Russian idioms

Learn Russian idioms with our free online Russian lessons.

Every lesson comes with a few examples and an audio recorded by a native Russian speaker at three different speeds: slow, adapted (slower than normal), and normal conersational speed.

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Не за горами

With the series of Russian lessons «Useful Russian phrases» you can learn useful Russian expressions and idioms, as well as practice your listening and reading skills with the audio and transcript. Today’s phrase is «не за горами».

The audio recording of this lesson is read at three different speeds: slow, adapted (slower than normal) and normal. We recommend to listen to the audio recording several times and to use the free online transcript reviewing the currently studied material.
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Держать руку на пульсе

With the series of Russian lessons «Useful Russian phrases» you can learn useful Russian expressions and idioms, as well as practice your listening and reading skills with the audio and transcript. Today’s phrase is «держать руку на пульсе».

The audio track of this lesson is recorded at three different speeds: slow, adapted (slower than normal) and normal.

In this lesson you’ll learn what does the idiom ‘держать руку на пульсе’ mean and how you can use it.

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Приделать ноги

With the series of Russian lessons «Useful Russian phrases» you can learn useful Russian expressions and idioms, as well as practice your listening and reading skills with the audio and transcript. Today’s phrase is «приделать ноги».

The audio track for the lesson is recorded at three different speeds – slow, adapted and normal – which will help you to train your listening skills and practice the pronunciation.

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Не по зубам

The lessons of the series «Useful Russian phrases» are designed to help you learn new interesting and useful Russian expressions and idioms. Each lesson comes along with an audio file recorded at three different speeds.

In today’s lesson we are studying Russian expression ‘не по зубам’. Learn what it means and how you can use this phrase when speaking Russian.

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Спать без задних ног

With the series of Russian lessons «Useful Russian phrases» you can learn useful Russian expressions and idioms, as well as practice your listening and reading skills with the audio and transcript. Today’s phrase is «спать без задних ног».

With the channel «Russian phrase of the Week» you can learn useful Russian expressions and idioms, as well as practice your listening and reading skills with the audio and transcript.

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По полной программе

With the series of Russian lessons «Useful Russian phrases» you can learn useful Russian expressions and idioms, as well as practice your listening and reading skills with the audio and transcript. Today’s phrase is «по полной программе».

The audio for the lesson is recorded at three different speeds: slow, adapted (slower than normal) and normal.

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Сломя голову

With the series of Russian lessons «Useful Russian phrases» you can learn useful Russian expressions and idioms, as well as practice your listening and reading skills with the audio and transcript. Today’s phrase is «сломя голову».

The audio for the lesson is recorded at three different speeds: slow, adapted (slower than normal) and normal.

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Угрызения совести

With the series «Useful Russian phrases» you can learn useful Russian expressions and idioms, as well as practice your listening and reading skills with the audio and transcript.

Today we will learn a very useful Russian expression “угрызения совести”.

The audio for the lesson is recorded at three different speeds: slow, adapted (slower than normal) and normal.

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