Basic Rules of Russian Pronunciation

Rule #1

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


(coll.; often after помчался, понeсся, if a verb of motion is not present, it is implied )

  • someone runs away very quickly: show a clean pair of heels
  • took off like greased lightning
  • took off his/her heels (out of there)
  • was off like a shot
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Random Russian Word



purple, violet

Russian pronunciation rules
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Russian Piece of Music

Бьянка - “Были танцы”
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Random Russian Joke

После операции:
- Доктор, это Вы мне голову после авиакатастрофы пришивали?
- Я. А что, есть претензии к качеству шва?
- Нет, доктор, шов отличный, но это не моя голова.

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