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

Possessive Pronouns in Russian and Their Forms

There is no such thing as possessive pronouns and possessive adjectives in Russian. For us it’s actually the same thing. Have a look at these sentences: Here’s another example: Он сказал, что это не твоя машина. Зачем ты сказал мне, что она твоя? – He told me, it was not your car. Why did you tell … Read more

25 Commonly Used Russian Slang Words

There are lots of words that we use every day but they might confuse strangers. So, let’s make it easier to understand. Here’s the list of 25 popular Russian slang words explained + examples. But first, how about watching a video? It would be a good start for this lesson. блин Literal meaning: type of … Read more

Difference between идти, ходить, приходить, уходить, заходить + many examples

In Russian things get very complicated when it comes to verbs. Especially verbs that describe moving, such as ходить, идти, приходить, прийти, прибывать and so on. I guess it’s time to explain why we have so many verbs of that kind and how to use them correctly. The similarity between these verbs is that they … Read more

Opposite Adjectives in Russian: Full List

Adjectives are words that characterize names in various ways. Below is a list of opposite adjectives in Russian you should learn to expand your vocabulary. хороший (good) – плохой (bad) добрый (kind) – злой (evil) светлый (light) – тёмный (dark) старый (old) – новый (new) старый (old) – молодой (young) большой (big) – маленький (small) высокий … Read more