If you’ve just moved to Russia, here are some useful Russian phrases to help you get by in those first few days.
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It is good to know some words and phrases before arriving in Russia. Here are some helpful words and phrases for you to learn:
Hello! – Zdrastvuitje!
Hi! – Privet!
Goodbye! – Da svidanya!
Bye – Paka
Good evening – Dobryi vecher
Yes – Da
No – Net
I don’t undertand – Ya ne panimayu
Thank you – Spasiba
Good morning – Dobroye utra
Good afternoon – Dobryi dien
My name is – Minya zavut
Excuse me – Izvinite
More useful Russian for beginners can be found at Jungle Book.
- A good website for transliteration and writing in Russian if you don’t own a Cyrillic keyboard.
- An online dictionary for Russian learners.