Introductions in Russian
It’s time for a crash course in Introductions in Russian! After this free audio lesson you’ll be able to recognize some common personal questions. Even better, in most cases you’ll be able to reply using simple Russian phrases and numbers.
It’s useful to be able to talk about yourself and ask about others when you’re getting to know new people. And there may be times when you need to speak to an official person, or fill out a form. Perhaps you’re booking into a hotel, or going for an interview. You’ll probably be asked some basic personal questions in Russian like “what is your nationality?” “what is your telephone number?” or “what is your date of birth?” These are all useful things to be able to talk about for everyday conversations as well, so how about we get started.
Pronouncing introductions in Russian
All the questions below are in the вы (vy)(you) form of treatment, which is the polite way to address anyone who is not your immediate family or a close friend. Please, keep in mind that ты (ty) is to be used to address your friends or children. Here are some of the most common Russian questions to get you started.
Какой номер вашего мобильного телефона?
Kakoi nomir vashiva mabeel’nava telefona?
What is your cell phone number?
When you're responding, you can follow one of the simple formats below. Just insert the appropriate information in the brackets.
Номер моего мобильного телефона [your number]
Nomir maivo mabeel’nava tilifona [your number]
My cell phone number is [your number]
Мой номер телефона [your number]
Moi nomir tilifona [your number]
My telephone number is [your number]
Мой день рождения [day] [month] [year]
Moi den’ razhdenia [day] [month] [year]
My birthday is on the [day] of [month] [year]
Yes and No
A couple of very useful words for you to know in Russian:
Filling out Forms
When filling out the forms, you will commonly be asked for the following information: