In the section “Russian Words for Beginners” you can find basic Russian vocabulary that will help you to gain some confidence in making basic conversations and don’t look for your words when you want to express some simple ideas in Russian.
This section is not for complete beginners. If you are a complete beginner, we recommend you to start here: Survival Russian – Russian for dummies.
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.
to draw, to paint
to call, to ring
pants, trousers, breeches, slacks
pedestrain crossing, crosswalk
Вла́сти го́рода вы́делили де́ньги на строи́тельство подзе́много пешехо́дного перехо́да в э́том ме́сте.
vlás-tee gó-ra-da vý-dee-lee-lee dyén'-gee na stra-ée-teel'st-va pad-zyém-na-va pee-shee-hód-na-va pee-ree-hó-da v é-tam myés-tye
The city authorities allocated money for the construction of an underground pedestrian crossing in this place.
turn, turning-point; rotation
to put, to place (lying down)
to happen, to take place, to occur