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Basic Russian phrases for the tourists in Russia

Updated on September 15, 2011

I have collected some words and phrases to help you out in Russia. For your convenience I have written the most suitable pronunciation (according to Russian language) in English.

Russia- Rassiya





What's your name- Kak vas zavoot

My name is- Menya zavoot

I don't know- Ya ne znayu

Do you speak Russian- Vi gavareete pa roosski

I don’t speak Russian-Ya ne gavaryu pa roosski

I don’t understand-Ya ne panimayu

St. Petersburg- Sankt Peterboorg

Hello (Formal)- Zdrastvuite

Hello (Informal)- Privyet

First name-Imya






How are you -Kak vi (formal)/ Kak ti (informal)

Good- kharasho

Pleased to meet you- Ochen priyatna

I am a tourist - Ya touristka (female)/ Ya Tourist (male)

Where is your passport- Gdye vash paaspart

Here is my passport- Vot moi paaspart

Where is your visa- Gdye vasha veeza

Here is my visa- Vot maya veeza

Where is your declaration- Gdye vasha deklaratsiya

Here is my declaration- Vot maya deklaratsiya

Where is your ticket- Gdye vash bilyet

Here is my ticket-Vot moi bilyet


Boy/Young man- Maladoi chelavek

Telephone booth- Telefon- avtamat


Aeroplane- Samalyot





Police- Palitsiya

Help me please-Pamagite mne pozhalusta

Where- Gdye

Where is it- Gdye eta



Groceries- Pradookti



Beautiful- Krasivaya (female gender)

I need coffee- Mne nuzhna kofe

Where is the hotel?- Gdye gastinitsa?

I need a taxi- Mne nuzhna taksi

I love you- Ya lyublu tebya

Soup- Soop

Bread-Khlyep (khlep)

Meat- Myasa


Hot soup-Garyachee soop







French fries-Kartofel-free


Souvenir- Soovenir


Goodbye- Dasvidania (formal) / paka (informal)

Good luck to you – Oodachi vam

Thank you- Spasiba

See you later-Oovidimsya

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      4 years ago

      Thanks very much. A great crib sheet.

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      7 years ago from Russia

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