Core Russian words

Core Russian Words is the list of Russian words that can help you find your way in many situations. The list is regularly updated with new words. Follow the updates on Russian Word of the Day.

ма́ло [má-la] Adverb
little, not enough, not much
мно́го [mnó-ga] Adverb
many, much, a lot, plenty
до́рого [dó-ra-ga] Adverb
expensive
хорошо́ [ha-ra-shó] Adverb
good, well
свобо́дно [sva-bód-na] Adverb
vacant, free, freely; loose, loosely
за́нято [zá-nee-ta] Adverb
busy, occupied
нра́виться [nrá-vee-tsa] Verb imperfective
to be liked
мо́жно [mózh-na]
allowed, one can
нельзя́ [neel'-zyá]
not allowed, one cannot, one should not
ско́лько [skól'-ka] Pronoun
how many, how much
хоте́ть [ha-tyét'] Verb imperfective
го́род [górat] Noun masculine
city, town
у́лица [ú-lee-tsa] Noun feminine
дру́жба [drúzhba] Noun feminine
friendship