Basic Conversation in Russian

Basic Conversation in Russian 2017-11-27T08:14:31+00:00

Now let’s learn some basic Russian conversation. This lesson will teach you how to introduce yourself, as well as simple words and phrases like yes, no, excuse me and I don’t understand. Learn these and you’ll be ready to conduct short conversations in Russian.

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

Basic Russian words & phrases: conversations

How to Introduce Yourself in Russian

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Basic conversation

EnglishRussianRussian
(Romanization)
Russian
(Stress)
Pronunciation
(Audio)
yes
да
da
da
no
нет
net
net
please / you’re welcome
не за что
на здоровье
ne za chto
na zdorov'e
ne za chto
na zdorov'e

you’re very welcome
на здоровье
na zdorov'e
na zdorov'e
thank you
спасибо
spasibo
spasibo
thank you very much
спасибо большое
spasibo bol'shoe
spasibo
bol'shoe
thanks
спасибо
spasibo
spasibo
Excuse me!
Извините меня!
Izvinite menia!
Izvinite menia!

Communication

EnglishRussianRussian
(Romanization)
Russian
(Stress)
Pronunciation
(Audio)
I understand.
Я понимаю.
Ia ponimaiu.
Ia ponimaiu.
I don’t understand.
Я не понимаю
Ia ne ponimaiu.
Ia ne ponimaiu.
Hello? (on the phone) / I beg your pardon?
Алло
Allo
Allo
What does that mean?
Что это значит?
Chto ėto znachit?
Chto ėto znachit?
I don’t know.
Я не знаю.
Ia ne znaiu.
Ia ne znaiu.
I don’t speak Polish.
Я не говорю по-польски.
Ia ne govoriu po-pol'ski.
Ia ne govoriu po-pol'ski.
I speak a little Polish.
Я немного говорю по-польски.
Ia nemnogo govoriu po-pol'ski.
Ia nemnogo govoriu po-pol'ski.
Do you speak English? (informal)
Ты говоришь по-английски?
Ty govorish po-angliĭski?
Ty govorish po-angliĭski?
Do you speak English? (formal)
Вы говорите по-английски?
Vy govorite po-angliĭski?
Vy govorite po-angliĭski?
Yes, I do speak English.
Да, я говорю по-английски
Da, ia govoriu po-angliĭski
Da, ia govoriu po-angliĭski
No, I don’t speak English.
Нет, я не говорю по-английски
Net, ia ne govoriu po-angliĭski
Net, ia ne govoriu po-angliĭski

Making acquaintances

EnglishRussianRussian
(Romanization)
Russian
(Stress)
Pronunciation
(Audio)
Please talk more slowly!
Пожалуйста, говорите помедленнее!
Pozhaluĭsta, govorite pomedlennee
Pozhaluĭsta, govorite pomedlennee
Nice to meet you!
Приятно познакомиться!
Priiatno poznakomitsia!
Priiatno poznakomitsia!
How are you?
Как дела?
Kak dela?
Kak dela?
Good, thank you!
Хорошо, спасибо
Khorosho, spasibo
Khorosho, spasibo
I’m well, thanks!
У меня всё хорошо, спасибо!
U menia vsë khorosho, spasibo!
U menia vsë khorosho, spasibo!
Not bad, thanks!
Неплохо, спасибо!
Neplokho, spasibo!
Neplokho, spasibo!
very bad
очень плохо
ochen' plokho
ochen' plokho
What’s your name?
Как тебя зовут?
Kak tebia zovut?
Kak tebia zovut?
My name is [...].
Меня зовут […].
Menia zovut […].
Menia zovut […].
What’s your first name?
Как твоя имя?
Kak tvoia imya?
Kak tvoia imya?
My first name is [...]
Моя имя […].
Moia imya […].
Moia imya […].
How old are you?
Сколько тебе лет?
Skol'ko tebe let?
Skol'ko tebe let?
I’m [...] years old.
Мне […] лет.
Mne […] let.
Mne […] let.
What are your hobbies?
Какие у тебя хобби?
Kakie u tebia khobbi?
Kakie u tebia khobbi?
What do you like doing?
Что тебе нравится делать?
Chto tebe nravitsa delat'?
Chto tebe nravitsa delat'?
What are you doing (at the moment)?
Что делаешь?
Чем занимаешься?
Chto delaesh?
Chem zanimaeshsia?
Chto delaesh?
Chem zanimaeshsia?

Where do you live?
Где ты живешь?
Gde ty zhivësh?
Gde ty zhyvësh?
I live in [...].
Я живу в […].
Ia zhyvu v […].
Ia zhyvu v […].
I’m from England
Я из Англии.
Ia iz Anglii.
Ia iz Anglii.
I’m English
Я англичанин.
Ia anglichanin.
Ia anglichanin.

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