Basic Russian Adjectives

Basic Russian Adjectives2017-11-27T08:15:41+01:00

Adjectives describe people or things. You’ll need them whenever you want to describe what something or somebody is like. The car is old, the hotel is cheap. You get it. Memorize the Russian adjectives below and you’ll be well equipped for most basic conversations.

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

Basic Words & Phrases: Adjectives

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Important adjectives

EnglishRussianRussian
(Romanization)
Russian
(Stress)
Pronunciation
(Audio)
good
хорошо
khorosho
khorosho
bad
плохой
плохо
plokhoĭ
plokho
plokhoĭ
plokho

new
новый
novyĭ
novyĭ
old
старый
staryĭ
staryĭ
small
маленький
malen'kiĭ
malen'kiĭ
large / big
большой
bol'shoĭ
bol'shoĭ
long
длинный
dlinnyĭ
dlinnyĭ
short
короткий
korotkiĭ
korotkiĭ
cheap
дешевый
deshevyĭ
deshovyĭ
expensive
дорогой
dorogoĭ
dorogoĭ
light / clear
светло
ясно
svetlo
iasno
svetlo
iasno

dark
тёмный
tëmnyĭ
tëmnyĭ
late
поздно
pozdno
pozno
early
рано
rano
rano
interesting
интересный
interesnyĭ
interesnyĭ
boring
скучный
skuchnyĭ
skuchnyĭ
tired
уставший
ustavshyĭ
ustavshyĭ
easy / simple
легко
просто
legko
prosto
legko
prosto

for free
бесплатно
besplatno
besplatno
right / correct
правильный
pravil'nyĭ
pravil'nyĭ
wrong
неправильно
nepravil'no
nepravil'no
strong
сильный
sil'nyĭ
sil'nyĭ
weak
слабый
slabyĭ
slabyĭ

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