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

ГНУТЬ СПИНУ (ХРЕБЕТ, ШЕЮ) / ЛОМАТЬ СПИНУ (ЛОМАТЬ ГОРБ)

    • (на кого, coll., human.) – to work, labor to the point of exhaustion, wear out with hard work (usually in an attempt to earn enough money to live on, often with the implication that one is being exploited by someone: be breaking one’s back
    • be working one’s fingers to the bone
    • be working one’s tail off.
    • (перед кем, coll., human.) – to act in a servile manner, fawn on someone: cringe before somebody
    • kowtow to somebody
    • bow and scrape to (before) someone
    • fall and over someone.
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Random Russian Word

ПОПА

[popa]

feminine

buttocks

  • получить по попе – get a spanking
Кл pronunciation
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Russian Piece of Music

Rimsky-Korsakov - Symphony no.1 in E minor, Op.1 - Scherzo
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Random Russian Joke

Суд оправдал киллера, так как, согласно алиби, он в это время был в другом месте и убивал другого человека.

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