Advanced Russian vocabulary

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

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Russian slang, proverbs, idioms, and many other different words and expressions in Modern Conversational Russian Dictionary.

ухитри́ться [u-heet-rée-tsa] Verb , perfective
to contrive, to manage
причёска [pree-chyós-ka] Noun , feminine
hairstyle, hairdo, haircut
зря [zrya] Adverb
in vain, to no purpose, (all) for nothing
нарасхва́т [na-ras-hvát] Adverb
~ like hot cakes, in great demand
безобра́зие [bee-za-brá-zee-ye] Noun , neuter
outrage, mess, something bad
припоздни́ться [pree-pazd-nee-tsa] Verb , perfective
to be (a bit) late
под ключ [pat klyuch] Phrase
turnkey, fully ready/constructed
поголо́вно [pa-ga-lóv-na] Adverb
all without exception
оплоша́ть [ap-la-shát'] Verb , perfective
to make a mistake, to fail, to blunder
заблуди́ться [za-blu-dée-tsa] Verb , perfective
to get lost, to lose one's way, to go astray
торопи́ться [ta-ra-pée-tsa] Verb , imperfective
to hurry, to be in a hurry, to hasten
на цы́почках [na tsý-pach-kah] Phrase
on tiptoe
дразни́ть [draz-néet'] Verb , imperfective
to tease, to mock
босико́м [ba-see-kóm] Adverb
barefoot
прома́зать [pra-má-zat'] Verb , perfective
to miss (the mark)
зано́за [za-nó-za] Noun , feminine
splinter; (about a person) pain in the neck, nag
враспло́х [vrasp-lóh] Adverb
unawares, unexpectedly, by surprise
продешеви́ть [pra-dee-shee-véet'] Verb , perfective
to sell too cheap

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