RUSSIAN PHRASEBOOK (with audio and video)


COLOURS AND SHAPES

The world around us is full of objects with their shape and colour. Since we're children, we make use of colours in our everyday conversations. Just think of how many times we mention them during any given day. On the other hand, shapes and sizes will help you specify what you mean: Do you need the small and yellow one or this big and blue? Pay attention to the audio and repeat the name of each colour:


VIDEO
Summary with images and sound:
We've put together in video the most important words and phrases to help you memorize them.
After watching it, you can read and listen to all the vocabulary we've prepared for this topic.

This video is divided in 2 parts:
  1. In the first one you'll listen the name of the most important colours.
  2. The second part is for more advanced learners and teaches the endings of the colours for each gender (masculine, feminine and neuter). It's not necessary to watch this part.










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The colours in Russian

Life is colourful, we have a favourite colour, everything has a colour,... knowing the colours will help us describe objects or say phrases like "I want that red thing", when we don't know how to call something in Russian:


WORD PRONUNCIATION
  кра́сный
red
krás-nyj

  жёлтый
yellow
zhól-tyj

  си́ний
blue
sí-nij

  голубо́й
light blue
ga-lu-bój

  ора́нжевый
orange
a-rán-zhe-vyj

  зелёный
green
zye-lyó-nyj

  фиоле́товый
violet
fia-lyé-ta-vyj

  ро́зовый
pink
ró-za-vyj

  кори́чневый
brown
ka-rích-nye-vyj

  бе́лый
white
byé-lyj

  чёрный
black
chór-nyj

  се́рый
grey
syé-ryj



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Size and shape

To complement the colours, we're going to see sizes and shapes. They aren't many words, but they can help you improve your descriptions. We'll be seeing two sizes (big and small) and some basic shapes:


WORD PRONUNCIATION
  большо́й
big
bal-shój

  ма́ленький
small
má-lyen-kij

  дли́нный
long
dlín-nyj

  коро́ткий
short
ka-rót-kij

  кру́глый
round
krú-glyj

  квадра́тный
square
kva-drát-nyj

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