Russian Basic Words & Expressions


Basic Words & Expressions

Greetings
Hello! Zdravstvujte ! !
Hi! Privet ! !
Good morning. Dobroe utro . .
Good day. Dobryj den’ . .
Good evening. Dobryj vecher . .
How are you? Kak vy pozhivaete ? ?
How’s it going? What’s up? Kak dela? ?
Fine, thanks, and you? Horosho spasibo, a vy? , , ?
Not bad. Neploho . .
Introduction
My name is John. Menja zovut Dzhon. .
What is your name? Kak vas zovut? ?
How old are you? Skol’ko vam let? ?
I’m fourty years old. Mne sorok let. .
Where are you from? Otkuda vy? ?
I am from Italy . Ja iz Italii . .
Welcome! Dobro pozhalovat’! !
Thank you very much. Bol’shoe spasibo. .
You are very kind. Vyochen’ dobry
Parting
I must be going. Ja dolzhen idti. Ja dolzhna idti. ( m ) . ( f ) .
Good-bye. Do svidanija. .
Good night. Spokojnoj nochi. .
So long. Poka. .
Hope we’ll meet again. Nadejus’, my eschjo uvidimsja . , .
General Vocabulary
I don’t speak Russian. Ja ne govorju po-russki. .
I speak only a little Russian. Ja nemnogo govorju po-russki. .
I understand. Ja ponimaju. .
I don’t understand. Ja ne ponimaju . .
Speak slowly. Govorite medlenno. .
Repeat, please. Povtorite, pozhalujsta. , .
Yes. Da. .
No. Net. .
Perhaps. Mozhet byt’. .
May I…? Mozhno (mne)…? ()…?
Certainly. Konechno. .
That’s good. Eto horosho. .
That’s bad. Eto ploho. .
Please. Pozhalujsta. .
Thank you. Spasibo. .
Not at all. Ne za chto. .
You are welcome. Pozhalujsta. .
I’m sorry. Excuse me. Izvinite. .
Help! Pomogite! !
I ja
you (addressing one person) Vy, ty (formal, polite form)
(informal form
he on
She ona
It ono
We my
you (addressing several persons) vy
They oni
here zdes’
There tam
This eto
That to
Now sejchas
not now ne sejchas
Later Pozzhe
Soon Skoro