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


(highly coll., human) often in questions, negative imperative with перестань, нечего etc.

    • to deceive, intentionally mislead someone: to pull the wool over someone’s eyes
    • to lead someone up (down) the garden path
    • to try to put something over on someone
    • to play games with someone
    • to make (try to make) a fool of someone
    • Neg. Imperative: не морочь мне голову!: don’t take me for a fool
    • (кем-чем) to annoy or distract someone with trifling matters, unnecessary chatter, absurd requests etc.: one is driving someone crazy (with something)
    • one makes someone’s head spin
    • one makes someone dizzy
    • one is pestering someone (with something)
    • to captivate someone, cause someone to fall in love with one: one turned someone’s head
    • one made someone fall for something
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Random Russian Word


[lituchija mysh]


Russian pronunciation rules
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Russian Piece of Music

Мумий Тролль - “Дельфины”
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Random Russian Joke

Психиатр говорит пациенту:
- Поздравляю Вас! У Вас заметен большой прогресс!
- Какой прогресс, доктор? Ещё полгода назад я был Наполеоном, а теперь кто? Никто.

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