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Basic words and expressions

Greetings and parting

Hello! Zdravstvujte! Здравствуйте!
Hi! Privet! Привет!
Good morning / Good day / Good evening Dobroe utro / Dobryj den' / Dobryj vecher Доброе утро /Добрый день/ Добрый вечер.
How are you? Kak dela? Как дела?
Fine, thanks. Horosho, spasibo. Хорошо, спасибо.
Good-bye. Do svidanija. До свидания.
Bye! Poka. Пока.

 

Introduction

My name is John. Menja zovut Dzhon. Здравствуйте!
What is your name? Kak vas zovut? Привет!
Where are you from? Otkuda vy? Доброе утро /Добрый день/ Добрый вечер.
I am from Italy. Ja iz Italii . Как дела?
Welcome! Dobro pozhalovat'! Добро пожаловать!


General Vocabulary

I don't speak Russian. Ja ne govorju po-russki. Я не говорю по-русски.
I understand. Ja ponimaju. Я понимаю.
I don't understand. Ja ne ponimaju. Я не понимаю.
Repeat, please. Povtorite, pozhalujsta. Повторите, пожалуйста.
Yes. Da. Да.
No. Net. Нет.
Please. Pozhalujsta. Пожалуйста.
Thank you. Spasibo. Спасибо.
I'm sorry. Excuse me. Izvinite. Извините.
Help! Pomogite! Помогите.


Money & Currency Exchange

Do you accept credit cards? Vy prinimaete kreditnye karty? Вы принимаете карты?
How much does it cost? Skol'ko eto stoit? Сколько это стоит?
Expensive Dorogoj. Дорогой.
Cheap Deshovyj. Дешевый.
Where's the cash desk? Gde kassa? Где касса?


Apologies

Sorry! Izvinite! Извините.
Excuse me Prastite. Простите.
That's all right Neechevo strashnava. Ничего страшного.

 

Eating Out

I'm hungry (thirsty). Ya hachu yest' (pit'). Я хочу есть (пить).
Give me the menu, please. Daite pazhalusta menu. Дайте пожалуйста меню.
Bon appetite! Priyatnava apetita. Приятного аппетита!
I'll have ... Prinisite mne… Принесите мне...
What will you recommend? Shto vi pasavyetujet’e? Что Вы посоветуете?
Nothing more, thank you. Bol'she nichevo ni nuzhna, spasiba. Больше ничего не нужно, спасибо.
Bring the bill, please. Schyot pazhalusta. Счёт, пожалуйста.
A cup of coffee, please. Chashku kofe pazhalusta. Чашку кофе, пожалуйста.
I'd like some... Ya khatel bi… Я хотел бы... [male]
I'd like some... Ya khatela bi… Я хотела бы... [female]

Facts about Russia

Facts about Russia. Part 1.

Facts about Russia. Part 1.

Saint-Petersburg was the capital of the Russian Empire between 1712 and 1918.

Starting from the end of the 15th century Moscow played the leading role in the political, economic and cultural development of Russia, but in 1712 Peter the Great ordered to move the capital to the banks of the Neva. His aim was to built long-term political relations with European countries, to develop trade with ports of western Europe and to establish cultural exchange between Russia and the rest of the world. St-Petersburg, built right on the southern coast of the Gulf of Finland, was destined to become Russia's “window on Europe”.

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Facts about Russia. Part 2.

Facts about Russia. Part 2.

St-Petersburg is the birthplace of Russian porcelain

Porcelain first appeared in China between the 4th and the 6th centuries, in 1710 the first porcelain workshop in Europe was established in Meissen ( Saxony ). The technology involved in the manufacture of chinaware in Meissen was, as in China, a close-locked secret.

Russian chemist Dmitriy Vinogradov discovered the secret of porcelain production in 1746. It was at Vinogradov's pottery shop that first samples of russian-made porcelain appeared. Later on the workshop was expanded and accommodated the Emperial Porcelain Factory.

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Reviews

St. Petersburg and Moscow Tour

St. Petersburg and Moscow Tour

During out trip to Russia we enjoyed both cities – Moscow and St-Petersburg. Everything was very good & the guides were very cooperative.

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