Daily life

Free online Russian lessons on daily life situations. Learn new vocabulary, practice your reading and listening skills. The lessons are intended for intermediate and advanced Russian learners.

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 →

Housework and chores

Today we’ll learn some new Russian words and phrases related to housework and chores: washing dishes, ironing, dusting, washing clothes, cooking, cleaning up, and buying food. The lesson is intended for the intermediate and advanced learners.

In the beginning of each vocabulary set you’ll learn a few words on the topic with translation and accent marks, after them you can see their use in the examples.

The audio recording contains all the words and phrases of today’s lesson.

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At the hotel – Example dialogues

In today’s lesson we are going to study a few sample dialogues that could happen between a receptionist and a guest of a hotel.

The dialogues are read two times: the first time slowly, the second time at a normal speed. Listen to the audio as many times as you need until all the words sound natural. Write our all unknown words and try to memorize them.

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Visiting a doctor

We’ve already covered a bit of health related vocabulary in one of our previous lessons. In today’s vocabulary lesson we have a few dialogues that might happen at the hospital or when visiting a doctor. The dialogues include a lot of useful vocabulary describing the way you feel, typical medical phrases and prescriptions.

The lesson is intended for the intermediate Russian learners.

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How to quarrel in Russian

In today’s vocabulary lesson we have a very interesting topic – we are reviewing the most common phrases that Russians use when they quarrel. The lesson is full of informal and very informal vocabulary.

The audio of today’s lesson is recorded at two different speeds – slow and normal, so that even beginners would also be able to study this lesson.

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