‘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

How to say “I don’t care” in Russian

In this lesson we’re going to learn how to express indifference in Russian. There are many ways to do that, so let’s get to know them. Ways to say ‘I don’t care’ Here are some phrases that has the same meaning. You can translate them all to “I don’t care”: Мне всё равно. Мне безразлично. … Read more

How to say ‘I don’t know’ in Russian

Long time no see 🙂 It’s a short lesson, where I’ll show you some easy ways to say “I don’t know” in Russian. As you might know, one simple phrase in Russian can be spoken in many different ways. For example: (Я) не знаю. [Ya ni znayu] – I don’t know. Не знаю я. – … Read more

Different ways to apologize in Russian

Hello, everybody. Today’s post is all about saying sorry in Russian. We’ll learn how to apologize in different situations without being embarrassed. So, let’s go. It’s not easy to find a common way to apologize in Russian, because it seems like we have a variety of words to use each of them in a particular … Read more

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

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

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

9 ways to greet someone in Russian

It is the right time to learn some greetings in Russian. I should notice that not all of them are commonly used in everyday life. We normally use just 2-3 greeting words for different situations. So, let’s find out how to greet someone in Russian. Formal greetings The first one will be very very difficult … Read more