100 Basic Russian Vocabularies

We believe in learning the most important vocabularies first to start off your learning journey on the right foot. The list below contains 100 of the most frequently used Russian vocabularies. For more vocabularies like that, check out our yellow vocabulary book towards the end of this page.

EnglishRussian
Iя (ya)
youты (ty)
heон (on)
sheона (ona)
itоно (ono)
weмы (my)
youвы (vy)
theyони (oni)
whatчто (chto)
whoкто (kto)
whereгде (gde)
whyзачем (zachem)
howкак (kak)
whichкакой (kakoy)
whenкогда (kogda)
thenтогда (togda)
ifесли (yesli)
reallyна самом деле (na samom dele)
butно (no)
becauseпотому что (potomu chto)
notне (ne)
thisэто (eto)
thatчто (chto)
allвсе (vse)
orили (ili)
andи (i)
to knowзнать (znat')
to thinkдумать (dumat')
to comeприходить (prikhodit')
to putкласть (klast')
to takeбрать (brat')
to findнаходить (nakhodit')
to listenслушать (slushat')
to workработать (rabotat')
to talkговорить (govorit')
to giveдавать (davat')
to likeнравится (nravitsya)
to helpпомогать (pomogat')
to loveлюбить (lyubit')
to callзвонить (zvonit')
to waitждать (zhdat')
0ноль (nol')
1один (odin)
2два (dva)
3три (tri)
4четыре (chetyre)
5пять (pyat')
6шесть (shest')
7семь (sem')
8восемь (vosem')
9девять (devyat')
10десять (desyat')
11одиннадцать (odinnadtsat')
12двенадцать (dvenadtsat')
13тринадцать (trinadtsat')
14четырнадцать (chetyrnadtsat')
15пятнадцать (pyatnadtsat')
16шестнадцать (shestnadtsat')
17семнадцать (semnadtsat')
18восемнадцать (vosemnadtsat')
19девятнадцать (devyatnadtsat')
20двадцать (dvadtsat')
newновый (novyy)
oldстарый (staryy)
fewнемногие (nemnogiye)
manyмногие (mnogiye)
wrongнеправильный (nepravil'nyy)
correctправильный (pravil'nyy)
badплохой (plokhoy)
goodхороший (khoroshiy)
happyсчастливый (schastlivyy)
shortкороткий (korotkiy)
longдлинный (dlinnyy)
smallмаленький (malen'kiy)
bigбольшой (bol'shoy)
thereтам (tam)
hereздесь (zdes')
rightправый (pravyy)
leftлевый (levyy)
beautifulкрасивый (krasivyy)
youngмолодой (molodoy)
oldстарый (staryy)
helloздравствуйте (zdravstvuyte)
okокей (okey)
of courseконечно (konechno)
bye byeпока-пока (poka-poka)
good byeдо свидания (do svidaniya)
excuse meпростите (prostite)
sorryизвините (izvinite)
thank youспасибо (spasibo)
pleaseпожалуйста (pozhaluysta)
nowсейчас (seychas)
hour(M) час (chas)
minute(F) минута (minuta)
second(F) секунда (sekunda)
day(M) день (den')
week(F) неделя (nedelya)
month(M) месяц (mesyats)
year(M) год (god)
evening(M) вечер (vecher)
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