Russian word of the day: Русский

Dec 22, 2018

How to say 

"Russian" in Russian

ру́сский

rús-keeî

Adjective

Russian

Examples

  • У него́ ма́ма ру́сская.

    u nee-vó má-ma rús-ka-ya

    His mother is Russian.

  • Он изуча́ет ру́сский язы́к.

    on ee-zu-chá-eet rús-keeî ya-zýk

    He is learning Russian language.

Additional examples

More Russian sentences with the words that contain "русск".

  • Сего́дня мы бу́дем учи́ться счита́ть по-ру́сски.

    see-vód-nya my bú-deem u-chée-tsa schee-tát' pa-rús-kee

    Today we will learn to count in Russian.

  • Матрёшка - ру́сская деревя́нная игру́шка в ви́де расписно́й ку́клы, внутри́ кото́рой нахо́дятся подо́бные ей ку́клы ме́ньшего разме́ра.

    mat-ryósh-ka - rús-ka-ya dee-ree-vyán-na-ya eeg-rúsh-ka v vée-dye ras-pees-nóî kúk-ly, vnut-rée ka-tó-raî na-hó-dya-tsa pa-dób-ny-ye yeî kúk-ly myén'-she-va raz-myé-ra

    Matryoshka is a Russian wooden toy in the form of a painted doll, inside which there are similar dolls of smaller size.

  • В XIX ве́ке самова́р стал це́нтром пра́здничного засто́лья и незамени́мым атрибу́том ру́сского чаепи́тия.

    v dee-veet-ná-tsa-tam vyé-kye sa-ma-vár stal tsént-ram prázd-neech-na-va zas-tól'-ya ee nye-za-mee-née-mym at-ree-bú-tam rús-ka-va chee-ee-pée-tee-ya

    In the XIX century samovar became the center of the festive meal and an indispensable attribute of Russian tea drinking.

  • Окро́шка – холо́дный суп национа́льной ру́сской ку́хни.

    ak-rósh-ka - ha-lód-nyî sup na-tsee-a-nál'-naî rús-kaî kúh-nee

    Okroshka is a cold soup of Russian national cuisine.

  • Я говорю́ по-ру́сски.

    ya ga-va-ryú pa-rús-kee

    I speak Russian.

  • Я говорю́ по-ру́сски.

    ya ga-va-ryú pa-rús-kee

    I speak Russian.

  • Ру́сские лю́ди привы́кли встреча́ть но́вый год под бой кура́нтов.

    rús-kee-ye lyú-dee pree-výk-lee fstree-chát' nó-vyî got pad boî ku-rán-taf

    Russian people are used to welcome the new year under the strikes of the (Kremlin) bells.

  • Пе́рвый блин комом. (ру́сская погово́рка)

    pyér-vyî bleen kó-mam

    ≈ It's the first step that is troublesome. / You must spoil before you spin. (russian proverb, lit. - The first pancake comes out lumpy.)

  • Изве́стный ру́сский учёный Константи́н Эдуа́рдович Циолко́вский был самоу́чкой.

    eez-vyés-nyî rús-keeî u-chó-nyî kan-stan-téen e-du-ár-da-veech tsee-al-kófs-keeî byl sa-ma-úch-kaî

    The famous Russian scientist Konstantin Eduardovich Tsiolkovsky was a self-taught person.

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Useful information

Saying "Russian" in Russian depends on the gender and number of objects you describe. For example:

- ру́сский па́спорт - Russian passport (masculine)
- ру́сская жена́ - Russian wife (feminine)
- ру́сское сло́во - Russian word (neuter)
- ру́сские го́сти - Russian guests (plural)

The adjective "ру́сский" also changes in cases as all Russian adjectives do. To learn more about how to use Russian adjectives in different cases follow these links:

- Declension of Russian adjectives
- Gender in Russian
- Plural in Russian
- Russian cases

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Same stem words

по-ру́сски [pa-rús-kee] Phrase
in Russian
обрусе́ть [ab-ru-syét'] Verb
become russified / russianized

Related words and phrases

вещь [vesch'] Noun
thing, object, belonging, stuff
ра́зный [ráz-nyî] Adjective
different, various, diverse
забыва́ть [za-by-vát'] Verb
to forget
сказа́ть [ska-zát'] Verb
to say, to tell
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