Cyrillic Alphabet and Common Russian Phrases

It is a good idea to travel with a compact phrase book and if you take a smart phone a Russian phrase Ap. This writer has both and still favours the book version as it does not drain the battery of phone, produce struggles with bright sunlight and screens and is less attractive to thieves. An advantage of the ap, which compliments the book , is the audio pronunciation of phrases. Using the book, if you find it difficult to pronounce, allows you to resort to pointing to the Cyrillic. I used a Lonely Planet phrase book and the Russian Lite Ap

 

Cyrillic alphabet

Russian is the official language of Russia and is spoken as a native language by about 98 percent of the population. The Russian language is expressed in the Cyrillic alphabet, similar to the Greek alphabet, which differs from the Roman alphabet of English.
 
А
Б
В
Г
Д
Е
Ж
З
И
К
Л
М
Н
О
П
Р
С
Т
У
Ф
Х
Ц
Ч
Ш
Щ
Ъ
Ы
Ь
Э
Ю
Я
а
б
в
г
д
е
ж
з
и
к
л
м
н
о
п
р
с
т
у
ф
х
ц
ч
ш
щ
ъ
ы
ь
э
ю
я
a
b
v
g
d
ye
zh
z
i
k
l
m
n
o
p
r
s
t
you
f
kh
ts
ch
sh
shch
"
y
'
e
yu
ya

Common Phrases

Although you may have a phrase book you could print this and use it as a practice sheet..

Hello
Good-bye
Yes
No
Thank you
Please/you are welcome
Excuse me/sorry
I do not understand
I don’t speak Russian
Do you speak English?
Do you speak...?
English
French
German
Spanish
Help me
What is your name?
My name is

My address is
I am looking for
Where?
Where is…?

Bus
Car
Exit to the city
Metro/subway
Metro entrance
Tram
Transfer
Trolleybus
I need a ticket for…
…one trip
…two trips
…ten trips

Restaurant
Cafe
Bar/pub
Menu
Bring me the menu please
 
Preevyet
Da sveedanya
Da
Nyet
Spaseeba
Pazhaloosta
Eezveeneetye
Ya nye paneemayoo
Ya nye gavaryoo pa-russkee
Vee gavareetye pa-angleeskyee
Vee gavareetye pa-…
Angleeskee
frantsooskee
nemetskee
eespanskee
pamageetye mnye
kak vas zavoot
menya zavoot

moy adres…
Ya ishoo…
Gdye
Gdye nakhodeetsa?

Avtoboos
Mashina
Vykhod v gorod
Metro
Vkhod v metro
Tramvay
Perekhod/peresadka
Traleyboos
Mnye noozhen beelyet na…
…adnoo payezdkoo
…dvye payezdkee
dyesyat’ payezdok

restaran
kafe
bar
menyoo
preeneseetye menyoo, pazhalooista
 
Привет
До свидания
Да
Нет
Спасибо
Пожалуйста
Извините
Я не понимаю
Я не говорю по-русски
Вы говорите по-английски
Вы говорите по...
Английский
Французский
Немецкий
Испанский
Помогите мне
Как вас зовут?
Меня зовут

Мой адрес
Я ищу
Где...
Где находится?

Автобус
Машина
Выход в город
Метро
Вход в метро
Трамвай
Переход/пересадка
Троллейбус
Мне нужен билет на...
...одну поездку
...две поездки
...десять поездок

Ресторан
Кафе
Бар
Меню
Принесите меню, пожалуйста
 

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