single-serving home Phrase Guides -
Phrase Guides
mp3 Audio
Print Booklets
phrase guides



advanced search
Site Map
What's New!

Russian 'servings':

Tourist Basic
 Printable Booklet (132kb)
Grammar & Pronunciation

I was assisted by Marina from Russia and Tamara from the Ukraine. Both were living in Germany at the time. The audio was spoken by Tamara.

Content, images and audio all created by and copyright Please send errors and corrections to

Where is Russian spoken? What else is spoken in those countries? Check to answer these types of questions.

Check out for fonts and lots more information.

If you need to transliterate some Russian yourself, and you're not sure how, get "Transliteration of Modern Russian for English-Language Publications", by J. Thomas Shaw.

Russian Phrase Guides

Quickly learn essential Russian phrases for travelling, in easy single-serving doses! Great for beginners!

  Each "serving" is composed of:  
wallet-sized phrase guides

 Print it!

4 sections in one printable booklet, with over 100 words and phrases total.

 Hear It Later!

mp3 phrase guides
2-3 minute long Mp3 audio file of each section that you can store and listen to anywhere. About 30 phrases per section, includes the English.
on-line phrase guides

 Hear It Now!

Click each word or phrase to hear it! All audio is from native speakers.

    Russian is spoken throughout Russia, and by many people in the former Soviet Union. Israel has a very large population of ethnic Russians who still use Russian as their first language.

    My goal is for single-serving to be a one-stop shop for Russian foreign language needs for tourists, travellers, business, self-learners, or anyone with an interest in languages. When you are done looking at the site, download the MP3 Audio file and print the Acrobat Booklet. You can use them together anywhere: at work or home on your computer or on the road with a portable mp3 player. You can even copy the audio to CD or tape and take it with you on your travels. Practice the pronunciation before you travel and then just carry the booklet with you. Look at what's here and use it for travel or learning. If you have any problems or suggestions, please e-mail me.

    One of the reasons that I began doing this site, was the difficulty I had using the phoenetic pronunciations given in most phrase guides. The problem is that either one has to learn the international phoenetic alphabet, or guess how the author thinks that someone would pronounce certain letter combinations. I avoid phoenetics and use audio from real native speakers. There is no mistaking how a word should be pronounced. Only knowing a word or phrase is half the battle; you must be able to be understood. Hearing a native pronounce the words is the greatest aid to pronunciation. Practice is the key to learning (as if your parents haven't been telling you that all along). Go to Russia and speak! Don't let them speak English with you!

Russian Language Links

Russian Language in Pictures

Learn to Read Russian

Textbook Of The Russian Language

Russnet Online Language Learning Resources

Learn Russian Language

A Course of Russian Language in Spanish

Jancada has a good Russian phrases foreign language page

Russian Web Tutor

Learn Russian Easily

Russian Flashcards from flash card exchange

Russian bad words from (warning: porn ads on some pages)