Everyday Russian

Everyday Russian is a project for those studying Russian language at school or on their own.

Our library already includes more than 400 Russian lessons with which you can learn Russian grammar, improve your vocabulary, practice your reading and listening skills absolutely for free, and we are keep working on adding new lessons. All audio recordings are made by a native Russian speaker.

The lessons can be studies in any order according to your liking. Feel free to ask your questions or suggest your ideas in the comment section.

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 ‘Russian vocabulary building’ series, we are pleased to present you a lesson from Daria Manshina, an author at LinguaLift. In this lesson you’ll learn core 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 2)

Survival tips for foreigners in Russia (part 2)

Knowing the nuances of culture and life of the country you are visiting is always helpful. Trying to make your experience in Russia safer and more pleasurable and to help you avoid awkward moments related to cultural differences today in our series “Texts in Russian” we continue with our survival tips for those visiting Russia. The lesson is accompanied by an audio file, so you can practice both your reading and listening skills. Study the lesson →