Russian food names

Learn Russian food names and the names of popular Russian dishes and drinks. Every word comes with a pictire, transcription, translation in English, two examples, and audio.

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засто́лье [za-stól'-ye] Noun , neuter
feast, meal, repast
чи́псы [chéep-sy] Noun , plural
(potato) chips
шашлы́к [shash-lýk] Noun , masculine
shashlik, kebab
спе́ция [spyé-tsee-ya] Noun , feminine
spice
пря́ник [pryá-neek] Noun , masculine
pryanik, spice-cake made of sugar, honey and spices (Russian version of gingerbread)
десе́рт [dee-syért] Noun , masculine
dessert
доба́вка [da-báf-ka] Noun , feminine
addition, additive, supplement
хлеб [hlyep] Noun , masculine
bread
ка́ша [ká-sha] Noun , feminine
porridge, gruel, (cooked) cereal; (figurative) mess, jumble
блин [bleen] Noun , masculine , plural - блины́
pancake; (slang) damn it!
пельме́ни [peel'-myé-nee] Noun , plural
a dish of small pockets of dough filled with seasoned and minced meat
борщ [borsch] Noun , masculine
borscht, red-beet soup
простоква́ша [pras-ta-kvá-sha] Noun , feminine
curdled milk, clabber, sour clotted milk
кефи́р [kee-féer] Noun , masculine
kefir, buttermilk
окро́шка [ak-rósh-ka] Noun , feminine
cold vegetable soup with bits and pieces of meat or sausage
квас [kvas] Noun , masculine
kvass, traditional Russian soft drink made of bread
ря́женка [ryá-zhen-ka] Noun , feminine
ryazhenka (fermented baked milk)
ква́шеная капу́ста [kvá-she-na-ya ka-pús-ta] Phrase
sauerkraut, sour cabbage
селёдка [see-lyót-ka] Noun , feminine , variation - "сельдь"
herring
щи [schee] Noun , plural
cabbage soup, sauerkraut soup
бутербро́д [bu-teer-brót] Noun , masculine
sandwich, bread with something on top

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