Signs in Russian

You can avoid potential embarrassment and frustration if you understand these important signs in Russian. The Rocket Russian team wants to ensure you never walk into the wrong restroom, light up in a no-smoking area, or have your vehicle towed from a no-parking spot!

Most of the time you’ll probably only need to recognize the written Russian word or phrase, but we’ve included audio so you can listen to the Russian pronunciation. This way you’ll be able to find out if something is open or closed, or more importantly, on sale!

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Pronouncing signs in Russian

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К себе

K sibe


От себя

At sibya








Парковка запрещена

Parkofka zaprishchina

No parking

Срок годности

Srok godnasti

The best before date

Годен до

Godin do

Best before

Место для курения

Mesta dlya kurenia

The smoking area

Зона для некурящих

Zona dlya nikuryashchih

The non- smoking area

Не курить!

Ni kureet’!

No smoking!

Sometimes you will see big bright colored signs in nearly every store window. There must be a sale on…

Распродажа одежды

Raspradazha adezhdy

Sale of clothes

Со скидкой

Sa skeetkai

Reduced price

По дешëвке

Pa dishofki

A bargain

That’s it for this lesson. I hope you had fun!

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