How to Describe Size of Objects in Russian

You’re about to learn some new adjectives and phrases that will help you describe the size of literally anything.  Let’s begin with the basics: This was the masculine version. Don’t forget that adjectives in Russian also have feminine and neuter forms. And plural!  So, we have: крошечный – крошечная – крошечное – крошечные  маленький – … Read more

100+ Most Common Russian Adverbs (with Pronunciation)

An adverb is a word that provides greater description to a verb, adjective or another adverb. It answers questions like “How?”, “Where?”, “Why?”, etc. Adverbs in Russian do not change in form, so they are quite easy to remember. Adverbs of time (наречия времени) сейчас [sichas] – now теперь [tiper’] – now потом [patom] – … Read more

How to say “How are you?” in Russian

When you meet your friend, acquaintance or someone new, before you start communicating you say some general things, like “Hi” and “How are you?”. In one of my previous lessons I told you about common greetings we have in Russia. You can use any of these words to start a coversation. Just remember that they can be … Read more

How to say you have something in Russian

In this lesson we are going to talk about possession in the Russian language. This topic is essential for understanding Russian. The point is that we don’t use the phrase “I have” to express possession. The actual possessive construction might be very confusing for English speakers. Not only for them probably, because most languages use … Read more

Cardinal and ordinal numerals in Russian

Today we’re going to talk about Russian numbers. Phone numbers, counting people, things and money – numerals are everywhere. That’s why this topic is essential if you want to speak Russian very well. Cardinal numerals Let’s learn how to count to ten at first. раз (один) – oneдва – twoтри – threeчетыре – fourпять – … Read more