Transliteration & pronunciation
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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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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
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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.

Go to needed tab 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.

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Early / Late / On time
(slishkam) + [ RANA ] - (too) early

(slishkam) + [ POZDNA ] - (too) late

[ VOVREMYA ] - on time

(слишком) Рано / Поздно / Вовремя

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Earlier / Later / Now
[ RAN`SHE ] - earlier

[ POZ-ZHE ] - later

[ SEYCHAS ] - now

Раньше / Позже / Сейчас

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Second / 5 seconds (plural)
[ SEKUNDA ]

[ PYAT`SEKUND ] - 5 seconds (plural)

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Секунда / Пять секунд

Good to know! Russians often use the phrase "pyat` sekund! / пять секунд" (5 seconds!).
In Russian it means - "One moment, please".

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Minute / 5 minutes (plural)
[ MINUTA ]

[ PYAT`MINUT ] - 5 minutes (plural)

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Минута / Пять минут

Good to know! Russians often use the phrase "(adnu) minutu! / (одну) минуту!" (/one/ minute!).
In Russian it means - "One moment, please".

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Hour / 2 hours (plural)
[ CHAS ]

[ DVA CHASA ] - 2 hours (plural)

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Час / Два часа

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Five o'clock / 05:30
[ PYAT` CHASOV ] - five o'clock

[ PYAT`-TRITSAT` ] - 05:30 (five - thirty)

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Пять часов / Пять - Тридцать

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Half an hour + (ago / after)
[ POLCHESA ] - half an hour

[ POLCHESA NAZAD ] - half an hour ago

[ CHERES POLCHESA ] - after half an hour

Полчаса / Полчаса назад / Через полчаса

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Day (24 hrs) / 7 days (plural)
[ DEN` ] / [ SUTKI ]

[ SEM` DNEY ] / [ SEM` SUTAK ] - 7 days (plural)

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День / Сутки
Семь дней / Семь суток

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Round-the-clock / Day-and-night
[ KRUGLA-SUTACHNA ]

Круглосуточно

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Morning / Day (daytime)
[ UTRA ] - morning

[ DEN` ] - daytime

Утро / День

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Evening / Night
[ VECHER ] - evening

[ NOCH` ] - night

Вечер / Ночь

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Noon / Midnight
[ POLDEN` ] - Noon

[ POLNACH` ] - Midnight

Полдень / Полночь

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What time is it now?
[ SKOLKA SEYCHAS VREMENI ? ]

Сколько сейчас времени?

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A week / Days of the week
[ NEDELYA ] - a week

[ DNI NEDELI ] - days of the week

Неделя / Дни недели

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Sunday
[ VASKRESEN`YE ]

Воскресенье

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Monday / Tuesday
[ PANEDELNIK ] - monday

[ VTORNIK ] - tuesday

Понедельник / Вторник

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Wednesday / Thursday
[ SREDA ] - wednesday

[ CHETVERG ] - thursday

Среда / Четверг

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Friday / Saturday
[ PYATNITSA ] - friday

[ SUBOTA ] - saturday

Пятница / Суббота

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Yesterday / Tomorrow
[ FCHERA ] - Yesterday

[ ZAVTRA ] - Tomorrow

Вчера / Завтра

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Today / Now
[ SEVODNYA ] - Today

[ SEYCHAS ] - Now

Сегодня / Сейчас

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Month / 12 months (plural)
[ MESYATS ] - month

[ dvenatsat` MESYATSEV ] - 12 months (plural)

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Месяц / Двенадцать месяцев

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December / January / February
[ DEKABR` ] - December

[ YANVAR` ] - January

[ FEVRAL` ] - February

Декабрь / Январь / Февраль

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March / April / May
[ MART ] - March

[ APREL` ] - April

[ MAY ] - May

Март / Апрель / Май

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June / July / August
[ IYUN` ] - June

[ IYUL` ] - July

[ AVGUST ] - August

Июнь / Июль / Август

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September / October / November
[ SENTYABR` ] - September

[ AKTYABR` ] - October

[ NAYABR` ] - November

Сентябрь / Октябрь / Ноябрь

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Springtime / Summer
[ VESNA ] - Springtime

[ LETA ] - Summer

Весна / Лето

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Autumn / Winter
[ OSEN` ] - Autumn

[ ZIMA ] - Winter

Осень / Зима

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Year / 30 years (plural)
( adin ) [ GOD ] - (one) year

( tritsat`) [ LET ] - (30) years (plural)

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(один) год / (тридцать) лет

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Merry Christmas! / Happy New Year!
[ S RAZHDESTVOM ! ] - Merry Christmas!

[ S NOVYM GODAM ! ] - Happy New Year!

С Рождеством! / С Новым Годом!

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