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

ЗАКЛАДЫВАТЬ / ЗАЛОЖИТЬ (ЗАЛИВАТЬ / ЗАЛИТЬ) ЗА ГАЛСТУК

(euphemism, human.)

  • to drink alcohol, usually in considerable amounts: put away a lot of booze
  • hit the bottle
  • to booze (it up)
  • bend an elbow
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Random Russian Word

ЛЕВ

[l'ef]

masculine

Leo

Russian pronunciation rules
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Russian Piece of Music

Stravinskiy - Violin Concerto: 4th Movement
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Random Russian Joke

Заблудился однажды мужик в лесу. Идет он по лесу и кричит:
-Ауууууу!
Выходит ему навстречу медведь и спрашивает:
- Ты чего орёшь?
- Да вот заблудился. Думаю, может, кто-нибудь услышит.
Медведь отвечает:
- Ну, я услышал. Что, легче стало?

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