Christmas and New Year Russian vocabulary

Learn a new Russian word of phrase every day! Christmas and New Year Russian vocabulary. Every word comes with two examples and audio recorded by a native Russian speaker.

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с но́вым го́дом! [s nó-vym gó-dam] Phrase
Happy New Year! (lit. - With New Year!)
с наступа́ющим! [s nas-tu-pá-yu-scheem] Phrase , used before the New Year comes
Happy upcoming New Year! (lit. - with upcoming!)
с рождество́м! [s razh-deest-vóm] Phrase , variation: счастли́вого рождества́!
Merry Christmas!
фейерве́рк [fye-yer-vyérk] Noun , masculine
fireworks
бой кура́нтов [boî ku-rán-taf] Phrase
bell rings
но́вый год [nó-vyî got] Phrase
New Year
пода́рок [pa-dá-rak] Noun , masculine , plural - пода́рки
gift, present
снегови́к [snee-ga-véek] Noun , masculine
snowman
наряжа́ть ёлку [na-ree-zhát' yól-ku] Phrase
to decorate a Christmas tree
снегу́рочка [snye-gú-rach-ka] Noun , feminine
Snow Maiden (granddaughter of grandfather Frost)
дед Mоро́з [dyed ma-róz] Phrase
Ded Moroz (Russian Santa Claus - Grandfather Frost)
рождество́ [razh-deest-vó] Noun , neuter
Christmas
ёлка [yól-ka] Noun , feminine
firtree, New Year's/Christmas tree

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