Russian Vocabulary

Basic Russian Vocabulary that might be useful while traveling to Russia. Russian language without a doubt is one of the hardest languages to learn and to speak. Even native speakers can support this claim. It is one of the most common languages ​​of the world - the sixth among all the languages ​​of the world in terms of the total number of speakers and the eighth in the number of people who speak it as a mother tongue. Russian is also the most common Slavic language and the most common language in Europe - geographically and by the number of native speakers. Russian is the state language of the Russian Federation, one of the two state languages ​​of Belarus, one of the official languages ​​of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and some other countries, the main language of international communication in Central Eurasia, Eastern Europe, the countries of the former Soviet Union, one of the six working languages UN, UNESCO and other international organizations. The number of people who speak Russian is 137.5 million people (2010). In total in the world about 260 million people speak Russian.


Russian remains widely spoken in all 15 former Soviet Republics despite various bans and change of government policy. Many political bloggers, writers, journalists and etc use Russian as a means of communications across former USSR even if they are not technically Russian. It is simple a language that can target highest number of people in this region.


Google Translate made any vocabulary obsolete. Al you have to do is go to Google Translate, tap voice to text option (microphone icon), choose Russian as a language that you want to translate it to and then hit sound button. Any text will be read aloud in Russian.


Basic Russian Vocabulary

Russian   English
Доброе утро Dobroe utro Good morning
Добрый день Dobry den' Good day
Добрый вечер Dobry vecher Good evening
Доброй ночи Doh-broy Noh-tchi Good Night
До свидания Do svee-dah-nya Good bye
Здравствуйте/ Привет Zdravstvujte/ Privet Hello
Как твое здоровье? Kak tvoyo zdorovie? How's your health?
Как дела? Kak dela? How are you?
Ву говорите по- английски? Vi govorite po angliyski? Do you speak English?
У меня все хорошо U menya vsyo khorosho. I am fine.
Поздравляю Pozdrav-lya-yu Congratulations
Извини/ Извините Izvini inform (Izvinite formal) Excuse me
Спасибо Spasibo Thank you
С нетерпением жду ответа S neterpeniem zhdu otveta. I can't wait for your answer.



Russia   English
Вчера Vchera Yesterday
Сегодня Sevodnya Today




Russian   English
Один Odin One
Два Dva Two
Три Tri Three
Четыре Che-ti-ri Four
Пять Pyat' Five
Шесть Schest' Six
Семь Sem' Seven
Восемь Vosem' Eight
Девять Devyat' Nine
Десять Desyat' Ten
Одинадцать Odin- na- dcat' Eleven
Двенадцать Dve- na- dcat' Twelfth
Двадцать Dva- dcat' Twenty
Тридцать Tri- na- dcat' Thirty



М (abbreviation of «Мужчины») Male
Ж (abbreviation of «Женщины») Female


Russia is strictly two gender country