Basic Russian: simple Russian words and phrases

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иностра́нный [ee-na-strán-nyî] Adjective
foreign
вопро́с [vap-rós] Noun , masculine
question
беспла́тно [bees-plát-na] Adverb
free (of charge)
звать [zvat'] Verb , imperfective
to call
мечта́ [meech-tá] Noun , feminine
dream, daydream, reverie
иска́ть [ees-kát'] Verb , imperfective
to look for, to search, to seek
день рожде́ния [dyen' razh-dyé-nee-ya] Phrase
birthday
глу́пость [glú-past'] Noun , feminine
stupidity, stupid action or thing, folly, foolishness, nonsense
мечта́ть [meech-tát'] Verb , imperfective
to dream (of)
забыва́ть [za-by-vát'] Verb , imperfective
to forget
по-ру́сски [pa-rús-kee] Phrase
in Russian
игра́ть [eeg-rát'] Verb , imperfective
to play
улы́бка [u-lýp-ka] Noun , feminine
зе́ркало [zyér-ka-la] Noun , neuter
mirror
уда́ча [u-dá-cha] Noun , feminine
(good) luck, success, good fortune
сон [son] Noun , masculine
dream, sleep
уста́ть [us-tát'] Verb , perfective
to get tired
хоте́ться [ha-tyét'-sya] Verb , imperfective
to feel like something/doing something

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