Transliteration & pronunciation
Please note!

The following transliteration and pronunciation is given for the classical Latin alphabet and does not match with the rules of orthography and pronunciation of English.

Therefore do not pronounce Russian words how to you like represent sounds in English.

For example:
The Latin letter U should not be pronounced as the English word you.
U = YOU = OO

If you doubt the correct pronunciation, click on the live audio link in Russian
(Link to sound )
Left
Right

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT

Taxi in Russia
cheap licensed taxi services

How to get a cab yourself without knowing Russian language
NEVER DO IT
Never use illegal taxis! It can be too expensive and even unsafe!


Distinguish not licensed taxis is quite simply. They obsessively offer their services at airports, near train stations and subway, close to popular places. They can masquerade as legal cabmen, for example wearing badges of famous companies see here
If you take a taxi just on the street - it should be a branded car only

GO FURTHER
How to choose original taxicabs in Russia
NEVER DO IT
Never use illegal taxis! It can be too expensive and even unsafe!


Distinguish not licensed taxis is quite simply. They obsessively offer their services at airports, near train stations and subway, close to popular places. They can masquerade as legal cabmen, for example wearing badges of famous companies
see here
If you take a taxi just on the street - it should be a branded car only

GO FURTHER
How to choose original taxicabs in Russia

Four ways to order a taxi yourself

and not overpay for transfers
In Russia most companies use fixed tariffs.
So you will know the price before the trip!
V. Putin
Russia CEO
In Russia most companies use fixed tariffs.
So you will know the price before the trip!
V. Putin
Russia CEO
Useful phrases in Russian
| Note - Pronunciation
Want to know more? Phrasebook in Russian
English-Russian online translator and vocabulary. How to ask in Russian. Useful phrases in Russian.
How to ask something in Russian, if you don`t know a single word in Russian? There is an exit! We have collected for you all necessary words and phrases in English and translated them into Russian.

Open the dictionary and click the desired phrase or word. You will see the translation into Russian, as well as the phrase in Russian in Latin letters. Dashes below indicate stress (accent) a certain syllable in a word.

Pay attention to the rules of pronunciation. Transliteration is given for the classical Latin alphabet and does not match with the rules of orthography and pronunciation of English.

If you doubt the correct pronunciation, click on the live audio link in Russian
Link to sound
You will be presented with a short slide show with the correct pronunciation from a native speaker.
CLICK TO OPEN
Hello !
[ ZDRASTVUITE ! ]

Здравствуйте!

Link to sound
Do you speak English?
[ VY GAVARITE PA ANGLIYSKI ? ]

Вы говорите по английски?

Link to sound
I don't speak Russian
[ YA NE GAVARYU PA RUSSKI ]

Я не говорю по русски

Link to sound
Please,..(request)
[ PAZHALUSTA ] / [ BUDTE DABRY ]

Пожалуйста / Будьте добры

Link to sound
I want.. / I need..
[ YA KHACHU .. ] - I want ..

[ MNE NUZHNA .. ] - I need ..

Я хочу / Мне нужно

Link to sound
I need a taxi TO ...
[ MNE NUZHNA TAXI DA ADRESA ] + your adress

Мне нужно такси до адреса + ...

Link to sound
I need a taxi FROM ...
[ MNE NUZHNA TAXI AT ADRESA ] + your adress

Мне нужно такси от адреса + ...

Link to sound
Today / Now
[ SEVODNYA ] - Today

[ SEYCHAS ] - Now

Сегодня / Сейчас

Link to sound
How much it this?
[ SKOLKA ETA STOIT ? ] - Сколько это стоит?

Figures are here, and the currency converter is here

Link to sound
I don`t understand
[ YA NE PANIMAYU ]

Я не понимаю

Link to sound
Very expensive! Too expensive!
Very expensive -
[ OCHEN` DORAGA ]

Too expensive -
[ SLISHKAM` DORAGA ]


Очень дорого / Слишком дорого

Link to sound
Do you accept credit cards?
[ VY PRINIMAYETE KARTOCHKI ? ]

Вы принимаете карточки?

Link to sound
I will pay - in cash / by credit card
[ YA ZAPLACHU - NALICHNYMI / KARTOY ]

Я заплачу - наличными / картой

Link to sound
Yes / No
[ DA / NET ]

Да / нет

Link to sound
Ok! / Good!
[ KHARASHO ]

Хорошо

Link to sound
Stop here !
[ ASTANAVITE ZDYES` ! ]

Остановите здесь!

Link to sound
Thank you (very much) !
[ (Balshoye) SPASIBA ! ]

(Большое) спасибо!

Link to sound
You are welcome
[ PAZHALUSTA ]

Пожалуйста

Link to sound
Goodbye!
[ DASVIDANIYA ! ]

До свидания!

Link to sound
Was this helpful? Tell your friends!
Thank you!