Intermediate Russian

Russian lessons for low-intermediate, intermediate, and upper-intermediate Russian students. Learn new Russian words, build your Russian vocabulary, practice your Russian with our online exercises.

Please note that the division by levels on our site is not strictly academic but rather conventional. If you feel that a lesson is too hard for you, skip it for now, move to something easier, and come back a bit later with a newly acquired knowledge. You’ll see it’s going to be much easier next time.

Learn Russian words and phrases for the intermediate level with the Russian Word of the Day and flashcards.

Хотеть / хотеться

Хотеть / хотеться

In today’s lesson dedicated to the conjugation of Russian verbs we conjugate the pair of verbs хоте́ть and хоте́ться. These are stem-changing verbs, imperfective. They belong to the mixed conjugation.

Meaning:
хоте́ть – to want,
– хоте́ться: мне хо́чется – I feel like (doing something).

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Думать / думаться

Думать / думаться

In today’s lesson dedicated to the conjugation of the Russian verbs we have the verbs ду́мать and ду́маться. These verbs are imperfective and belong to the first conjugation.

Meaning:
– ду́мать – to think;
– ду́маться: думается, что — one should think, it appears that.

Perfective – поду́мать(ся).

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Negotiating a discount

Negotiating a discount

This time, in ‘Vocabulary lessons’ series, we are pleased to present you a lesson from Daria Manshina, an author at LinguaLift. In this lesson you’ll learn key Russian words for bargaining and study 3 dialogues discussing a discount in different situations.

We added an audio in Russian to Daria’s dialogues, so you can practice your listening skills and pronunciation at the same time. Study the lesson →

Survival tips for foreigners in Russia (part 1)

Survival tips for foreigners in Russia

This is a new lesson of the series “Texts in Russian” designed for reading and listening pratice, and today we offer you a collection of funny and serious survival tips for foreigners in Russia which we collected all over the internet. We hope that this information, firstly, will make you smile, and secondly, will help you with your trip to Russia or with your Russian friends or colleagues.

Tell us your Russian experience in the comment section and will include your advises in the second part of this lesson.

The lesson comes with an audio file recoreded at a normal conversational speed.
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