How to say "You are beautiful" in Russian

Saying you are beautiful in Russian depends on who you are talking to. We assume that in most cases it would be one person and an informal situation. In that case you can use:

Ты краси́вая.
[ty kra-sée-va-ya]
You are beautiful. (for women)

Ты краси́вый.
[ty kra-sée-vyî]
You are beautiful/handsome. (for men)

If it’s a formal situation, i.e. if you are talking to somebody older than you or somebody who is higher on the social ladder, use the following phrases:

Вы краси́вая.
[vy kra-sée-va-ya]
You are beautiful. (for women)

Вы краси́вый.
[vy kra-sée-vyî]
You are beautiful/handsome. (for men)

Although in formal situations it would be more appropriate to say:

Вы хорошо́ вы́глядите.
[vy ha-ra-shó výg-lya-dee-tye]
You look good.

If you want to complement a few people at once, you can say:

Вы краси́вые.
[vy kra-sée-vy-ye]
You are beautiful. (both for women and man)

Sometimes you want to be more verbose and use such words as very and so. Let’s see how you can do that:

You are very beautiful:

Ты о́чень краси́вая.
[ty ó-cheen’ kra-sée-va-ya]
(for women)

Ты о́чень краси́вый.
[ty ó-cheen’ kra-sée-vyî]
(for men)

Вы о́чень краси́вые.
[vy ó-cheen’ kra-sée-vy-ye]
(both for women and man)

You are so beautiful:

Ты така́я краси́вая.
[ty ta-ká-ya kra-sée-va-ya]
(for women)

Ты тако́й краси́вый.
[ty ta-kóî kra-sée-vyî]
(for men)

Вы таки́е краси́вые.
[vy ta-kée-ye kra-sée-vy-ye]
(both for women and man)

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