38 Russian Words You Already Use in English

There are lots of Russian words that sound and look similar to English ones. Words that are identical in both languages can really help you. They are easy to remember.

Here are some examples of common cognates you should recognize:

доктор [doktar] – doctor

профессор [prafyessar] – professor

академия [akadyemiya] – academy

университет [univyersityet] – university

история [istoriya] – history, story

литература [lityeratura] – literature

биология [biologiya] – biology

алгебра [algyebra] – algebra

геометрия [gyeomyetriya] – geometry

география [gyeographiya] – geography

биография [biagrafiya] – biography

спорт [sport] – sport

спортсмен [spartsmyen] – sportsman, athlete

футбол [futbol] – football

баскетбол [baskyetbol] – basketball

теннис [tenis] – tennis

стадион [stadion] – stadium

аэропорт [aeraport] – airport

отель [atel’] – hotel

банк [bank] – bank

кафе [kafe] – cafe

кофе [kofye] – coffee

нос [nos] – nose

суп [sup] – soup

бизнес [biznes] – business

бизнесмен [biznesmen] – businessman

театр [tiatr] – theatre

фильм [fil’m] – film

музыка [musika] – music

гитара [gitara] – guitar

турист [turist] – tourist

документ [dacumyent] – document

компьютер [campyuter] – computer

идея [idyeya] – idea

теория [tyeoriya] – theory

практика [praktika] – practice

эффективный [efyektivniy] – effective

интересный [intyeryesniy] – interesting

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