Basic Rules of Russian Pronunciation

Knowing the Russian alphabet is not enough yet to read Russian words and texts. First you have to learn some rules of pronunciation. Our narrated video lessons will help you learn them quickly and easily. Each rule is presented in detail and provided with examples, transcriptions and narrations by a native speaker.

Ordinary Life in Russia

Random Russian Idiom

НА ВОРЕ ШАПКА ГОРИТ

(saying)

  • a person who is guilty of something cannot hide his guilt (said when a person unwittingly shows himself to be guilty through his behavior or words in a case when he otherwise would not have been suspect: that’s his (her) guilty conscience speaking
  • if the cap fits, wear it
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Random Russian Word

ВНУЧКА

[vnuch'ka]

feminine

granddaughter

Basic Russian words with pronunciation
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Russian Piece of Music

Блестящие feat. Arash - “Восточные сказки”
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Random Russian Joke

Приходит к доктору мужчина и говорит:
- Доктор, в последнее время я стал замечать, что никто меня не слышит... Вот, например, вчера я был у друга на свадьбе и меня попросили произнести тост. Ну, я встал, произнёс тост и сел, а друг мне рядом и говорит: “Ну ты даёшь! Встал, помолчал, как на похоронах, и сел!”
Доктор прищурился и говорит:
- Ну и долго Вы молчать будете?

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