English | Phrases - Travel | General

General - Essentials

Вы не могли бы мне помочь, пожалуйста? (Vy ne mogli by mne pomoch', pozhaluysta?)
Can you help me, please?
Asking for help
Вы говорите по-английски? (Vy govorite po-angliyski?)
Do you speak English?
Asking if a person speaks English
Вы говорите на_(язык)_? (Vy govorite na_(yazyk)_?)
Do you speak _[language]_?
Asking if a person speaks a certain language
Я не говорю на _(язык)_. (YA ne govoryu na _(yazyk)_.)
I don't speak_[language]_.
Clarifying that you don't speak a certain language
Я не понимаю. (YA ne ponimayu.)
I don't understand.
Explaining that you don't understand

General - Conversation

Здравствуй! (Zdravstvuy!)
Hello!
Standard greeting
Привет! (Privet!)
Hi!
Informal greeting
Доброе утро! (Dobroye utro!)
Good Morning!
Greeting used in the morning
Добрый вечер! (Dobryy vecher!)
Good Evening!
Greeting used in the evening
Спокойной ночи! (Spokoynoy nochi!)
Good Night!
Greeting used when leaving in the evening/night or before going to bed
Как ваши дела? (Kak vashi dela?)
How are you?
Polite small talk enquiring about the other person's well-being
Хорошо, спасибо. (Horosho, spasibo.)
Good, thank you.
Polite reply to 'How are you?'
Как Вас зовут? (Kak Vas zovut?)
What’s your name?
Asking the other person's name
Меня зовут___. (Menya zovut___.)
My name is ___.
Telling someone your name
Откуда Вы родом? (Otkuda Vy rodom?)
Where are you from?
Asking about someone's origin
Я из___. (YA iz___.)
I am from___.
Answering about your origin
Сколько тебе лет? (Skol'ko tebe let?)
How old are you?
Asking about someone's age
Мне___лет. (Mne___let.)
I am___years old.
Answering about your age
Да (Da)
Yes
Positive reply
Нет (Net)
No
Negative reply
Пожалуйста (Pozhaluysta)
Please
Filler word to add polite touch
Держите! (Derzhite!)
Here you go!
Used when giving something to someone
Спасибо. (Spasibo.)
Thank you.
Thanking someone
Спасибо большое. (Spasibo bol'shoye.)
Thank you very much.
Thanking someone very warmly
Пожалуйста (Pozhaluysta)
You're welcome.
Politely replying to a 'thank you'
Извините (Izvinite)
I am sorry.
Apologizing for something
Прошу прощения. (Proshu proshcheniya.)
Excuse me.
Getting the attention of someone
Да ничего. (Da nichego.)
It's OK.
Replying to an apology if you accept it
Ничего страшного. (Nichego strashnogo.)
No problem.
Replying to an apology if you accept it
Осторожно! (Ostorozhno!)
Watch out!
Making someone aware of a danger
Я голоден. (YA goloden.)
I am hungry.
Used when feeling hungry
Я хочу пить. (YA hochu pit'.)
I am thirsty.
Used when feeling thirsty
Я устал. (YA ustal.)
I am tired.
Used when feeling tired
Я болен. (YA bolen.)
I am sick.
Used when feeling sick
Я не знаю. (YA ne znayu.)
I don't know.
You don't know the answer to a question
Приятно было познакомиться. (Priyatno bylo poznakomit'sya.)
It was nice meeting you.
Polite good-bye phrase after first meeting
До свидания! (Do svidaniya!)
Goodbye!
Saying farewell

General - Complaints

Я хочу пожаловаться. (YA hochu pozhalovat'sya.)
I would like to make a complaint.
Polite way of starting your complaint
Кто здесь ответственный? (Kto zdes' otvetstvennyy?)
Who is in charge here?
Finding out who is responsible
Это совершенно неприемлемо! (Eto sovershenno nepriyemlemo!)
This is totally unacceptable!
Strongly expressing your dissatisfaction
Я хочу вернуть свои деньги! (YA hochu vernut' svoi den'gi!)
I want my money back!
Asking for a refund
Мы ждём уже больше часа. (My zhdom uzhe bol'she chasa.)
We have been waiting for over an hour.
Complaining about long waiting times

General - Swearing

Эта еда просто дерьмо! (Eta yeda prosto der'mo!)
This food tastes like crap!
Rude way of showing displeasure with your food
Этот напиток на вкус как моча! (Etot napitok na vkus kak mocha!)
This drink tastes like piss!
Rude way of showing displeasure with a drink
Это место - помойная яма! (Eto mesto - pomoynaya yama!)
This place is a shithole!
Rude way of showing displeasure with an establishment
Эта машина - развалюха! (Eta mashina - razvalyukha!)
This car is a wreck!
Rude way of showing displeasure with a car
Обслуживание - отстой! (Obsluzhivaniye - otstoy!)
The service sucks!
Rude way of showing displeasure with the service
Это сплошная обдираловка! (Eto sploshnaya obdiralovka!)
This is a total rip-off!
Rudely complaining about a high price
Это бред! (Eto bred!)
That is bullshit!
Rude way of showing disbelief in something someone said
Ты тупой кретин! (Ty tupoy kretin!)
You are a stupid moron!
Insulting a person by criticizing his/her intelligence
Да ты нифига не знаешь! (Da ty nifiga ne znayesh'!)
You don't know shit!
Insulting a person by criticizing his/her knowledge
Отвали! (Otvali!)
Piss off!
Rudely telling a person to leave immediately
Давай разберёмся снаружи! (Davay razberomsya snaruzhi!)
Let's settle this outside!
Asking a person to fight outside of an establishment