Love and marriage

Learn Russian vocabulary about love and marriage. Every word and phrase comes with a picture, two examples and audio. Test yourself with the flashcards.

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симпати́чный [seem-pa-téech-nyî] Adjective
pretty, likable, attractive
неве́ста [nee-vyés-ta] Noun , feminine
bride, fiancee
ухажёр [u-ha-zhyór] Noun , masculine
admirer, a man (guy) who is trying to court a woman (girl)
уха́живать [u-há-zhee-vat'] Verb , imperfective
to court, to pay court to, to woo; to look after, to take care of, to nurse
жени́х [zhe-néeh] Noun , masculine
fiance, bridegroom, suiter, admirer
сде́лать предложе́ние [sdyé-lat' preed-la-zhé-nee-ye] Phrase
to propose
влюби́ться [vlyu-bée-tsa] Verb , perfective
to fall in love
заи́грывать [za-éeg-ry-vat'] Verb , imperfective
пожени́ться [pa-zhee-née-tsa] Verb , perfective
to get married
ЗАГС [zags]
registry office (abbr. for за́пись а́ктов гражда́нского состоя́ния)
жена́ [zhee-ná] Noun , feminine
муж [muzh] Noun , masculine
де́вушка [dyé-vush-ka] Noun , feminine
girl, young lady; girlfriend
па́рень [pá-ryen'] Noun , masculine
guy, fellow; boyfriend
сва́дьба [svád'-ba] Noun , feminine
разби́ть се́рдце [raz-béet' syér-tse] Phrase
to break the heart
стро́ить гла́зки [stró-eet' glás-kee] Phrase
to make eyes, to flirt
коке́тничать [ka-kyét-nee-cheet'] Verb , imperfective
to coquet, to flirt