Tastes in Russian

Learn Russian words describing different tastes with our series “Russian Word of the Day“. Every word comes with an audio and two examples.

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го́рько [gór'-ka] Adverb
bitterly; the exclamation of the guests at the wedding table calling for the newlyweds to kiss
безвку́сный [bees-fkús-nyî] Adjective
tasteless
го́рький [gór'-keei] Adjective
bitter
жи́рный [zhéer-nyi] Adjective
fat, oily, greasy
о́стрый [óst-ryi] Adjective
sharp; spicy, hot
ки́слый [kées-lyi] Adjective
sour
вку́сный [fkús-nyi] Adjective
tasty
солёный [sa-lyó-nyi] Adjective
salty
сла́дкий [slát-keei] Adjective
sweet
пре́сный [pryés-nyi] Adjective
fresh, sweet (water); unsalted, tasteless (food)

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