Monthly Archives: January 2013

Numbers from 1 to 10

The next step in learning Russian is to learn the Russian numbers. Once you learn it you will find it much easier doing things like shopping, or catching a train or bus. You will be able to understand when people give you the price of something. Let’s start with the numbers from 1 to 10.

Random pile of green plastic numbers


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Как познакомиться / How to introduce yourself

This is the typical way how people meet each other and introduce themself. Try to play this scene with your friends and study by hard black lines with russian expressions.

Максим: Здравствуйте!
Maxim: Hello!
Наташа: Добрый день!
Natasha: Good day!
Маша: Привет!
Masha: Hi!
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Приветствия / Greetings

There are several ways to say “Hello” on Russian language. I will tell you about the most popular ones.


  • Привет  – Very popular word but very informal. It’s a good way to geet members of your family or your friends. Some people can also make up different forms from this word:  “Приветик”, “Приветики”, “Приветы”, “Прива”, “Приветище”
  • Здравствуй / Здравствуйтe – First one sound formal, but with ending “те” it’s sounds even more formal, because become plural and we using it for talk to people who we don’t know and who older then we for show our respect.

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Местоимения / Pronouns

Pronouns are words that can replace names. For example: I, you, he, she, him, her, it. In Russian languages we have 8 personal pronouns which chenges depend on case. Let’s start from pronouns in Nominative Case:

Russian pronouns

“Вы” is used as the formal singular “you”, and the plural “you” when talking to more than one person.
Video with examples of pronunciation: Russian Pronouns

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How to read and pronounce Russian words

Russian pronunciation pretty easy compare with english one. Russian words are pronounced almost the same like spelled. But there are few rules which are good to know for be able to read words corect.

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Алфавит / Alphabet

Russian alphabet has 33 letters, but no worries – most of them looks like English one and sound similar. This is a good table which show you how to pronounce and wright them.


Video with examples of pronunciation: The Russian Alphabet

A nice table with examples and pictures: Russian language self study guide for beginners
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Русский язык / Russian language

“It is the most geographically widespread language of Eurasia and the most widely spoken of the Slavic languages. It is also the largest native language in Europe, with 144 million native speakers in Russia, Ukraine and Belarus. Russian is the 8th most spoken language in the world by number of native speakers and the 5th by total number of speakers. The language is one of the six official languages of the United Nations.”

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January 24, 2013 · 10:13 am