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

БРАТЬСЯ / ВЗЯТЬСЯ ЗА УМ

(colloquial, often with надо, пора etc.)

  • to become more prudent, begin to act judiciously
  • to come to one’s senses
  • to get one's act together
  • to get a life

Хватит бездельничать, тебе пора взяться за ум. - Stop fiddling about, it's time for you to come to your senses.

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Random Russian Word

ЖАР-ПТИЦА

[zhar-ptitsa]

feminine

firebird

Кл pronunciation
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Russian Piece of Music

Stravinskiy - Violin Concerto: 4th Movement
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Random Russian Joke

Учительница пришла в класс с глубоким декольте, надев золотой кулон в форме самолётика. Во время урока Вовочка не отрываясь смотрит на этот кулон. Наконец, учительница не выдерживает и спрашивает:
- Вовочка, тебе что, самолётик нравится?
- Нет, аэродромчик!

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