-na na-ród-nym pree-myé-tam, tu-mán ee ée-neeî út-ram dee-syá-ta-va ap-ryé-lya preed-vee-schá-yut ba-gá-tyî u-ra-zháî
According to local knowledge, fog and frost on the morning of April 10 foreshadow a rich harvest.