Russian language is not that difficult as it is believed. Cyrillic alphabet is very close to Greek one and quite close to Latin one which helps a lot to learn it quickly. Moreover, there are a lot of words in Russian language with Latin roots that makes understanding easier. If you got interested in Russian language, want to try how it feels like or just would like to know the basic Russian vocabulary for your trip check our Russian language express courses. The professional teacher will help you to start speaking, to understand the basic grammar, to read Cyrillic, to learn the main words and will support you during your first practice of speaking Russian, so to say, in the field!

Here it is some main words and phrases in Russian that you may need during your trip:

Нет [n’et]

 

No
Да [da]

 

Yes
Я не говорю по-русски. [Ya ne gavaryu pa russki]

 

I don’t speak Russian.
Ты говоришь… [Ty gavarish]

 

Do you speak…?
–  по-английски? [pa anglisski]

 

– English?
– по-немецки? [pa nimetski]

 

– German?
– по-французски? [pa frantsuzski]

 

– French?
– по-испански? [pa ispanski]

 

– Spanish?
– по-итальянски? [pa ital’yanski]

 

– Italian?
– по-китайски? [pa kitayski]

 

– Chinese?
Спасибо! [Spasiba]

 

Thank you!
Пожалуйста! [pazhalusta]

 

Please!
Привет! [Privet]

 

Hi!
Пока! [Paka]

 

Bye-bye!
Как дела? [Kak dela]

 

How are you doing?
Где…? [Gde]

 

Where is…?
– вход [vkhod]

 

– entrance
– выход [vykhod]

 

– exit
– остановка [astanovka]

 

– bus stop
– дворец [dvorets]

 

– palace
– музей [musey]

 

– museum
– театр [teatr]

 

– theater
– туалет [tualet]

 

– toilet
– метро [metro]

 

– metro
–  отель [atel’]

 

– hotel
– кафе [kafe]

 

– cafe
– вокзал [vakzal]

 

– railway station
– парк [park]

 

– park
– сад [sad]

 

– garden
– Эрмитаж [Ermitazh]

 

– the Hermitage
Я хочу купить… [Ya khochu kupit’]

 

I want to buy…
– билет [bilet]

 

– a ticket
– подарок [padarak]

 

– a present
–  кофе [kofe]

 

– a coffee
– это [eta]

 

– this
Что…? [Shto]

 

What…?
– случилось [sluchilos’]

 

– has happened?
– происходит [proiskhodit]

 

– is going on?
– это такое [eta takoye]

 

– is that?
– сказали [skazali]

 

– has been said?
Помогите!  [pamagite]

 

Help!
Меня обокрали. [Menya abakrali]

 

I have been robbed.
Я потерял… [Ya pateryal]

 

I lost…
– машину [mashinu]

 

– a car
– группу [gruppu]

 

– a group
– паспорт [paspart]

 

– a passport
– жену [zhenu]

 

– a wife
– Я потерялся [Ya pateryalsya]

 

I got lost.