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.

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Additional examples

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Щи – э́то национа́льное ру́сское блю́до.

    schee é-ta na-tsee-a-nál'-na-ye rús-ka-ye blyú-da

    Cabbage soup is a national Russian dish.

  • Сала́т, кото́рый в ра́зных стра́нах но́сит назва́ние “ру́сский”, в Росси́и называ́ется "Оливье́".

    sa-lát, ka-tó-ryî v ráz-nyh strá-nah nó-seet naz-vá-nee-ye "rús-keeî", v ras-sée-ee na-zy-vá-ee-tsa "a-leev'-yé".

    The salad that in various countries is called “Russian”, in Russia is called "Olivier".

  • 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.

  • Я могу́ чита́ть по-ру́сски, но говори́ть мне сло́жно.

    ya ma-gú chee-tát' pa-rús-kee, no ga-va-réet' mnye slózh-na

    I can read in Russian, but it's difficult for me to talk.

  • Е́сли вы пришли́ в го́сти к ру́сским, вам придётся снять о́бувь и наде́ть та́почки.

    yés-lee vy preesh-lée v gós-tee k rús-keem, vam pree-dyó-tsa snyat' ó-buf' ee na-dyét' tá-pach-kee

    If you came to visit Russians, you will have to take off your shoes and put on home slippers.

  • Селёдка под шу́бой - класси́ческое блю́до праздничного стола́ для ру́сских.

    see-lyót-ka pat shú-baî - kla-sée-chees-ka-ye blyú-da prázd-neech-na-va sta-lá dlya rús-keeh

    Herring under a "fur coat" (herring covered with a thick layer of vegetables) is a classic dish of a festive table for Russians.

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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

ра́зный [ráz-nyî] Adjective
different, various, diverse
ду́мать [dú-mat'] Verb
to think
уда́ча [u-dá-cha] Noun
(good) luck, success, good fortune
гуля́ть [gu-lyát'] Verb
to go for a walk, to walk, to stroll, to be outside

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