Basic Rules of Russian Pronunciation

Pronunciation Rules

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


(sentence, pasr or present)

  • some seemingly difficult problem turned out to have a simple solution, some seemingly inexplicable phenomenon turned out to have a simple explanation etc.: the solution (the explanation, the answer) was quite simple (after all)
  • it was easy (wasn’t hard) to figure out
  • the reason was (all) too obvious < From Ivan Krylov’s fable “A little box” («Ларчик»), 1808
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Random Russian Word



masculine, feminine - учительница


  • учительница английского языка – English teacher
  • учительница математики – maths teacher
  • учительница танцев – dancing-master
Russian pronunciation rules
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Russian Piece of Music

S.P.O.R.T. - “Каникулы”
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Random Russian Joke

- Неделю назад Вы починили эти часы и сказали, что они меня переживут. Но часы остановились через два дня!
- Знаете, Вы в тот раз так плохо выглядели...

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