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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

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WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT

Taxis 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
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Hello !
[ ZDRASTVUITE ! ]

Здравствуйте!

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Do you speak English?
[ VY GAVARITE PA ANGLIYSKI ? ]

Вы говорите по английски?

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

Я не говорю по русски

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

Пожалуйста / Будьте добры

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I want.. / I need..
[ YA KHACHU .. ] - I want ..

[ MNE NUZHNA .. ] - I need ..

Я хочу / Мне нужно

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

Мне нужно такси до адреса + ...

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

Мне нужно такси от адреса + ...

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Today / Now
[ SEVODNYA ] - Today

[ SEYCHAS ] - Now

Сегодня / Сейчас

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

Figures are here, and the currency converter is here

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I don`t understand
[ YA NE PANIMAYU ]

Я не понимаю

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Very expensive! Too expensive!
Very expensive -
[ OCHEN` DORAGA ]

Too expensive -
[ SLISHKAM` DORAGA ]


Очень дорого / Слишком дорого

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Do you accept credit cards?
[ VY PRINIMAYETE KARTOCHKI ? ]

Вы принимаете карточки?

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

Я заплачу - наличными / картой

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Yes / No
[ DA / NET ]

Да / нет

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Ok! / Good!
[ KHARASHO ]

Хорошо

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Stop here !
[ ASTANAVITE ZDYES` ! ]

Остановите здесь!

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Thank you (very much) !
[ (Balshoye) SPASIBA ! ]

(Большое) спасибо!

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You are welcome
[ PAZHALUSTA ]

Пожалуйста

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Goodbye!
[ DASVIDANIYA ! ]

До свидания!

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