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English Russian
Hello Добрый день
Hi! Привет
Good evening Добрый вечер
Goodbye До свидания
Goodbye пока
See you later До скорого
Yes Да
No Нет
Please! Пожалуйста
Thanks Спасибо
Thanks a lot Большое спасибо !
Thank you for your help Спасибо за вашу помощь
Don't mention it Не стоит
Don't mention it Прошу вас
Ok Договорились
Ok Ладно
How much is it? Скажите пожалуйста, сколько это стоит?
Sorry! Извините
I don't understand Я не понимаю
I get it Понятно
I don't know Я не знаю
Forbidden Запрещено
Excuse me, where are the toilets? Скажите пожалуйста где туалет?
Happy New Year! С новым годом!
Happy birthday! С днём рождения!
Happy holiday! С праздником!
Congratulations! Поздравляю!
Vocabulaire mémorisé
Here you will find all the words that your memory seems to have stored permanently. However, they will only stay there if you keep them in contact with them regularly, through conversations, reading, listening to radio programs or watching films, series or television programs. You can also consult this list from time to time and randomly test whether you remember the words offered to you. If not, you can remove the words you forgot from this list.

First contact

This course aims to give travelers the tools they need to quickly master essential expressions in Russian for everyday situations, such as greeting someone, asking for directions, or ordering a dish in a restaurant. By the end of the course, learners will be able to communicate with simple words on their next trip to Russia or any Russian-speaking region.
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How to Learn Russian by Yourself? Start with an Easy and Free Online Course!

We have adopted an objective and efficient approach to learn how to speak a language easily and quickly.

We suggest you start by memorizing words, phrases, and practical expressions that you can use in everyday life and that will be useful when traveling.

Getting used to pronouncing words out loud, such as numbers, is an easy exercise you can practice often and at any time throughout the day.

This practice will help you get accustomed to the sounds of your chosen language, making it more familiar.
Once your holidays have begun, whether in Moscow, St. Petersburg, or elsewhere in Russia, you will be surprised at how familiar and easy to understand it will seem.

Furthermore, using a pocket dictionary is always useful, particularly during a trip. It allows you to find the translation of new words and enrich your vocabulary.

Why Speak Russian While Traveling?

Are you fascinated by Russian literature? Why not read it in its original form? You will be surprised by the stunning nuances and subtleties in the works of great novelists such as Fyodor Dostoyevsky and Ivan Turgenev.

A European Giant

With more than 145 million inhabitants, Russia is the largest country on the planet, spanning across northern Asia and Europe. This vastness explains its varied landscapes, from Mount Elbrus—the highest peak in Europe—to Lake Baikal, and metropolises such as Moscow, as well as the icy landscapes of Siberia. If the tourist attractions are numerous, so too are the economic opportunities. Ranked 16th worldwide in terms of GDP, Russia is part of the BRICS and is one of the world's leading exporters of mineral and energy resources. Having played an important role in European political, geographical, and social issues for centuries, the country was a powerhouse in the twentieth century, becoming a pioneer in many fields, most notably in space exploration with the launch of Sputnik and the first man in space.

A Powerful Culture

Russian literature is recognized worldwide, thanks to heavyweight writers such as Nikolai Gogol, Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Leo Tolstoy, and Anton Chekhov, acclaimed throughout the world. It is also impossible to forget the great stars of Russian dance, such as Anna Pavlova and Mikhail Baryshnikov, and the famous dance schools, in particular the Bolshoi Ballet. Are you drawn to its booming business world, its dazzling landscapes, and rich culture? Don't wait a moment longer to dive into the Russian language!

Make a Success of Your Stay in Russia and Russian-speaking Countries

Whether you are going to spend a few days with friends on a leisure trip or if you are on a business trip, nothing will be more useful than being able to slip in a few words in the language of your interlocutors. They will appreciate your effort and be more willing to help.

How to Succeed in Having Good Pronunciation Within a Week to a Month?

With more than 280 million speakers, Russian is present in more than 20 countries around the world, being the official language of 8 states and regions. Written with 33 letters of the Cyrillic alphabet, the language is accentuated, where the accent conditions the pronunciation of vowels, with unaccented vowels being short and reduced. Another feature is that most consonants represent two phonemes, one velarized and the other palatalized, and the written form of the vowel which follows it determines the phoneme used. Roughly speaking, Russian is written as it is pronounced, with some exceptions.

We invite you to listen to the pronunciation of the letters by clicking on the following link: Russian alphabet with audio.

Practical Tips for Learning Russian

1. Start with the Basics

Begin by learning the Russian alphabet and basic pronunciation rules. This foundation will help you read and speak Russian more accurately.

2. Build Your Vocabulary

Focus on everyday words and phrases that you are likely to use. Flashcards and language apps can be very helpful in expanding your vocabulary.

3. Practice Speaking

Speak Russian as much as possible. Practice with native speakers or fellow learners. Use language exchange platforms to find conversation partners.

4. Immerse Yourself

Immerse yourself in the language through Russian media. Watch Russian movies, listen to Russian music, and follow Russian news. This will help improve your listening skills and familiarize you with the cultural context.

5. Use Official Online Resources

Online resources to help you learn Russian:

6. Take a Language Course

Consider enrolling in a language course with a qualified teacher. Personalized instruction can accelerate your learning and help you master difficult concepts.

7. Stay Consistent

Consistency is key. Practice Russian daily, even if only for a few minutes. Regular exposure and practice will lead to steady progress.

By following these steps and utilizing the available resources, you can start speaking and understanding Russian in no time. Happy learning!

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