Archive | Russian Vocab and Grammar

The Trailblazer’s Guide to Asking for Directions in Russian

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I am not lost! I know exactly where I am!

Each one of us these days can make this statement fairly confidently, regardless of how far away from the beaten path we may find ourselves.

After all, we all carry …

Body Parts in Russian from the Crown of the Head to the Heels

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“Head, shoulders, knees and toes, knees and toes…”

It’s probably safe to assume you’re familiar with this classic children’s song.

And it’s no wonder! It’s been around for nearly 70 years and can be heard in preschools all over …

Get Your Shop On with 60 Essential Words and Phrases for Shopping in Russian

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We all need to shop from time to time.

Maybe it’s a quick jaunt to the supermarket to buy your frozen pizza supply for the week.

Maybe it’s a lengthy trip to a shopping center to browse for the latest …

It’s a Beautiful Day to Talk About the Weather in Russian

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Sure is a nice day, huh?

Oh boy, it’s going to be a hot one today!

How about that storm last night.

You’ve probably uttered these types of phrases on more than one occasion when you’ve found yourself in a …

150+ Basic Russian Words and Phrases to Survive Any Conversation

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How many words do you know in your native language?

10,000? 20,000? 100,000?

According to experts, an individual typically knows 15,000-20,000 word families in their native language.

But in reality, native speakers don’t use the vast majority of these words. …

How to Say No in Russian: 14 Phrases to Decline in Style

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Imagine you are invited for dinner at a friend’s house.

Everything is incredibly tasty, and your gracious host is asking you whether you would like another helping of her famous borscht.

Nothing would make her happier than hearing you …

How to Say Sorry in Russian: Essential Phrases for a Heartfelt Apology

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I’m sorry, so sorry, that I was such a fool!”

In 1960, 15-year-old American singer Brenda Lee reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100 chart with her hit song “I’m Sorry.”

Everyone knows that saying sorry isn’t …