Yes in Russian
The Russian word for Yes is Да (da). Let's check out this lesson on the Yes in Russian.
You can certainly use other words to express your agreement. However, please note that Russians agree with the speaker, which can be a little confusing for English speakers, i.e., if a Russian says: " Вы не можете знать это наверняка" (You don't know it for sure, do you?) the reply would be: "Да. Я не знаю" (Yes. I don't know.) - rather than in English, where the standard reply would be: "No, I don't know."
Find out how to pronounce да and other useful words in this free Russian lesson.
Pronouncing yes in Russian
You might want to use other words with Да too. Let's check out the following phrases:
Also, you can use other phrases to express your agreement in Russian, like:
Please also note that Да sometimes doesn't mean "yes". For instance, in the phrase Да нет the word Да just softens нет (no), which makes a refusal sound more polite!
До скорого! (da skorava)