Learn some Russian

Russian is an East Slavic language with around 140 million speakers.

Basic Russian phrases Learn

Russian holiday phrases ordered by topic.

Russian Numbers. 1 to 10 Learn

Russian Days Learn

Russian Months Learn

Russian Colours Learn

Russian words for Fruit Learn

Test yourself on Russian words for Fruit.

Russian words for Vegetables Learn

Test yourself on Russian Vegetable words.

Russian sentences

Learn Russian and internalise the grammatical structures through sentences. Six hundred useful Russian Sentences covering the present and past tenses.

The Cyrillic Alphabet

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.

Russian phrases

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,

Resources

Russian phrases covering topics from greetings to travel.
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Language family

East Slavic

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