Russian Lesson 3
Basic Russian Phrases

Here is a summary of all the Russian words we covered in this lesson.

Спасибо   ("spa-see-ba")   -   Thank-You
Пожалуйста   ("pa-zhal-sta")   -   Please (and You're Welcome)

Да   ("da")   -   Yes
Нет   ("nyet")   -   No

Здравствуйте   ("zdra-stvooy-tye")   -   Hello (Formal)
Привет   ("pree-vyet")   -   Hi (Informal)

Меня зовут ...   ("min-ya za-voot")   -   My name is ...
Как вас зовут?   ("kak vas za-voot")   -   What is your name?
Очень приятно   ("och-en pree-yat-na")   -   Pleased to meet you.

Как дела?   -   How are things?
Хорошо   -   Good
Плохо   -   Bad

до свидания   ("da-svee-da-nee-ye")   -   Good-bye.
Пока   ("pa-ka")   -   Bye (Informal, slang)

Вы   -   You (formal)
Я   -   I
говорите / говорю   -   To Speak
Не   -   Not
по-русски   -   (On/In) Russian
по-английски   -   (On/In) English

Вы говорите по-английски   -   Do you (formal) speak English?
Вы говорите по-русски   -   Do you (formal) speak Russian?
Я говорю по-английски   -   I speak English
Я говорю по-русски   -   I speak Russian

Я понимаю   -   I understand
Я не понимаю   -   I don't understand

Recommended Books For Learning Russian

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

Russian-English Bilingual Visual Dictionary - A visual dictionary with lots of illustrated examples.

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

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.