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

НА АВОСЬ

(coll.)

  • (to venture something) counting on the good fortune, success, even though chances may be against success: on the off-chance
  • hoping for the best: trusting to luck
  • chance it
  • in limited context by guess and by God
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Random Russian Word

АДВОКАТ

[advakat]

masculine

attorney, lawyer, barrister

Russian pronunciation rules
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Russian Piece of Music

Mussorgsky - Khovanshchina
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Random Russian Joke

Молодому человеку на призывной комиссии:
- Молодой человек, назовите свои фамилию, имя и отчество.
- Пушкин Александр Сергеевич.
Председатель призывной комиссии:
- Что-то больно имя у Вас знакомое...
Молодой человек:
- Ещё бы! У меня папа на призывном пункте работает.

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