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

ВОТ ГДЕ (В ЧЁМ) СОБАКА ЗАРЫТА; ВОТ ТУТ (ТУТ-ТО, ЗДЕСЬ) СОБАКА И ЗАРЫТА

(all coll., these forms only)

  • in this (that etc.) lies the essence of the matter, the reason for something: (so) that’s the crux of the matter!
  • that’s where the shoe pinches!
  • there’s (herein lies) the rub
  • (so) that’s what it’s all about (what’s going on, what lies at the bottom of it)
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Random Russian Word

ЖАР-ПТИЦА

[zhar-ptitsa]

feminine

firebird

Кл pronunciation
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Russian Piece of Music

Маша и Медведи - “Любочка”
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Random Russian Joke

Блондинки носят солнечные очки на волосах, потому что, если их надеть на нос, то становится темно и страшно.

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