How to say 

"Russian" in Russian

Russian word of the day | Dec 22, 2018
ру́сский
[ rús-keeî ]
Russian

Useful information

Saying "Russian" in Russian depends on the gender and number of objects you describe. For example:

- ру́сский па́спорт - Russian passport (masculine)
- ру́сская жена́ - Russian wife (feminine)
- ру́сское сло́во - Russian word (neuter)
- ру́сские го́сти - Russian guests (plural)

The adjective "ру́сский" also changes in cases as all Russian adjectives do. To learn more about how to use Russian adjectives in different cases follow these links:

- Declension of Russian adjectives
- Gender in Russian
- Plural in Russian
- Russian cases

Examples

  • У него́ ма́ма ру́сская.

    u nee-vó má-ma rús-ka-ya

    His mother is Russian.

  • Он изуча́ет ру́сский язы́к.

    on ee-zu-chá-eet rús-keeî ya-zýk

    He is learning Russian language.

Additional examples

More Russian sentences with the words that contain "русск".

  • Я могу́ чита́ть по-ру́сски, но говори́ть мне сло́жно.

    ya ma-gú chee-tát' pa-rús-kee, no ga-va-réet' mnye slózh-na

    I can read in Russian, but it's difficult for me to talk.

  • Здесь не по-ру́сски напи́сано.

    zdyes' nye pa-rús-kee na-pée-sa-na

    It is not written in Russian here.

  • Вы говори́те по-ру́сски?

    vy ga-va-rée-tye pa-rús-kee

    Do you speak Russian?

  • Для ру́сских ба́ня без ве́ника – э́то не ба́ня.

    dlya rús-keeh bá-nya byez vyé-nee-ka - é-ta nye bá-nya

    For the Russians a banya without a broom is not a banya.

  • Ру́сские ва́ленки счита́ются одни́м из са́мых тёплых ви́дов о́буви.

    rús-kee-ye vá-leen-kee schee-tá-yu-tsa ad-nóî eez sá-myh tyóp-lyh vée-daf ó-bu-vee

    Russian boots are considered to be one of the warmest kind of shoes.

  • Сего́дня мы бу́дем учи́ться счита́ть по-ру́сски.

    see-vód-nya my bú-deem u-chée-tsa schee-tát' pa-rús-kee

    Today we will learn to count in Russian.

  • Я говорю́ по-ру́сски.

    ya ga-va-ryú pa-rús-kee

    I speak Russian.

  • Балала́йка - э́то ру́сский наро́дный музыка́льный инструме́нт с ко́рпусом треуго́льной фо́рмы.

    ba-la-láî-ka - é-ta rús-keeî na-ród-nyî mu-zy-kál'-nyî eenst-ru-myént s kór-pu-sam tree-u-gól'-naî fór-my

    Balalaika is a Russian folk musical instrument with a triangular shape.

  • Ру́сский Дед Моро́з относи́тельно мо́лод, он стал появля́ться на нового́дних пра́здниках всего́ сто с небольши́м лет наза́д.

    rús-keeî dyed ma-róz at-na-sée-teel'-na mó-lat, on stal pa-eev-lyá-tsa na na-va-gód-neeh prázd-nee-kah vsee-vó sto s nee-bal'-shéem lyet na-zát

    Russian Grandfather Frost is relatively young, he started to appear on New Year's festivities only a bit more than a hundred years ago.

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по-ру́сски [pa-rús-kee] Phrase
in Russian
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обрусе́ть [ab-ru-syét'] Verb
become russified / russianized

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