In the section “Survival Russian” we gathered the basics of the Russian vocabulary for those who is just starting to learn Russian.
Survival Russian vocabulary will help you to remove the first bricks from your language barrier.
If you already know all these basic Russian words, we recommend you to switch to the section Russian words for beginners.
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.
yes; sometimes used to amplify what was said (without "yes" meaning)
good afternoon, good day, hello
beautiful, handsome, good-looking
don't mention it, there is nothing to thank me for, no problem
bless you! (after somebody sneezes, lit. - be healthy!)
carefully, cautiously; with care!; be careful!; watch out!
how are you?
nice to meet you