20 most important Russian words

Jul 10, 2020 | Russian audio vocabulary

What are the most important words in any language? At Learn Russian Words, we think those that allow you to find common language with anyone.

And what would those words be? We believe those that help you to be polite and nice to people and to express the basic signs of communication: agreement and disagreement, request, gratitude, understanding, and so on.

This is why today, for all the beginners, we gathered 20 words and phrases that fit the description above and can be considered the most important Russian words.

Click on any word to open its detailed explanation and see the examples.

At the end of the list, there is a link to flashcards which will help you to memorize all these important Russian words.

Most important Russian words with audio

да [da] Particle , can be also an interjection with the meaning "and" or "but"
yes; sometimes used to amplify what was said (without "yes" meaning)
нет [nyet] Particle
hello, hi
здра́вствуйте [zdrástvuîtye] Interjection , informal - "здра́вствуй"
(formal) hello; good morning / afternoon / evening
bye (informal)
до свида́ния [da sveedáneeya] Phrase
thanks, thank you
please; you're welcome
не за что [nye za chto] Phrase
don't mention it, there is nothing to thank me for, no problem
коне́чно [kanyéchna] Adverb
of course, sure
поня́тно [panyátna] Adverb
clear, understandable; I see!
мо́жно [mózhna] Adverb
allowed, one can
not allowed, one cannot, one should not
как дела́? [kak deelá] Phrase
how are you?
хорошо́ [harashó] Adverb
good, well
normally, properly; it's ok, normal
отли́чно [atléechna] Adverb
excellent, very good, perfect, great
nice to meet you
прия́тного аппети́та [preeyátnava appeetéeta] Phrase
enjoy your meal, bon appetit
хоро́шего дня [harósheeva dnya] Phrase
Have a good day!

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