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Below are some basic Russian phrases (written in the Latin alphabet) with their English equivalents. This Russian-English dictionary is by no means complete and more phrases will be added periodically.


Russian Phrase
English Translation
Dobry den'!Good day!
Zdravstvujte!How do you do? Hello!
Privet!Hi! Hello!
Dorogaya ...!Dear (name) !
Kak u vas dela? Kak vashi dela?How are you?
Kak tvoyo zdorovie?How's your health?
Chem ty seychas zanimaeshsya?What are you busy doing?
Vy ochen' krasivy.You are very beautiful.
Ya khotel by perepisyvat'sya s vami.I would like to correspond with you.
K sozhaleniyu, ya poka ne govoryu po russki.Unfortunately, I can't yet speak Russian.
Govorite li vy po angliyski?Do you speak English?
Mne by khotelos uznat o tebe pobolshe.I would like to know more about you.
Ochen rad chto u tebya vsyo khorosho.I am happy you are fine.
U menya vsyo khorosho.I am fine.
U menya vsyo po prezhnemu.I have no special news.
Pozdravlyayu!Congratulations!
Ot vsey dushi pozdravlyayu tebya s ...My sincere greetings with ...
...dnyom rozhdeniya!...(your) birthday!
...Novym Godom!...New Year!
...Rozhdestvom!...Christmas!
Ot vsey dushi pozdravlyayu i zhelayu vsego nailuchshego!My sincere greetings and best wishes!
Schast'ya i zdorov'ya!(I wish you) Happiness and health!
Uspekhov!(I wish you) Success!
Udachi i khoroshego nastroeniya!Good luck and keep well!
Zhelayu vsego khoroshego.I wish you all the best.
Poka vsyo.That's all for the moment.
Pishi.Please write back.
Ochen' zhdu.I can't wait.
Zhdu vashego otveta. I am waiting for your response.
S neterpeniem zhdu otveta.I can't wait for your answer.
Poka!Bye!
Do svidaniya!Good bye! (Literally: See you next time!)
Tseluyu.I kiss you.
S uvazheniemYours faithfully
S ogromnym privetom!!!My best wishes. (informal)
DaYes
NyetNo
Izvini (te)Excuse me
PozhalujstaPlease or It's a pleasure.
SpasiboThank you
Vchera Yesterday
SevodnyaToday








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