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Basic Russian phrases for the tourists in Russia

Updated on September 15, 2011
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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

Moscow-Maskva

Language-Yazik

Yes-Dah

No-Nyet

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

Surname-Familiya

Country-Strana

Friends-Droozya

Husband-Moozh

Wife-Zhena

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

Girl-Devushka

Boy/Young man- Maladoi chelavek

Telephone booth- Telefon- avtamat

Airport-aaeroport

Aeroplane- Samalyot

Train-poyezd

Time-Vremya

Bus-Avtoboos

Tram-Tramvai

Police- Palitsiya

Help me please-Pamagite mne pozhalusta

Where- Gdye

Where is it- Gdye eta

Street-Oolitsa

Store-Magazin

Groceries- Pradookti

Embassy-pasolstva

Consulate-Konsoolstva


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

Vegetables-Ovaschi

Hot soup-Garyachee soop

Hot-Zharka

Cold-Kholadna

Pie-Pirog

Pancake-Blin

Sausage-Sasiska

Burger-Gamboorgyer

French fries-Kartofel-free

Bill-Schyot

Souvenir- Soovenir

Gift-Padaarak

Goodbye- Dasvidania (formal) / paka (informal)

Good luck to you – Oodachi vam

Thank you- Spasiba

See you later-Oovidimsya

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      Fi 3 years ago

      Thanks very much. A great crib sheet.

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      Rooskaya 6 years ago from Russia

      Thanks a lot for the comment and rating up my hub toknowinfo.

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