Question Words in Russian

Being able to ask questions in Russian is a key part of learning the language. The list below gives you an overview over the most important Russian question words and phrases so you can jump-start that part of your language learning. For even more words and examples, take a look at our learning resources for Russian at the end of the page.
Basic Russian Question Words
Other Russian Question Words

Basic Russian Question Words

whoкто (кто́ - któ)
whereгде (где́ - gdé)
whatчто (что́ - chtó)
whyзачем (заче́м - zachém)
howкак (ка́к - kák)
whichкакой (како́й - kakój)
whenкогда (когда́ - kogdá)

Other Russian Question Words

how many?сколько? (ско́лько? - skól'ko?)
How much is this?Сколько это стоит? (Ско́лько э́то сто́ит? - Skól'ko jéto stóit?)
Where is the toilet?Где здесь туалет? (Где́ зде́сь туале́т? - Gdé zdés' tualét?)
What's your name?Как тебя зовут? (Ка́к тебя́ зову́т? - Kák tebjá zovút?)
Do you love me?Ты любишь меня? (Ты лю́бишь меня́? - Ty ljúbish' menjá?)
How are you?Как дела? (Ка́к дела́? - Kák delá?)
Can you help me?Вы можете мне помочь? (Вы́ мо́жете мне́ помо́чь? - Vý mózhete mné pomóch'?)

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Russian Vocabulary Books

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Learn Russian - Quick / Easy / Efficient

This vocabulary book is a curated Russian word frequency list with 2000 of the most common Russian words and phrases. Following the Pareto principle (80/20 rule), this book is built to streamline the learning process by concentrating on the core words and sentence structures. The result is a unique book ideal for driven learners and language hackers.
Russian Vocabulary Book

Russian Vocabulary Book

This Russian vocabulary book contains more than 3000 words and phrases and is organized by topic to make it easier for you to pick what to learn first. It is well suited for learners of all levels who are looking for an extensive resource to improve their vocabulary or are interested in learning vocabularies in one particular area of interest.

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