Prepositions that We Use with Time Expressions

There are only some prepositions in Russian that are used when talking about time. So, it’s a little easier than in English. But the problem is the cases (the noun change its form in most cases). So, how do we use prepositions of time? Let’s find out. Preposition в We use the preposition в for … Read more

What’s the Difference Between ‘сейчас’ and ‘теперь’?

Сейчас and теперь are synonyms and both are advebs of time in Russian. But there are some cases where you can only use one of them. Or one is more common than the other. When you’re talking about what’s happening now, you CAN’T use тепрерь: Я сейчас сплю. – I’m sleeping now. Что ты сейчас … Read more

Snow, Cold and Skating: Winter Vocabulary Word List

winter vocabulary

Winter is a wonderful, absolutely unique season. It’s snowy, icy, cold, sometimes frosty, but still very cosy and warm – when you think about winter you remember about warm clothes and reading books in front of a fireplace. For many of us it’s the best time of the year. Winter has it’s own vocabulary and … Read more

Forming the Comparative and Superlative Degrees in Russian

When we compare something, we use special forms of adjectives and averbs. Big becomes bigger or the biggest. Well becomes better or the best. In English it’s quite easy, right? But what about Russian? Well, it depends… It’s a quite broad topic and we need some patience. In this lesson, we’ll learn to make comparisons … Read more

Verbs of Movement in Russian: Full List

Every verb describes a concrete action. But sometimes there’s movement and sometimes there’s not. In this post, I’ll make a list of verbs, but only those that express movement. ходить/идти [hadeet’/eettee] – go by foot, walk See Also: Difference between идти, ходить, приходить, уходить, заходить ездить/ехать [yezdeet’/yehat] – go by vehicle летать/лететь [lyetat’/lyetyet’] – fly … Read more

7 Different Ways to Say Goodnight: Russian Phrases

In this post I’ll give you a short list of phrases that you can use to wish someone a good night in Russian. But first, let’s look at some grammar rules here. Two most common phrases we say when going to bed are Спокойной ночи. (literally: calm night) and Приятных снов. (Sweet/nice dreams). We use … Read more

Transportation Vocabulary: Vehicle Names (with Pronunciation)

There are different types of vehicles that one can use for their convenience. We use different names of machines that transports people in everyday speaking, so it’s better to learn at least the basic ones. Here’s a list for you with most common types of vehicles (including transcription) that will help you increase your vocabulary. … Read more

The Genitive Case in Russian: Rules of Usage

First of all, the Russian genitive case is used to show possession and where the person or thing belongs to or what it relates to. The English equivalent of the genitive case is the preposition “of”. Uses of the Genitive The nouns in the genitive answer several questions. I’ll make a list of them with … Read more

What are Reflexive Pronouns in Russian

Reflexive pronouns in Russian are relatively easy to learn. Actually, there’s only one pronoun that we should keep in mind first. It’s the pronoun “себя”, Russian version of ‘self’. Себя (себе, собой, о себе) We don’t change its form depending on gender or number. But don’t forget that we have cases! Case Pronoun Nominative Genitive … Read more

Bathroom and Hygiene Vocabulary in Russian

Гигиена (hygene) is an important of our daily routine. Let’s learn important words and phrases related to the bathroom. Here’s the vocabulary list with transcription. ванная [vannaya] – bathroom (with a bathtub) ванна [vanna] – bathtub принимать ванну – to take a bath душ [doosh] – shower принимать душ – to take a shower мыться … Read more