Easy Russian - Vocabulary with examples and audio

You know more Russian than you think! Below is a collection of easy Russian words that sound similar to English and mean the same thing.

Learn easy Russian words with our series “Russian word of the day“. Every word comes with two examples and an audio file recorded by a native Russian speaker.

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мину́та [mee-nú-ta] Noun , feminine
minute
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секу́нда [see-kún-da] Noun , feminine
second
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пла́стырь [plas-tyr'] Noun , masculine
plaster
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чи́псы [chéep-sy] Noun , plural
(potato) chips
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вентиля́тор [veen-tee-lyá-tar] Noun , masculine
ventilator, fan
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музе́й [mu-zyéî] Noun , masculine
museum
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десе́рт [dee-syért] Noun , masculine
dessert
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рестора́н [rees-ta-rán] Noun , masculine
restaurant
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вулка́н [vul-kán] Noun , masculine
volcano
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гара́ж [ga-rásh] Noun , masculine
garage
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интере́сно [een-tee-ryés-na] Adverb
interestingly; it is interesting, I wonder
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му́зыка [mú-zy-ka] Noun , feminine
music
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сала́т [sa-lát] Noun , masculine
salad
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ситуа́ция [see-tu-á-tsee-ya] Noun , feminine
situation
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университе́т [u-nee-vyer-see-tyét] Noun , masculine
university
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оте́ль [a-tél'] Noun , masculine
hotel
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ла́мпа [lám-pa] Noun , feminine
lamp
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ста́нция [stán-tsee-ya] Noun , feminine
station
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температу́ра [teem-pee-ra-tú-ra] Noun , feminine
temperature; fever
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проце́нт [pra-tsént] Noun , masculine
percent
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суп [sup] Noun , masculine
soup
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ме́тод [myé-tat] Noun , masculine
method
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интервью́ [een-terv'-yú] Noun , neuter
interview (a correspondent's conversation with somebody)
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стоп [stop] Interjection
stop
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шампу́нь [sham-pún'] Noun , masculine
shampoo
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иде́я [ee-dyé-ya] Noun , feminine
idea
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па́спорт [pás-part] Noun , masculine
passport
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план [plan] Noun , masculine
plan, map, blueprint
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балко́н [bal-kón] Noun , masculine
balcony
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архи́в [ar-héef] Noun , masculine
archive

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