Russian word of the day: Чаевые

Jun 01, 2019

How to say 

"Tips" in Russian



Noun , plural

tips (in a restaurant, cafe, etc.), gratuity


  • Ско́лько чаевы́х при́нято оставля́ть в Росси́и?

    skól'-ka cha-ee-výh prée-nee-ta as-tav-lyát' v ras-sée-ee

    How much (it is accustomed) to tip in Russia?

  • Е́сли вам понра́вилось обслу́живание, вы мо́жете оста́вить чаевы́е в разме́ре от 5 до 15% от су́ммы счёта.

    yés-lee vam pa-nrá-vee-las' abs-lú-zhee-va-nee-ye, by mó-zhee-tye as-tá-veet' cha-ee-vý-ye v raz-myé-rye at pya-tée da peet-ná-tsa-tee pra-tsén-taf at súm-my schyó-ta

    If you liked the service, you can leave a tip of 5 to 15% of the total bill.

Useful information

The word ЧАЕВЫЕ comes from the noun ЧАЙ (tea). There is also an expression ДАТЬ НА ЧАЙ which means "to give tips".

Related words and phrases

фотографи́ровать [fa-ta-gra-fée-ra-vat'] Verb
to take pictures, to photograph
авто́бус [av-tó-bus] Noun
заброни́ровать [za-bra-née-ra-vat'] Verb
to book, to reserve
зал ожида́ния [zal a-zhee-dá-nee-ya] Phrase
waiting room/space
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