Russian is an East Slavic language with around 140 million speakers.
Russian holiday phrases ordered by topic.
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Learn Russian and internalise the grammatical structures through sentences. Six hundred useful Russian Sentences covering the present and past tenses.
The Russian language is written in the Cyrliic script. It is not necessary to learn Cyrillic if you are solely interested in speaking Russian. However it is advisable and not particularly difficult.
Surface Languages allows you to learn Russian words and phrases either using Cyrillic or by using a romanized version of the Cyrillic aplhabet. This approximates the Russian sounds using the roman alphabet.
The Russian Cyrillic (originally based on the Greek) alphabet retains many similarities to the Greek alphabet as can be seen on the Greek pages.
A few first words. 1, A few first words. 2, A few first words. 3, Bathroom items, Bedroom items, Buying things. General words and phrases, Countries, Communication problems, Conversation. Introductions, Conversation. Small talk. 1, Conversation. Small talk. 2, Conversation. Filler words, Conversation. Small talk. Sport, Conversation. Small talk. The weather, Describing things. Colours, Describing things. Adjectives, Days. General, Days of the week, Directions. 1, Directions. 2, Eating phrases. 1, Eating phrases. 2, Eating items, Emergencies, Family, Food and drink. General phrases, Food and drink. At the bar or café. 1, Food and drink. At the bar or café. 2, Food and drink. At the bar or café. 3, Getting around. General phrases, Getting around. Train and bus, Getting around by taxi, Getting around by car, Health, Household items, Money, Months of the year, Numbers. 1 to 10, Numbers. 11 to 20, Numbers. 30 to 1000, Parts of the body, Places and buildings. 1, Places and buildings. 2, Places and buildings. 3, Question and size words, Somewhere to stay. 1, Somewhere to stay. 2, The house, Words to do with food. General, Words to do with food. Fruit, Words to do with food. Vegetables, Words to do with food. Meat,