5 ways to say “I understand” in Russian

There are some ways to express understanding in Russian which we use in everyday conversation. You’ll see how short and simple these phrases are, so it won’t be difficult to remember all of them. (Я) понял (I understood [I got you]) If you’re a male, say я понял or just понял. If you’re a female … Read more

Describing People in Russian: Appearance

Do you know how to describe your friend, parent, teacher or anyone in Russian? If you don’t, just read on and you’ll learn some new words and simple examples of sentences which help you describe any person’s appearance. Hair (волосы [‘volosi]) Adjectives to describe hair: светлые – blond темные – dark рыжие – red русые … Read more

Expressing likes and dislikes in Russian

In today’s lesson we’re going to learn how to express likes and dislikes in Russian. I’m going to show you some patterns that you can use in any situation when you need to say that you love, like or dislike something. Here’s the video version first: Talking about likes If you want to say that … Read more

Talking about the weather in Russian

Weather… it is crazy sometimes. Especially here, in Russia. Our country is huge and the climate varies in different parts of it. When it’s snowing in the north, it can still be warm in the south.  So, the weather takes a huge part of our everyday conversation. We talk about the weather with our friends, … Read more

Question words in Russian

What? Which? Who? We ask too many questions every day using the same question words. But there are even more question words in Russian. I’ll try to list them all with translation and transcription. Что? [shtoh] – What? Кто? [ktoh] – Who? Как? [kak] – How? Когда? [kag-da] – When? Сколько? [skol-ka] – How many/ how much? … Read more

Ways to ask and offer help in Russian

How to ask for help in Russian

There are many situations where we may need someone’s help. In this lesson, we’re going to learn some important Russian words and expressions to ask for help in any situation. I really hope it will be useful for you and you will learn how to use these words and expressions correctly. But first, let’s learn … Read more