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 …

Tried and Tested! The Best Russian Quizzes Online

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Feeling quizzical about quizzes?

Feeling testy about tests?

Not sure what answering questions and filling in blanks can do for you?

Let alone your grasp of the Russian language?

As either an evaluation of skills or a learning method, …

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 …

31 Must-know Words to Talk About Your Family in Russian

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They pick you up when you’re down.

They celebrate your successes.

They pretend to not notice when you trip over your tongue (or they laugh so hard that they cry).

Family is likely one of the most important things …

In, At, On and More: 25 Russian Prepositions Every Learner Should Master

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“Bigger is better!”

Is it really, though?

Let’s try a different approach.

“It’s the little things that matter most.”

Which saying do you relate to most?

Maybe you know someone who likes to use long, impressive-sounding words. Do those words …

Like It, Love It: How to Say I Love You in Russian (Plus More Romantic Phrases!)

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There are certain countries, languages and cultures that are naturally associated with love and romance.

Take France, for instance. How many people do you know who’ve gotten engaged—or at least dreamed of getting engaged—in Paris? Perhaps in view of …

How to Say Happy Birthday in Russian… And How to Celebrate a Birthday, Russian-style!

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Everyone loves a день рождения (birthday), right?

Okay, maybe not everyone. But everyone has a birthday.

And lots of people enjoy parties. So, what could be better than a birthday вечеринка (party)?

Russians love any reason to celebrate

And …