Russian Alphabet
Lesson 1 Exercises


Here are some exercises to help you learn the Russian alphabet. You may be surprised how many Russian words you are now able to recognise now that you can sound out the words.

1. Places spelt in Russian

Try reading the following words in russian. They are cities from around the world.

Лондон
Токио
Амстердам
Мадрид
Санкт Петербург

Now try to recognise these countries written in Russian, their names should sound similar to English.

Англия
Канада
Корея
Бразилия
Нидерланды
Австралия
Португалия
Америка
Мексика
Германия

2. Russian Signs

Here are some signs you might see while you are in Russia. See if you can understand them.

Аэропорт
Туалет
Ресторан
Бар
Такси

3. Russian words that are similar in english

Try reading the following words in russian. You should be able to work out what they mean.

Опера
Суп
Спорт
Футбол
гимнастика
Волейбол
Меню
Кофе
Кафе



You may also wish to try our Russian Language Trainer to help you remember some of this lesson.


Answers

1a: London, Tokyo, Amsterdam, Madrid, St. Petersburg
1b: England, Canada, Korea, Brazil, Netherlands, Australia, Portugal, America, Mexico, Germany.
2: Airport, Toilet, Resturant, Bar, Taxi.
3: Opera, Soup, Sport, Football, Gymnastics, Volleyball, Menu, Coffee, Cafe




Recommended Books For Learning Russian

A Comprehensive Russian Grammar - A great reference on Russian grammar.

The New Penguin Russian Course: A Complete Course for Beginners - Probably the best course in a book.

The Big Silver Book of Russian Verbs - A great reference book of conjugated Russian verbs.

Russian Learners' Dictionary: 10,000 Russian Words in Frequency Order - A simple but powerful concept. Expand your vocabulary by learning the most used words first.