If you’re traveling to Russia knowing some common Russian phrases will come in pretty handy.

Even if you can only poorly utter a few things in Russian, locals will respect that you’re at least trying and will be more receptive to helping you out.

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Helpful Russian Phrases
Good morning
Dobroe utro  
(doh-bray oh-tra)
Hello
Preevyet  
(pre-vyet)
Goodbye
Do svidania  
(doh-svee-dah-nyah)
One beer please
Odno pivo, pozhaluysta  
(ah-deen pee-vah poh-zjah-low-stah)
Pardon me
Izvinite  
(ee-zvee-nee-tyeh)
I’m sorry
Prosti  
(prah-stee)
My name is
Menya zovut  
(mean-yah za-voot)
I don’t understand
Ja ne ponimaju  
(yeah nyah pony-my-oh)
Do you speak English?
Vi gavarite po angliski?  
(vwee gah-va-ree-tyeh poh ahn-gleez-kia)
Help
Pomogite  
(poh my geetcah)
Please
Pozhalusta  
(poh-zjah-low-stah)
Thank you
Spasiba  
(spa-see-bah)
How are you?
Kak dela?  
(kah-deal-ah)
How much does this cost?
Skol’ko eto stoit?  
(skull-cah ay-tah stoy)
Where is?
Gadeh?  
(gah-dyeh)
Yes
Da  
(dah)
No
Nyet  
(knee-yet)
cheers!
Numbers in Russian
1
Odin  
(ah-deen)
2
Dva  
(devah)
3
Tri  
(tree)
4
Chetire  
(chye-tear-yeah)
5
Pyat  
(pee-yat)
6
Shest  
(sheyest)
7
Sem  
(syem)
8
Vocem  
(voy-sim)
9
Devyat  
(dyev-it)
10
Decyat  
(dyay-sit)
11
Odinnadsat  
(ah-deen-nat-sat)
12
Dvanadsat  
(devah-nat-sat)
13
Trinadsat  
(tree-nat-sat)
14
Chetirenadsat  
(chye-tear-yeah-nat-sat)
15
Pyatnadsat  
(pee-yat-nat-sat)
16
Shestnadsat  
(sheyest-nat-sat)
17
Semnadsat  
(syem-nat-sat)
18
Vocemnadsat  
(voy-sim-nat-sat)
19
Devyatnadsat  
(dyev-it)
20
Dvadsat  
(dwah-sit)
30
Tridsat  
(treat-sit)
40
Sorok  
(sore-rick)
50
Pyatdesat  
(pee-dee-syat)
60
Shestdesat  
(see-dee-syat)
70
Semdesat  
(syem-dee-syat)
80
Vosemdesat  
(voy-sim-dee-syat)
90
Devyanosto  
(dee-vee-nohs-tah)
100
Sto  
(stow)
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