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Russian Phrases - Vocabulary 2





In this section we look at common Russian phrases. You will see here basic phrases that are needed for everyday use as well as some important occasions. The phrases are listed in English alphabetical order for convenience. To listen, press the play button next to each phrase

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Phrase
Russian Phrase
(pronunciation)

Audio
Bless You Будь здоров!
(bood’ zda-rof)

Cheers - To our health! (The most common Russian toast)

To love!


To happiness!

На здоровье
(na zda-rov’-ye)


За любовь
(za lyoo-bov’)

За счастье 
(
za schast’-ye)

Congratulations



I congratulate you!
Поздравляю 
(pa-zdra-vlya-yoo)

Поздравляю тебя 
(pa-zdra-vlya-yoo ti-bya)


Do You Speak English? Вы говорите по-английски? 
(viy ga-va-ree-tye pa-an-gleey-ski)

Excuse Me (formal)



Excuse me (informal)

Извините 
(i-zvi-nee-tye)


Извини
(i-zvi-nee)


Good Day



Welcome! (eg. said by shopkeeper to customers)
Добрый день
(do-briy dyen)

Добро пожаловать!
(da-bro pa-zha-la-vat’)


Good Evening Добрый вечер
(do-briy vye-chir)

Good Luck Удачи
(oo-da-chee)


Good Morning Доброе утро
(do-bra-ye oo-tra)

Good Night


Sleep well
("have a peaceful night")


Sweet dreams
Доброй ночи
(do-bray no-chi)

Спокойной ночи
(spa-koy-nay no-chi)

Сладких снов
(slad-kikh snof)


Happy Birthday



Congratulations for your birthday!
С днём рождения!
(z dnyom razh-dye-ni-ya)

Поздравляю с днём рождения!
(pa-zdra-vlya-yoo z dnyom razh-dye-ni-ya)


Happy Easter
("Christ is Risen")


Reply - "Yes Christ is Risen!"
Христос Воскресе 
(hri-stos vas-kri-sye)

Воистину Воскресе 
(va-ee-sti-noo vas-kri-sye)


Happy Holidays С праздником 
(spraz-dni-kam)

Happy New Year



Congratulations for New Year!
С Новым Годом!
(s no-vim go-dam)

Поздравляю с Новым Годом!
(pa-zdra-vlya-yoo s no-vim go-dam)


Happy Valentines Day Поздравляю тебя с днём Святого Валентина!
(pa-zdra-vlya-yoo ti-bya z dnyom svi-to-va va-lin-tee-na)

Happy Womens Day




Happy 8th of March! (Women's Day)
Поздравляю тебя с днём женщин!
(pa-zdra-vlya-yoo ti-bya z dnyom zhyen-shchin)

С восьмым марта!
(s vas-miym mar-ta)


Help



Help Me!
Помощь 
(po-masch)

Помогите
(pa-ma-gee-tye)


I Can
Verb: "To be able to"



I Can

Мочь
(moch’)


Я могу
(ya ma-goo)



I Can't Я не могу 
(ye nye ma-goo)


I Don't Know
Verb: "To know"



I don't know

Знать
(znat’)

Я не знаю
(ya nye zna-yoo)



I Don't Remember
Verb: "To remember"



I don't remember

Помнить
(pom-nit’)

Я не помню
(ya nye pom-nyoo)



I Don't Speak Russian Я не говорю по-русски 
(ya nye ga-va-ryoo pa-roo-ski)

I Don't Understand
Verb: "To understand"


I don't understand

Понимать
(pa-ni-mat’)


Я не понимаю
(ya nye pa-ni-ma-yoo)



I Don't Want
Verb: "To want"



I don't want

Хотеть 
(ha-tyet’)


Я не хочу 
(ya nye ha-choo)



I Know
Verb: "To know"



I know

Знать
(znat’)

Я знаю
(ya zna-yoo)



I Like You Ты мне нравишься
(tiy mnye nra-vish-sya)

I Love You Я тебя люблю
(ya ti-bya lyoo-blyoo)

I Miss You Я скучаю по тебе
(ya skoo-cha-yoo po ti-bye)

I Remember
Verb: "To remember"



I remember

Помнить
(pom-nit’)

Я помню
(ya pom-nyoo)



I Understand
Verb: "To understand"


I understand

Понимать
(pa-ni-mat’)


Я понимаю
(ya pa-ni-ma-yoo)



I Want
Verb: "To want"



I want

Хотеть 
(ha-tyet’)


Я хочу 
(ya ha-choo)



I Want You Я хочу тебя 
(ya ha-choo ti-bya)

Kiss Me



Kiss You!
(eg. at end of letter or phone call)
Поцелуй меня 
(pa-tsi-looy min-ya)

Целую
(tsi-loo-yoo)


Merry Christmas С Рождеством (Христовым)!
(s razh-dye-stvom hri-sto-viym)

No Problem Нормально 
(nar-mal’-na)

Once Upon a Time Давным-давно 
(dav-niym dav-no)


Sorry / forgive me
(formal)


Sorry / forgive me
(informal)

Простите 
(pra-stee-tye)


Прости
(pra-stee)


The End / End Конец 
(ka-nyets)

Well Done! Молодец 
(
ma-la-dyets)

Will You Marry Me?
(man to woman)


Will you marry me?
(woman to man)
Ты выйдешь за меня замуж?
(
tiy viy-dish' za min-ya za-moozh)

Женись на мне?
(zhi-nees’ na mnye)







See also:

Vocabulary Part 1 - Important Words
Vocabulary Part 3 - Word Lists 1
Vocabulary Part 4 - Word Lists 2
Vocabulary Part 5 - Word Lists 3


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