Basic Russian: simple Russian words and phrases

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брать [brat'] Verb , imperfective
to take
де́ти [dyé-tee] Noun , plural , singular - дитя́ (rarely used), ребёнок
children, kids
молодо́й [ma-la-dóî] Adjective
young
поду́мать [pa-dú-mat'] Verb , perfective
to think
широ́кий [shee-ró-keeî] Adjective
wide, broad
взять [vzyat'] Verb , perfective
to take
огро́мный [ag-róm-nyî] Adjective
huge, vast, enormous, tremendous
пить [peet'] Verb , imperfective
to drink
ра́зный [ráz-nyî] Adjective
different, various, diverse
зако́нчить [za-kón-cheet'] Verb , perfective
to finish, to complete
ру́сский [rús-keeî] Adjective
Russian
сложи́ть [sla-zhéet'] Verb , perfective
to add up, to sum up; to fold; to pack, to stack up; to put together
краси́вый [kra-sée-vyî] Adjective
beautiful, handsome, good-looking
но́вый [nó-vyî] Adjective
new
оши́бка [a-shéep-ka] Noun , feminine
mistake, error
мир [meer] Noun , masculine
world; peace
ошиба́ться [a-shee-bá-tsa] Verb , imperfective
to be mistaken, to make mistakes
я́сно [yás-na] Adverb
clear; (it is) fine (about the weather)
пры́гать [prý-gat'] Verb , imperfective
to jump, to hop, to bounce
же́нщина [zhén-schee-na] Noun , feminine
woman
мужчи́на [mu-schée-na] Noun , masculine
man, male
сказа́ть [ska-zát'] Verb , perfective
to say, to tell
вещь [vesch'] Noun , feminine
thing, object, belonging, stuff
говори́ть [ga-va-réet'] Verb , imperfective
to talk, to speak
бу́дущее [bú-du-schye-ye] Noun , neuter
future
чита́ть [chee-tát'] Verb , imperfective
to read
карма́н [kar-mán] Noun , masculine
pocket
гости́ница [gas-tée-nee-tsa] Noun , feminine
hotel
иностра́нный [ee-na-strán-nyî] Adjective
foreign
вопро́с [vap-rós] Noun , masculine
question

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