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


(lit., human.)

  • to (try to) find out about something beforehand (usually in order to determine ahead of time the chances for success): to test (explore) the ground
  • to probe the ground
  • test the waters
  • to find out how the things stand
  • sound (feel, check) out the possibilities
  • put out feelers
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Russian pronunciation rules
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Russian Piece of Music

Мегаполис - “Karl-Marx-Stadt”
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Random Russian Joke

Супружеская пара гуляет в лесу. Жена говорит:
- Вот прекрасное место, чтобы отдохнуть и перекусить.
- Пожалуй, ты права. Пятьдесят миллионов муравьёв не могли ошибиться.

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