Russian nouns

Learn Russian nouns from our series “Russian Word of the Day”. Every word comes with a picture, transcription, two examples and audio.

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тень [tyen'] Noun , feminine
shade, shadow
ка́сса [kás-sa] Noun , feminine
cash desk, cashier's desk, cash register
нау́шники [na-úsh-nee-kee] Noun , plural
headphones, earphones
и́ней [ée-neeî] Noun , masculine
white frost, hoarfrost, rime
руль [rul'] Noun , masculine
steering wheel
ке́ды [kyé-dy] Noun , plural
keds, plimsolls, gym-shoes, trainers
живо́т [zhee-vót] Noun , masculine
stomach, belly, abdomen
хоровод [ha-ra-vót] Noun , masculine
khorovod (round dance)
апте́ка [ap-tyé-ka] Noun , feminine
pharmacy
убо́рка [u-bór-ka] Noun , feminine
tidying up, cleaning, doing up
спи́чка [spéech-ka] Noun , feminine
де́ньги [dyén'-gee] Noun , plural
money
новобра́чные [na-va-brách-ny-ye] Noun , plural
newly-weds, newly-married
телеви́зор [tee-lee-vée-zar] Noun , masculine
ко́рточки [kór-tach-kee] Noun , plural , used only in combinations
position of squatting/crouching
эскала́тор [es-ka-lá-tar] Noun , masculine
escalator, moving staircase
спе́ция [spyé-tsee-ya] Noun , feminine
чаевы́е [cha-ee-vý-ye] Noun , plural
tips (in a restaurant, cafe, etc.), gratuity
пря́ник [pryá-neek] Noun , masculine
pryanik, spice-cake made of sugar, honey and spices (Russian version of gingerbread)
холостя́к [ha-las-tyák] Noun , masculine
bachelor, single man
конспе́кт [kans-pyékt] Noun , masculine
summary, outline, lecture notes
свобо́да [sva-bó-da] Noun , feminine
freedom, liberty
десе́рт [dee-syért] Noun , masculine
поцелу́й [pa-tsee-lúî] Noun , masculine
обогрева́тель [a-ba-gree-vá-teel'] Noun , masculine
тропи́нка [tra-péen-ka] Noun , feminine
path, trail (usually a narrow trodden one)
о́чередь [ó-chee-reet'] Noun , feminine
queue, line
про́тивень [pró-tee-vyen'] Noun , masculine
baking tray
разво́д [raz-vót] Noun , masculine

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