Before we take a deep dive into Russian conversations, let’s get some basics down. This lesson will teach you how to say hello, goodbye, see you tomorrow and other useful phrases in Russian.

This lesson is part of the chapter “Learning Russian“.

Basic Words & Phrases: Saying Hello and Goodbye

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Hello / ByeПриветPrivet
Good morning / Good DayДоброе утро
Добрый день
Dobroe utro
Dobryĭ den'
Good eveningДобрый вечерDobryĭ vecher
Good nightСпокойной ночи!Spokoĭnoĭ nochi!
Welcome! (informal)Привет!Privet!
Welcome! (formal)Добро пожаловать!Dobro pozhalovat'!
Welcome back!С возвращением!S vozvrashcheniem!


Goodbye!До свидания!Do svidaniia!
Sleep well!Спи сладко!Spi sladko!
So long!Как долго!Kak dolgo!
See you tomorrow!До завтра!Do zavtra!
Farewell!До свидания!Do svidaniia!
Get out of here!Убирайся! Пошёл вон!Ubiraisia! Poshël von!
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