Russian Vocabulary (and Wisdom)

How to say "Russian" in Russian

This Russian word is one of the top 1000 words in Russian. The complete list of most common Russian words is available here.

русский

Meaning: Russian

Pronunciation: [ROO-skiy]

Part of speech: adjective

Rank: #250 (see frequency list)



I like Russian landscapes.
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 Example sentences:
  • Ру́сский язы́к óчень интерécный.
  • Russian language is very interesting.
  • Я люблю́ ру́ccкую прирóду.
  • I like Russian nature / landscapes.
  • На днях у нас былá контрóльная по ру́ccкой литерату́ре.
  • The other day we had a test on Russian literature.
  • Одно из кáчеств ру́сского нарóда - егó гостеприи́мство.
  • One of the qualities of Russian people is their hospitality.
  • Дéвушки испекли́ кру́глый хлеб в ру́сской печи́.
  • Girls baked a round bread in a Russian stove.
  • Что вы ду́маете о ру́сском фольклóре?
  • What do you think about Russian folklore?
  • Сейчáс часто говоря́т о загáдочной ру́сской душé.
  • Nowadays the Russian mysterious soul is widely discussed.
  • Ты что-нибу́дь слы́шaл о ру́сских пécнях и пля́сках?
  • Have you heard anything of Russian songs and dances?


 Idioms and set expressions:
  • ру́сское гостеприи́мство = Russian hospitality
  • ру́сская печь = Russian stove
  • ру́сская вóдка = Russian vodka
 Related words:
  • росси́йский = Russian (taken as a country)
  • роднóй = native
 Proverbs and sayings:
  • Ру́сским бóгом да ру́сским царëм святору́сская земля́ стои́т.
  • The sacred Russian land exists thanks to Russian tsar and Russian God.
  • Ру́сская земля́ жéнщиной сильнá.
  • Russian land is strong thanks to its women.
 Other forms of the word (declensions):
case
singular
plural
masculine
neuter
feminine
Nominative
ру́сский
ру́сское
ру́сская
ру́сские
Genitive
ру́сского
ру́сского
ру́сской
ру́сских
Dative
ру́сскому
ру́сскому
ру́сской
ру́сским
Accusative
(anim/inanim)
ру́сского/
ру́сский
ру́сское
ру́сскую
ру́сских/
ру́сские
Instrumental
ру́сским
ру́сским
ру́сской
ру́сскими
Prepositional
ру́сском
ру́сском
ру́сской
ру́сских

Vocabulary lesson: By Russificate blog exclusively for MasterRussian

Phrase recordings: Copyright(c) 2011 MasterRussian.com. All rights reserved.
Word recordings: Copyright(c) 2006 Streit Goulnara, Streit Eric, Vion Nicolas. Copyright(c) 2007 S. Sakhno, N. Vion. Distributed under CC-BY.



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