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

УБИВАТЬ / УБИТЬ ДВУХ ЗАЙЦЕВ

(human.)

  • to accomplish two important things at once, realize two goals through a single action (the notion of a single action may either be expressed by adverbials like сразу, одним ударом, одним махом, одновременно etc., or be implied): kill two birds with one stone
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Random Russian Word

ДУМАТЬ

[dumat’]

intrans., impf., подумать – perf.

to think, to consider; to believe; to plan

  • думать о своём будущем – to think about one's future
  • думать над задачей – to ponder over a problem
  • Я думаю, что это неправильно – I believe that it’s wrong
  • Я не думал вас обидеть – I never meant to offend you
  • Я думал завтра пойти туда – I thought I'd go there tomorrow
  • Подумать только! – Just think!
  • Кто бы мог подумать! – Who would ever have thought!
  • И не подумаю! – I won't do it! No chance!
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Russian Piece of Music

Наутилус Помпилиус - “Дыхание ”
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Random Russian Joke

Мужчины, женитесь!
Женщины, мужайтесь!

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