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Talking About Music in Russian

This lesson will teach you some of the Russian music words you need to know – just listen to the audio for the correct pronunciation and practice saying the Russian words and phrases aloud.

Being able to talk about music in Russian is a great way to start a conversation with a native Russian speaker – after all, music is a universal language!

Perhaps you’re traveling in a Russian-speaking country and you want to buy some Russian music – how would you ask for what you want in Russian?

Let's check out this lesson on talking about music in Russian.

Talking about music in Russian




Сколько стоит этот CD?

Skol’ka stoit etat CD?

How much is this CD please?

У вас есть CD с классической музыкой?

Oo vas est’ CD s klassichiskai moozykai?

Do you sell classical music CDs?

У вас есть CD с рок музыкой?

Oo vas est’ CD s rok moozykai?

Do you have rock music CD?

У вас есть музыка Джека Джонсона?

Oo vas est’ moozyka Dzheka Dzhonsona?

Do you have any music by Jack Johnson?

You might notice a couple of interesting (or puzzling!) points here. The word for "music" becomes feminine in Russian! This is because Russian has distinctions for every single name or noun, and all of them are either masculine, feminine or neuter in gender.

Weird, but absolutely true! Here are some useful words when listening to music at home, in the car or at a concert.

Слишком громко!

Sleeshkam gromka!

It's too loud!

У него красивый голос

Oo nivo kraseevyi golas

He has a beautiful voice

Мне очень нравится эта песня

Mne ochin’ nravitsa eta pesnia

I really like this song

Вам нравится эта песня?

Vam nravitsa eta pesnia?

Do you like this song?

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До скорого! (da skorava)


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