Advanced Russian vocabulary

Advanced Russian vocabulary from our “Russian Word of the Day” series. Every word comes with a picture, audio and two examples.

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Russian slang, proverbs, idioms, and many other different words and expressions in Modern Conversational Russian Dictionary.

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вля́паться [vlyá-pa-tsa] Verb , perfective
to walk smack; (figurative) to get into [a mess]
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взаимопонима́ние [vza-ee-ma-pa-nee-má-nee-ye] Noun , neuter
mutual understanding
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мура́шки [mu-rásh-kee] Noun , plural
goosebumps
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преодолева́ть [pree-a-da-lee-vát'] Verb , imperfective
to overcome, to overpass, to surmount, to get over
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ито́г [ee-tók] Noun , masculine
result, sum, total
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барда́к [bar-dák] Noun , masculine
mess, jumble, clutter
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начеку́ [na-chee-kú] Adverb
on the alert, on one's guard, on the look-out
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заве́домо [za-vyé-da-ma] Adverb
wittingly, deliberately, knowingly; admittedly, certainly
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сногсшиба́тельный [snok-sshee-bá-teel'-nyî] Adjective
stunning, astounding
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единоро́г [ye-dee-na-rók] Noun , masculine
unicorn
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люби́тель [lyu-bée-tyel'] Noun , masculine
amateur, dilettante; lover, fan
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запреде́льный [za-pree-dyél'-nyî] Adjective
exorbitant, beyond the limits; fantastic, incredible, horrible
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раздобы́ть [raz-da-být'] Verb , perfective
to get, to obtain
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закругля́ться [za-kru-glyá-tsa] Verb , imperfective
to round off, to curve; (slang) to wrap it up, to call it a day
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бди́тельность [bdée-teel'-nast'] Noun , feminine
vigilance, watchfulness
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относи́тельно [at-na-sée-teel'-na] Adverb
relatively
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неизглади́мый [nee-eez-gla-dée-myî] Adjective
indelible, ineffaceable
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отню́дь не [at-nyút' nye] Phrase
by no means, not at all
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весну́шка [vees-núsh-ka] Noun , feminine
freckle
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косноязы́чие [kas-na-ee-zý-chee-ye] Noun , neuter
tongue-tie; inability to formulate thoughts properly
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ко́рточки [kór-tach-kee] Noun , plural , used only in combinations
position of squatting/crouching
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допото́пный [da-pa-tóp-nyî] Adjective
antediluvian, outdated, old-fashioned, ancient
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тропи́нка [tra-péen-ka] Noun , feminine
path, trail (usually a narrow trodden one)
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тарато́рить [ta-ra-tó-reet'] Verb , imperfective
to talk very fast, to gabble
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щеко́тно [schee-kót-na] Adverb
it tickles
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ухитри́ться [u-heet-rée-tsa] Verb , perfective
to contrive, to manage
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зря [zrya] Adverb
in vain, to no purpose, (all) for nothing
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нарасхва́т [na-ras-hvát] Adverb
~ like hot cakes, in great demand
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безобра́зие [bee-za-brá-zee-ye] Noun , neuter
outrage, mess, something bad
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припоздни́ться [pree-pazd-nee-tsa] Verb , perfective
to be (a bit) late

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