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. (The examples for every word might not match the selected level.)
to translate; to transfer; to convert; to take across
satellite, sputnik; companion
tsar, czar, tzar; king, ruler
Царь - э́то основно́й ти́тул мона́рхов Ру́сского госуда́рства с 1547-го по 1721-й год.
tsar - é-ta as-nav-nóî tée-tul ma-nár-haf rús-ka-va ga-su-dárst-vá c tý-sya-cha peet'-sót só-rak seed'-mó-va pa tý-sya-cha seem'-sót dvá-tsat' pyér-vyî got
Czar is the main title of the monarchs of the Russian state from 1547 to 1721.
Уже́ не́сколько лет ка́ждый второ́й вто́рник октября́ в ми́ре отмеча́ется День достиже́ний же́нщин в нау́ке.
u-zhé nyés-kal'-ka lyet kázh-dyî fta-róî ftór-neek ak-teeb-ryá v mée-rye at-mee-chá-ee-tsa dyen' das-tee-zhé-neeî zhén-scheen v na-ú-kye
For several years now, every second Tuesday of October, the world celebrates Women's Achievement Day in science.
to stand, to take one's stand; to become, to grow, to get
to do some work, to put in some work
effort, strain, exertion
to deceive, to cheat; to trick; to swindle; to be unfaithful to (one's spouse)
stopover, transfer, change
to get tired
to meet, to encounter, to come across
to pass / go / walk (by / through / over / along); to be held; to be over; to go off
sight, point of interest
holiday, day off, week-end
to go / pass (by / through / over / along); to be over
harvest, yield, crop
request, entreaty, application, solicitation, bill
weekdays, working days
curious, interesting, intriguing; (about a person) curious, inquisitive