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RussianVocabulary0 to A1 Course → Basic Phrases and Greetings → Everyday Phrases

Introduction[edit | edit source]

Welcome to the lesson on everyday phrases in Russian! In this lesson, you will learn essential phrases that you can use in your daily life, such as how to say "please", "thank you", and "excuse me". These phrases will help you navigate various social situations and interact with native Russian speakers. By the end of this lesson, you will be able to confidently use these everyday phrases and make a great impression on your Russian friends or colleagues.

Let's get started!

Basic Phrases[edit | edit source]

Here are some basic everyday phrases that you can start using right away:

Greetings[edit | edit source]

  • Привет! (Privet!) - Hello!
  • Здравствуйте! (Zdravstvuyte!) - Hello! (formal)
  • Доброе утро! (Dobroe utro!) - Good morning!
  • Добрый день! (Dobryy den!) - Good afternoon!
  • Добрый вечер! (Dobryy vecher!) - Good evening!
  • Пока! (Poka!) - Goodbye!
  • До свидания! (Do svidaniya!) - Goodbye! (formal)
  • Увидимся! (Uvidimsya!) - See you!

Polite Expressions[edit | edit source]

  • Пожалуйста! (Pozhaluysta!) - Please.
  • Спасибо! (Spasibo!) - Thank you.
  • Большое спасибо! (Bol'shoye spasibo!) - Thank you very much.
  • Извините! (Izvinite!) - Excuse me.
  • Извините, пожалуйста! (Izvinite, pozhaluysta!) - Excuse me, please.
  • Пожалуйста, прошу прощения! (Pozhaluysta, proshu proshcheniya!) - I'm sorry.

Asking for Help[edit | edit source]

  • Помогите, пожалуйста! (Pomogite, pozhaluysta!) - Help me, please!
  • Можно вам задать вопрос? (Mozhno vam zadat' vopros?) - Can I ask you a question?
  • Можете мне помочь? (Mozhete mne pomoch'?) - Can you help me?
  • Помогите мне, пожалуйста! (Pomogite mne, pozhaluysta!) - Please help me.

Expressing Gratitude[edit | edit source]

  • Спасибо большое! (Spasibo bol'shoye!) - Thank you very much.
  • Благодарю вас! (Blagodaryu vas!) - I thank you.
  • Вы очень любезны! (Vy ochen' lyubezny!) - You are very kind.
  • Я вам очень признателен! (Ya vam ochen' priznatelen!) - I am very grateful to you.

Apologizing[edit | edit source]

  • Прошу прощения! (Proshu proshcheniya!) - I apologize.
  • Извините за неудобство! (Izvinite za neudobstvo!) - Sorry for the inconvenience.
  • Простите меня! (Prostite menya!) - Forgive me.

Practice Sentences[edit | edit source]

Now, let's practice using these everyday phrases in context. Here are some example sentences:

1. Привет! Как дела? (Privet! Kak dela?) - Hello! How are you? 2. Здравствуйте! Вы говорите по-английски? (Zdravstvuyte! Vy govorite po-angliyski?) - Hello! Do you speak English? 3. Добрый день! Чем я могу вам помочь? (Dobryy den'! Chem ya mogu vam pomoch'?) - Good afternoon! How can I help you? 4. Извините, где находится туалет? (Izvinite, gde nakhoditsya tualet?) - Excuse me, where is the restroom? 5. Пожалуйста, подайте мне соль. (Pozhaluysta, podayte mne sol') - Please pass me the salt. 6. Спасибо за вашу помощь! (Spasibo za vashu pomoshch'!) - Thank you for your help. 7. Большое спасибо за приглашение! (Bol'shoye spasibo za priglasheniye!) - Thank you very much for the invitation. 8. Прошу прощения за опоздание! (Proshu proshcheniya za opozdanie!) - I apologize for being late.

Practice these sentences with a Russian-speaking friend or practice partner to improve your pronunciation and fluency. The more you practice, the more confident you will become in using these everyday phrases!

Conclusion[edit | edit source]

Congratulations! You have now learned some essential everyday phrases in Russian. These phrases will come in handy in various social situations, allowing you to communicate effectively with native Russian speakers. Keep practicing these phrases regularly to reinforce your learning and improve your fluency.

In the next lesson, we will continue to expand our vocabulary and learn more useful phrases. Stay motivated and keep up the great work!

Table of Contents - Russian Course - 0 to A1[edit source]

Alphabet and Pronunciation

Basic Phrases and Greetings

Nouns and Gender

Numbers and Time

Cases and Prepositions

Family and Relationships

Verbs and Conjugation

Food and Dining

Russian Traditions and Holidays

Travel and Transportation

Adjectives and Adverbs

Hobbies and Leisure Activities

Russian Literature and Arts

Videos[edit | edit source]

800 Russian Words for Everyday Life - Basic Vocabulary #40 ...[edit | edit source]

160 Russian Words for Everyday Life - Basic Vocabulary #8 - YouTube[edit | edit source]

400 Russian Words for Everyday Life - Basic Vocabulary #20 ...[edit | edit source]

20 Russian Words for Everyday Life - Basic Vocabulary #1 - YouTube[edit | edit source]

Sources[edit | edit source]

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