Russian Salutations

Socializing with Russian-speaking people will be a lot more fun when you know a few Russian salutations. Even if you’re still a beginner learner, these common Russian expressions will help you fit in and feel part of the conversation.  

This free audio lesson will show you how to welcome someone in Russian, wish them luck, or a safe journey. Maybe you want to congratulate someone, or even apologize – either way, this Russian language lesson is not to be missed.   

Listen carefully to the pronunciation and practice saying the phrases aloud until you’re ready to try them out in a Russian conversation for real!

Pronouncing Russian salutations

When someone is sick, you can say:

Let’s review how to apologize in Russian. The following expressions are used when you need to say "Excuse me.." and "I'm sorry" . Quite convenient! 

You could also say…

If someone stepped on your toes and apologized you might want to say…

And there you have it, another lesson in the bag! Congratulations!

If you want more lessons on Russian salutations then I recommend that you check out the following:

До скорого! (da skorava)

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