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Sunday, July 14, 2024

How well do you know Russia?
Test your knowledge of facts about Russia, its history, politics, people, culture and cuisine. Upon completion, you will be rewarded a title based on your test results.

1000 Most Common Russian Words
Discover the frequency list of top thousand Russian words and their English translations. Learning most used words early in you your Russian study will have a significant impact on your mastery of the Russian language. Selected words are provided with example sentences, grammar explanations, and other useful information.

Russian Podcast: Davai (Давай)
The Russian word "давай" might look short but it has a lot of meanings, starting with "Let's", as in "Let's do it" to "Come on!", "Ok, sure" and "Bye!" Listen to this Russian podcast to learn them all.

Russian for Dating and Relationships
This lesson will teach you essential words and phrases for speaking Russian in romantic situations. Learn how to express interest, give compliments, or express your deep feelings in Russian.

Russian Alphabet with Sounds
How many letters is there in the Russian alphabet? What are their names? Here you will learn how to handwrite, type and pronounce the letters of the Russian alphabet.

How to Say "Hello" in Russian?
Learn how to say "hello" and other common greetings in Russian. Find a phrase that best suits the time of the day, the gender of the speaker, and the formality of the situation. The audio recordings will help you to speak Russian properly.

Russian Pronunciation: Consonants
Did you know that most Russian consonants can be pronounced two different ways (plain as in English or palatalized). In this lesson you will learn 20 consonant letters of the Russian alphabet and the sounds they represent.

Russian Keyboard
This onscreen Russian keyboard will enable you to type Russian online. Simply visit this page and use your mouse or keyboard to start typing texts in Russian.

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Russian Language Q&A
A place for students, teachers and native Russian speakers to discuss Russian grammar, vocabulary, pronunciation, and other aspects of the Russian language.

Russian Language Forum
Join our friendly discussion of the Russian language and culture. The forum is the best place to ask for help with short Russian translations, express opinions and share experience with other language learners like you.

Russian Proverbs and Sayings
Live and learn! You will surely find a proverb to your taste in this comprehensive list. In addition, all Russian proverbs are provided with English equivalents and literal translations.

Russian Culture
Learn about many aspects of the Russian cultural heritage, including history, traditions, arts, society, family and marriage, Russian holidays, cuisine. Discover latest trends, innovations, and developments in Russia.

Russian Idioms
Idioms are phrases that are understood by native speakers but don't make any sense if you translate them literally. This mini-dictionary of Russian idioms covers such topics as Abundance, Attention, Emotions, Food, Problems, Prosperity, Success, Failure, Understanding and some others. It also includes a test on random phrases.

Getting Started with Russian
Read what it is all about to learn a foreign language. This article describes reasons to learn Russian and gives practical advice on building your Russian vocabulary, improving your pronunciation, and learning Russian grammar.

Classes of Russian pronouns
A must have reference table that groups Russian pronouns into classes, lists all pronouns for each class, and provides English equivalents.

Russian Speaking Vocabulary for Every Day
These vocabulary lessons are good to learn basic to intermediate Russian vocabulary. Topics include Farewells, Greetings, Acquaintance, Days of the Week, Countries, Holidays, Numerals, and more.

Popular Russian Names For Girls
Find your favorite female Russian name in our list of 90 most widely used first names for girls.

Russian Guest Lessons
This page includes lessons written by our guest authors. The topics cover Russian grammar, conversational situations, Russian culture, history and people. Please email us if you would like to contribute your own Russian lesson.


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Meaning: to write, paint, compose
Pronunciation: [pee-SAHT']

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