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

СТОЯТЬ (БЫТЬ) НА СТРАЖЕ кого-чего; встать стать НА СТРАЖУ кого-чего

  • (to be, start etc.) guarding someone or something (in a physical sense), watching to be sure that he or it is not harmed, stolen etc.: be on the watch
  • be on guard
  • be on guard (sentry) duty
  • be standing guard (sentry)
  • iron. stand guard over (the interests of) something
  • (safe)guard
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Random Russian Word

МОРОЖЕНОЕ

[marozhnaje]

neuter

ice cream

  • мороженое в шоколаде (эскимо) – choc-ice; eskimo
  • ванильное мороженое – vanilla
  • фруктовое мороженое – sorbet
Russian pronunciation rules
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Russian Piece of Music

Марина и Владимир Девятовы - “Я огонь, ты вода”
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Random Russian Joke

- Маша, ты выйдешь за меня замуж?
- Да, дорогой!
- Я должен подумать над твоим предложением…

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