Countries in Russian
One of the first questions you’ll be asked when meeting someone in a Russian-speaking country is ‘Where are you from?’ – Откуда вы? (atkooda vy?).
Whether you’re from Canada or Colombia, this lesson on countries in Russian will prepare you for these questions and help you ask them in return and understand the answer! Many of the names of countries are similar in English and Russian but pronounced slightly differently. Practice these country names out loud so you can sound natural when talking to a native Russian speaker!
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Pronouncing countries in Russian
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Where are you from?
I hope you enjoyed this lesson! Not too hard, right? You’ve just added to your growing Russian vocabulary list! Of course there are many countries in the world and we couldn’t name them all here. If you want to really get to know мир (meer) in Russian, you might want to get a map in Russian!
Here are a few recommended Russian lessons to try next!
- How do you describe yourself in Russian? Check this Russian lesson out.
- What about describing other people in Russian?
- Check out this free lesson on dining in Russian.
До скорого! (da skorava)
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