Learn How to speak Russian

Learn How to speak Russian

Learn how to speak Russian the quick way. Start speaking a new language in a matter of months.

(by Dimitry Rozental)

Learning Russian can be tricky – it has a reputation of one of the most challenging languages to master. Probably the best way to pick up basic vocabulary and get a hang of pronunciation is watching Youtube videos. If you are a beginner, short lessons under 3 minutes will give you a chance to improve your language dramatically in a matter of months.
The videos below are my curated collection of great language learning lessons I find useful and interesting.

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How to say hello in Russian. Zdrahst-vooy-tyeh.

How to say hello in Russian. Zdrahst-vooy-tyeh.

This short video gives a comprehensive overview of all possible ways to salute a Russian native speaker. It is very interactive because the presenter gives you time to repeat new words after he pronounces them while looking at the transcription of the screen. This language lesson is very well-prepared, engaging and very easy to follow.

How to say hello in Russian. Zdrahst-vooy-tyeh. The accent is on the first
syllable. I’ll say it real slow. Zdrahst-vooy-tyeh. One more time. Zdrahst-
vooy-tyeh. Now you give it a try. Great. Zdrahst-vooy-tyeh. That can be
said to a group of people or to someone whom you need to show respect to.
But if you were talking to one person, a slightly shorter version of that same
word would be zdrahst-vooy. Again, the accent is on the first syllable. Zdrahst-vooy. Now you give it a try. Excellent.

A much less formal way in which to say hi would be pree-vyeht. The accent is on the
second syllable. Pree-vyeht. Now you give it a try. Now, if you were
answering the phone, the most common greeting is a-lyo, which sounds like
hello in English. A-lyo. The accent is on the second syllable. A-lyo. Now,
you give it a try. Fantastic. Now if you happen to meet a friend in the
street, you could say zduh-roh-vuh. The accent on that word is on the
second syllable and it would sound like this, really slow. Zduh-roh-vuh. One
more time slow. Zduh-roh-vuh. Now you give it a try. Great.

And finally, if someone were to come and meet you at, say, your place of
work, you could greet them by saying zdras-tye. One more time, slower. Zdras-
tye. Now you give it a shot. Great. Those are some of the ways of how to
say hello in Russian.

 

 

How to say 'shut up' in Russian.

How to say ‘shut up’ in Russian.

You normally want to be as polite as possible when you are speaking a foreign language but there are times when you might want to use stronger words. This video will help you teach yourself how to say ‘shut up’ in Russian. If you are expecting to hear an English voice with Russian accent, you will be surprised to hear a presenter fluent in both languages.

 

How to say ‘shut up’ in Russian. Well, one way of saying shut up would be Za-mohl-chee. That hits the accent on the last syllable. One more time, nice and slow. Za-mohl-chee. And now, slightly quicker, замолчи. Give it a shot. Okay, fine.

Another way of saying shut up in Russian would be Mohl-chyats. That hits the accent as well on the second syllable. I’ll say it nice and slow. Mohl-chyats. And one more time. Mohl-chyats. And now more conversationally, mohl-chyats. Give it a shot. Great.

Now if you really wanted someone to shut the hell up, you would say zat-kneess. The accent on that as well is on the second syllable. One more time. Zat-kneess. One more time slower. Zat-kneess. And now as you would say it in regular life. Zat-kneess. Give it a shot. Great.

Finally, if you wanted to tell someone to shut your mouth, you could say za-kroy rot. The accent on that first word, za-kroy, which means shut or close, is on the second syllable, and rot is the word for mouth. So putting it together, za-kroy rot. One more time nice and slow, za-kroy rot. And now saying it with emphasis. Za-kroy rot. Now you try. Great. So that’s how you say ‘shut up’ in Russian.

 

 

How to say "you are beautiful" in Russian

How to say “you are beautiful” in Russian

Russian girls are considered by many to be the most beautiful girls in the world. So there are a couple of essential Russian phrases you need to master if you are looking to impress an Eastern European beauty. Watch the video to find out how to pay a compliment or two, to a girl you like. It has a foreign voice over (not done by a russian native speaker) but it’s still quite good and will definitely teach you the basics.

How to say “you are beautiful” in Russian, well, if you’re saying it to a
female, you would say tih kra-sah-vee-tsa. You hit the accent on the second
syllable in that second word. I’ll say it nice and slow once again, tih kra-
sah-vee-tsa. One more time because you don’t wanna screw this up, tih kra-
sah-vee-tsa. Now, at a more conversational pace, tih kra-sah-vee-tsa. Now,
you try. Great. Also, you can say to a female, “you are enchanting.” Tih o-
che-rah-vah-tsel-na.

That second word, o-che-rah-tsel-na, hits the accent on the forth syllable.
I’ll say it nice and slow, tih o-che-rah-vah-tsel-na. One more time, tih o-
che-rah-vah-tsel-na. Now, slightly quicker, tih o-che-rah-vah-tsel-na. Now,
you try. Great. Also, you can say “you are incredible” to a woman in the
following fashion. Tih prye-lyest-nah. Tih prye-lyest-nah. One more time
slowly, tih prye-lyest-nah. Now, a little bit faster, tih, prye-lyest-nah.
Now, you try. Sounds incredible.

Now, if you wanna tell a woman “you look good,” you would say tih khah-rah-
shoh vih-glya-dzish. The second word, khah-rah-shoh, hits the accent on the
last syllable. That last word, vih-glya-szish, hits the first syllable.
Putting it together, tih khah-rah-shoh vih-glya-dzish. One more time, nice
and slow, tih khah-rah-shoh vih-glya-dzish. One more time at a
conversational pace, tih khah-rah-shoh vih-glya-dzish. Now, you try. Great.
That’s how you say “you are beautiful” in Russian.

How to say 'I love you' in Russian. Я тебя люблю

How to say ‘I love you’ in Russian. Я тебя люблю

One original way of confessing your true feelings to your significant other is doing it in various languages. Want to know how to say ‘I love you’ in Russian? Watch the video to add 2-3 new phrases to your vocabulary in less than 2 minutes. Now you don’t need to go and look for professional russian voice over services when you are doing a birthday, St Valentine’s Day or marriage proposal video for your loved one – you can say an exotic and beautiful phrase yourself!

How to say ‘I love you’ in Russian. Я тебя люблю. The accents are on the second syllable of the second word and the second syllable of the third word. So I’ll say it slower. It sounds like this. Ya tsye-BYAH lyu-BLYU. A little faster. Я тебя люблю. Now you try. Great.

That would be the informal fashion of saying that. But if you were talking to a superior or to a group of people, you would say Я вас люблю. The accent is on the second syllable of the last word. So a little bit slower, ya vas lyu-BLYU. And normal speed, Я вас люблю. Now you give it a shot. Great.

And just for fun, you could rearrange the order of the words so that it sounds almost like the English yellow blue bus, but then if you make the Bs sound a bit more like Vs it sounds like Я люблю вас. It’s close. It’s just a funny thing to know. A little slow, ya lyu-BLYU vas. And one more time, Я люблю вас. Now you give it a try. Great.

Finally, to simply express that you like someone you can say, Bы мне нравитесь. The accent on the last word is one the first syllable. I’ll say it slower, vih mneh NRAH-vi-tsis. And now normal speed, Bы мне нравитесь. Now you try. Fantastic. Those are some of the ways to say ‘I love you’ in Russian.

How to say love in Russian

How to say love in Russian

Whether you’re doing a russian voice over project for your Russian course at school/college or simply want to pick up a new language, Youtube is your ultimate source for educational videos that can help improve your listening skills and pronunciation. Watch this short video on Howcast channel that will teach you to talk about love in Russian and make sure you check out the rest of their uploads.

How to say love in Russian.

Lubyit. The accent is on the second syllable. I’ll say it slower, lubyit. One more time, normal speed, lubyit. Now, you give it a try. And that is the most direct translation for the word, love.

If you wanted to talk about passion, you could say, strast. I’ll say it slower, strast. Now, you give it a try. Great.

Of course, there can’t be love, or passion, without emotions, and the word for that is emotsiya. The accent is on the second syllable. I’ll say it slower, emotsiya. One more time, at normal speed, emotsiya. Now, you try it. Really good.

You can’t have love, passion, or emotion without heart. The word for this is, serdtse. The accent is on the first syllable, serdtse. Give it a shot. Fantastic.

Those are some of the words that could be used, when you want to talk about love in Russian.

How to say, "Happy Birthday" in Russian.

How to say, “Happy Birthday” in Russian.

You’re sure to have a friend or two who live in Russia or come from one of the parts of the former USSR. Imagine, how happy they are going to be, if you surprise them with a birthday card in Russian or share a video on your social media with footage of your friend and a russian voiceover. Watch a Youtube-tutorial that will teach you how to say ‘Happy Birthday’ in Russian to be the most popular guest at your friend’s party.

How to say, “Happy Birthday” in Russian.

s dnyom roh-JDYEN-ya.

The accent on the third word is on the second syllable.

Let me say it slower.

s dnyom roh-JDYEN-ya.

One more time, slow.

s dnyom roh-JDYEN-ya.

Now, say it normal speed.

s dnyom roh-JDYEN-ya.

Now, you try.

Great, but if you wanted to ask a person how old they are, you’d say, SKOHL-kuh vam lyet.

The accent on the first word is on the first syllable.

SKOHL-kuh vam lyet.

A little quicker.

SKOHL-kuh vam lyet.

Now, you try.

Excellent! If you really screwed up completely and forgot a birthday, all is not lost because you could say, if you’re a guy.

prah-STEE-tyeh shto

za-BHIL vash dzyen rohj-DYEN-ee-ya.

The first word has three syllables and the accent is on the second syllable.

The third word has two syllables, the accent is on the second syllable.

The last word rush dina, birthday, the accent is on the second syllable. rohj-DYEN-ee-ya.

Let me do all of that really slow.

prah-STEE-tyeh shto za-BHIL vash dzyen rohj-DYEN-ee-ya.

prah-STEE-tyeh shto za-BHIL vash dzyen rohj-DYEN-ee-ya.

Now, at normal speed.

prah-STEE-tyeh shto za-BHIL vash dzyen rohj-DYEN-ee-ya.

prah-STEE-tyeh shto za-BHIL vash dzyen rohj-DYEN-ee-ya.

Now, you try.

That one is a little tough but I think you did great!

If you were a girl and forgot someone’s birthday, it’s almost the same thing but a little bit different.

prah-STEE-tyeh shto za-BHILA vash dzyen rohj-DYEN-ee-ya.

The only difference is that on the end of the word za-BHIL, you add a little uh sound, and it becomes za-BHILA.

Let me put it all together really slowly.

prah-STEE-tyeh shto za-BHILA vash dzyen rohj-DYEN-ee-ya.

Now at normal speed.

prah-STEE-tyeh shto za-BHILA vash dzyen rohj-DYEN-ee-ya.

Now, you give it a try.

Originally Published by HOW-CAST

Published by The Russian Voice Over Feb.8th, 2016

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