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.

Audio  Russian             English    Comment  
  Здравствуйте! Hello! formal, at any time
  Доброе утро. Good morning. before noon
  Добрый день. Good afternoon. after noon
  Добрый вечер. Good evening. after 6 pm
  Привет. Hi. informal
  Как поживаете? How are you? formal
  Как поживаешь? How are you? informal
  Прекрасно. А ты? Fine. And you? informal
  Рад тебя видеть. Nice to see you. informal, said by male
  Рада тебя видеть. Nice to see you. informal, said by female
  Рад Вас видеть. Nice to see you. formal, said by male
  Рада Вас видеть. Nice to see you. formal, said by female
  Я тоже рад Вас видеть. Nice to see you too. formal, said by male
  Я тоже рада Вас видеть. Nice to see you too. formal, said by female
  Что нового? What's new?
  Как дела? How are you doing? rather informal
  Как у Вас дела? How are you doing? formal
  Спасибо, хорошо. Fine, thank you.
  А у Вас? And you?
  Так себе. So-so.
  Как обычно. As usual.
  Неплохо. Not so bad.
  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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