Colors & Appearance in Russian

Colors & Appearance in Russian 2017-11-27T08:17:54+00:00

This lesson will teach you to describe the colors and appearance of people and things in Russian. Learn to express whether something is big or small, red or green, beautiful of ugly.

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

Basic Words & Phrases: Colors

Colors

EnglishRussianRussian
(Romanization)
Russian
(Stress)
Pronunciation
(Audio)
light / clear
светло
ясно
svetlo
iasno
svetlo
iasno

dark
тёмный
tëmnyĭ
tëmnyĭ
color
color
цвет
tsvet
tsvet
colored
colored
цветной
tsvetnoĭ
tsvetnoĭ
white
white
белый
belyĭ
belyĭ
black
black
чёрный
chërniĭ
chërnĭi
yellow
yellow
жёлтый
zhëltyĭ
zhëltyĭ
orange
orange
оранжевый
oranzhevyĭ
oranzhevyĭ
red
red
красный
krasnyĭ
krasnyĭ
pink
pink
розовый
rozovyĭ
rozovyĭ
violet
violet
фиолетовый
fioletovyĭ
fioletovyĭ
blue
blue
синий
siniĭ
siniĭ
green
green
зеленый
zelënyĭ
zelënyĭ
brown
brown
коричневый
korichnevyĭ
korichnevyĭ
grey
grey
серый
seryĭ
seryĭ

Appearance & attributes

EnglishRussianRussian
(Romanization)
Russian
(Stress)
Pronunciation
(Audio)
new
новый
novyĭ
novyĭ
old
старый
staryĭ
staryĭ
small
маленький
malen'kiĭ
malen'kiĭ
large / big
большой
bol'shoĭ
bol'shoĭ
young
молодой
molodoĭ
molodoĭ
kind / pleasant
добрый
приятный
dobryĭ
priiatnyĭ
dobryĭ
priiatnyĭ

unkind / unpleasant
недружелюбный
nedruzheliubnyĭ
nedruzheliubnyĭ
patient
терпеливый
terpelivyĭ
terpelivyĭ
tall (When talking about people)
высокого роста
высокий
vysokogo rosta
vysokiĭ
vysokogo rosta
vysokiĭ

middle sized (When talking about people)
среднего роста
srednego rosta
srednego rosta
small (When talking about people)
низкого роста
nizkogo rosta
nizkogo rosta
fat
толстый
tolstyĭ
tolstyĭ
thin / slim
тонкий
худой
tonkiĭ
khudoĭ
tonkiĭ
khudoĭ

nice / pretty
Милый
любезный
milyĭ
liubezniĭ
milyĭ
liubezniĭ

beautiful
красивый
krasivyĭ
krasivyĭ
ugly
уродливый
urodlivyĭ
urodlivyĭ
ill / sick
больной
bol'noĭ
bol'noĭ
healthy
здоровый
zdorovyĭ
zdorovyĭ
happy / cheerful
счастливый
schastlivyĭ
schastlivyĭ
sad
грустный
grustnyĭ
grustnyĭ
sporty
спортивный
sportivnyĭ
sportivnyĭ
ambitioned
амбициозный
ambitsioznyĭ
ambitsioznyĭ
intelligent
умный
umnyĭ
umnyĭ
creative
креативный
творческий
kreativnyĭ
tvorcheskiĭ
kreativnyĭ
tvorcheskiĭ

active
активный
aktivnyĭ
aktivnyĭ
sentimental
сентиментальный
чувствительный
sentimental'nyĭ
chuvstvitel'nyĭ
sentimental'nyĭ
chustvitel'nyĭ

rational
рациональный
разумный
ratsional'nyĭ
razumnyĭ
ratsional'nyĭ
razumnyĭ

emotional
эмоциональный
ėmotsional'nyĭ
ėmotsional'nyĭ
natural
естественный
estestvennyĭ
estestvennyĭ
romantic
романтический
romanticheskiĭ
romanticheskiĭ
nice / amiable
милый
симпатичный
milyĭ
simpatichnyĭ
milyĭ
simpatichnyĭ

spontaneous
спонтанный
непринужденный
spontannyĭ
neprinuzhdënnyĭ
spontannyĭ
neprinuzhdënnyĭ

energetic
энергичный
активный
ėnergichnyĭ
aktivnyĭ
ėnėrgichnyĭ
aktivnyĭ

stressed (out)
выделенный
напряженный
vydelennyĭ
napriazhennyĭ
vydelennyĭ
napriazhennyĭ

relaxed
расслабленный
rasslablennyĭ
rasslablennyĭ
frustrated
расстроенный
rasstroennyĭ
rasstroenyĭ
talented
талантливый
talantlivyĭ
talantlivyĭ

Questions & phrases

EnglishRussianRussian
(Romanization)
Russian
(Stress)
Pronunciation
(Audio)
What does he look like?
Как он выглядит?
Kak on vygliadit?
Kak on vygliadit?
What does she look like?
Как она выглядит?
Kak ona vygliadit?
Kak ona vygliadit?
What is he like?
Какой он?
Kakoĭ on?
Kakoĭ on?
What is she like?
Какая она?
Kakaia ona?
Kakaia ona?

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