Russian Greetings - Приветствия

Learn how to say hello, hi 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. Also, watch video lessons for hello, how are you and good morning in Russian and learn greetings that you won't find in textbooks.

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Здравствуйте! Hello! formal, at any time

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Доброе утро. Good morning. before noon

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Добрый день. Good afternoon. after noon

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Добрый вечер. Good evening. after 6 pm

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Привет. Hi. informal

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Как поживаете? How are you? formal

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Как поживаешь? How are you? informal

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Прекрасно. А ты? Fine. And you? informal

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Рад тебя видеть. Nice to see you. informal, said by male

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Рада тебя видеть. Nice to see you. informal, said by female

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Рад Вас видеть. Nice to see you. formal, said by male

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Рада Вас видеть. Nice to see you. formal, said by female

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Я тоже рад Вас видеть. Nice to see you too. formal, said by male

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Я тоже рада Вас видеть. Nice to see you too. formal, said by female

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Что нового? What's new?

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Как дела? How are you doing? rather informal

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Как у Вас дела? How are you doing? formal

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Спасибо, хорошо. Fine, thank you.

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А у Вас? And you?

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Так себе. So-so.

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Как обычно. As usual.

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Неплохо. Not so bad.

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Плохо. Bad.

Also see

Introductions
Saying Goodbye

Sample Dialogs

-- Привет! Как дела?
-- Нормально. А у тебя?
-- Отлично!

-- Здравствуйте!
-- Здравствуйте! Рада Вас видеть.
-- Я тоже.

  -- Доброе утро!
-- Доброе утро!
-- Как поживаете?
-- Xорошо, cпасибо.


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