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Russian Words - Vocabulary 1





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

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Word
Russian Word
(pronunciation)

Audio
After После 
(pos-li)


Already Уже 
(oo-zhye)


Although Хотя 
(ha-tya)

And



And (but)

И
(ee)

А
(a)



Answer Ответ 
(at-vyet)

Bad (adjective)



Bad / badly (adverb)

Плохой 
(pla-hoy)

Плохо 
(plo-ha)


Because Потому что
(pa-ta-moo shto)

Before До 
(do)


Big Большой 
(bal'-shoy)

But Но
(no)

By the way Кстати 
(ksta-ti)

Closed Закрытый 
(za-kriy-tiy)

Cold Холодный 
(ha-lod-niy)

Correct Правильный 
(pra-vil'-niy)

Different Разный   
(raz-niy)

Earlier



Early
Раньше 
(ran'-she)


Рано 
(ra-na)



Good (adjective)



Good / well (adverb)

Хороший 
(ha-ro-shiiy)

Хорошо 
(ha-ra-sh
o)

Goodbye



Bye
До свидания
(da svi-da-ni-ya)

Пока
(pa-ka)


He Он
(on)

Hello (formal)



Hello (informal)



Hi

Здравствуйте
(zdrast-vuy-te)

Здравствуй
(zdrast-vuy)

Привет
(pri-vyet)


Here Здесь 
(zdyes’)

Hot (eg. weather)



Hot (eg. tea / food)

Жаркий 
(zhar-kiiy)

Горячий 
(ga-rya-chiiy)


How Как
(kak)

However Однако  
(ad-na-ka)

I Я
(ya)

If Если 
(yes-li)

Later



Late
Позже 
(pozh-zhe)


Поздно 
(poz-dna)


Left



To the left



On the left
Лево 
(lye-va)


Налево 
(na-lye-va)

Слева 
(slye-va)


Long Ago Давно 
(dav-no)


Maybe Может быть 
(mo-zhit biyt')

Meanwhile В то же время 
(fto zhye vryem-ya)

Medium Средний 
(sryed-niiy)

Nevertheless Тем не менее 
(tyem ni mye-ni-ye)

New Новый 
(no-viy)

No Нет
(nyet)

Not Не   
(nye)

Now (Right now)



Now (Generally)

Сейчас 
(siy-chas)


Теперь 
(ti-pyer’)


Of Course Конечно 
(ka-nyesh-na)

Old Старый 
(sta-riy)

Open Открытый 
(at-kriy-tiy)

Or Или
(ee-li)

Please Пожалуйста
(pa-zha-luy-sta)

Probably Наверно 
(na-vyer-na)

Question Вопрос 
(va-pros)

Recently Недавно 
(ni-dav-na)


Right



To the right



On the right
Право 
(pra-va)


Направо 
(na-pra-va)


Справа 
(spra-va)


Same Самый 
(sa-miy)

She Она
(a-na)

Similar Похожий 
(pa-ho-zhiy)

Small Маленький 
(ma-lin'-kiiy)

So Так 
(tak)

Soon Скоро 
(sko-ra)


Sorry / forgive me
(formal)


Sorry / forgive me
(informal)

Простите 
(pra-stee-tye)


Прости
(pra-stee)


Thankyou Спасибо
(spa-see-ba)


Then Потом 
(pa-tom)


There Там 
(tam)

Therefore Поэтому   
(pa-e
h-ta-moo)

They Они
(a-nee)

Today Сегодня 
(si-vod-nya)


Tomorrow


The day after tomorrow


2 days after tomorrow
Завтра 
(zaf-tra)


Послезавтра 
(po-sli-zaf-tra)


После-послезавтра 
(po-sli-po-sli-zaf-tra)


Warm Тёплый 
(tyop-liy)

We Мы
(miy)

What Что
(shto)

When Когда
(kag-da)

Where Где
(gdye)

Who Кто
(kto)

Why Почему
(pa-chi-moo)

Wrong Неправильный   
(ni-pra-vil'-niy)

Yes



That's right!
Да
(da)

Правильно!
(pra-vil'-na)


Yesterday



The day before yesterday


2 days before yesterday
Вчера 
(fchi-ra)


Позавчера 
(po-za-fchi-ra)

Поза-позавчера 
(po-za-po-za-fchi-ra)


You (informal)



You (formal & plural)

Ты
(tiy)

Вы
(viy)








See also:

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




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