Greetings in Russian

The Russian language is an East Slavic language and belongs to the Indo-European languages. It is spoken for example in Russia, Belarus, Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan and is official language in eleven states.

In addition the Russian alphabet is called Cyrillic.

Greetings in Russian

дравствуйте! – Hello! (formal, at any time)

Привет. – Hi. (informal)

Добро пожаловать. – Welcome.

Доброе утро. – Good morning. (before noon)

Добрый день. – Good afternoon. (after noon)

Добрый вечер. – Good evening. (after 6 p.m.)

Как поживаете? / Как поживаешь? – How are you? (formal / informal)

Как у Вас дела? / Как дела? – How are you doing? (formal / informal)

Прекрасно. А ты? – Fine. And you? (informal)

Спасибо, хорошо. – Fine, thank you.

Так себе. – So-so.

Как обычно. – As usual.

Неплохо. – Not so bad.

Плохо. – Bad.

Рад Вас видеть. / Рада Вас видеть. – Nice to see you. (formal male / formal female)

Рад тебя видеть. / Рада тебя видеть. – Nice to see you. (informal male / informal female)

Я тоже рад Вас видеть. – Nice to see you, too. (formal, said by a man)

Я тоже рада Вас видеть. – Nice to see you, too. (formal, said by a woman)

Other useful sentenecs in Russian:

Как вас зовут? / Как тебя зовут? – What’s your name? (formal / informal)

Меня зовут … – My name is …

Oткуда вы? / Oткуда ты? – Where are you from? (formal / informal)

Я из … – I am from …

Да – yes

Нет – no

If you want to learn more about the Russian language and how it looks like to study in such a big country, you could check these articles:

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