Hobbies and Free Time in Russian

Everyone has some kind of hobby or something they like to do in their free time. There are many types of free-time activities. In this lesson, I am going to show you lots of phrases and words so you can talk naturally about what you do in your free time. Чем ты занимаешься в свободное … Read more

38 Russian Words You Already Use in English

There are lots of Russian words that sound and look similar to English ones. Words that are identical in both languages can really help you. They are easy to remember. Here are some examples of common cognates you should recognize: доктор [doktar] – doctor профессор [prafyessar] – professor академия [akadyemiya] – academy университет [univyersityet] – … Read more

What are you wearing? Russian Vocabulary for Clothing

It’s time to talk about things that we wear. The words below are some of the most important used when talking about clothing in Russian. Names of Clothes одежда [adyezhda] – clothes майка [mayka] – vest футболка [futbolka] – t-shirt рубашка [rubashka] – shirt блузка [bluzka] – blouse жилет [zhilyet] – waistcoat пиджак [pidzhak] – … Read more

Russian Vocabulary Words For Perceptions Of The Five Senses

In this lesson you’ll learn a great variety of words associated with the five senses. Example sentences will help you understand how to talk about sight, smell, hearing, taste and touch. зре́ние – sight ви́деть – to see слепо́й – blind У меня́ плохо́е зре́ние. – I have bad eyesight. Я пло́хо ви́жу. – I … Read more

25 Russian Tongue Twisters For Beginners

Tongue twisters are a great way to practice and improve pronunciation. Below, you will find some of the most popular Russian tongue twisters. Most of them are quite short and easy. If you’re a beginner in Russian, they’ll be great for you. Архип осип. Осип охрип. Белые бараны били в барабаны. Бык тупогуб, у быка … Read more

‘Head’ Used in Russian Idioms and Expressions

The following idioms and expressions use the noun голова (head.) Each phrase has a definition and one or two example sentences to help understanding of these common idiomatic expressions. потерять голову – to lose one’s head Человек может потерять голову от любви или горя. – A person can lose one’s head because of love or … Read more

Essential Job Vocabulary in Russian

Let’s learn some words and expressions relating to work and employment. I already have Jobs and Professions List in Russian. Now it’s time to talk about work in general. We’ll also learn how to describe what you do. Vocabulary List работа – job, work безработица – unemployment безработный – unemployed рабочий – operative (employee), workman, … Read more

Professions and Occupations in Russian: Vocabulary List

Below we have a list of different Professions and Occupations in Russian. повар – cook/chef учитель/педагог – teacher (at school) преподаватель – lecturer, teacher (at college/university) врач/доктор – doctor (врач is a more common word) пожарный – firefighter спасатель – rescuer полицейский – police-officer предприниматель – entrepreneur маркетолог – marketer секретарь – secretary экономист – economist финансист – financier бухгалтер – accountant сотрудник банка … Read more