Russian Adjectives

Welcome to the second Russian lesson about adjectives. This time we will first learn about colors, followed by grammar rules, then weather expressions, finally a conversation in Russian to help you practice your daily phrases. To hear the pronunciation, just click on the sound icon.

black
black Audio
черный [chyerniy]
grey
grey Audio
серый [syeriy]
white
white Audio
белый [byeliy]
blue
blue Audio
синий [siniy]
green
green Audio
зеленый [zyelyeniy]
yellow
yellow Audio
желтый [ʐyeltiy]
red
red Audio
красный [krasniy]
brown
brown Audio
коричневый [korichnyeviy]

Adjectives Grammar Rules

In general adjectives are words which describe or modify another person or object in a given sentence. For example: a beautiful flower the adjective is [beautiful] because it describes the noun [flower]. The following examples use adjectives in different ways and places to demonstrate how they behave in a sentence.

Grammar Rules
Russian + Pronunciation
my house is white
[noun + adjective]
мой дом белый Audio
[moy dom byeliy]
your country is big
[noun + adjective]
ваша страна большая Audio
[vasha strana bolʲshaya]
new books are expensive
[plural + adjective]
новые книги дороги Audio
[noviye knigi dorogi]
we are happy here
[pronoun + verb + adjective]
мы счастливы здесь Audio
[mi schastlivi zdyesʲ]
she has three small dogs
[adjective + plural]
у нее трое маленьких собак Audio
[oo nyeye troye malyenʲkikh sobak]
this language is very easy
[adverb + adjective]
этот язык очень легкий Audio
[etot yazik ochyenʲ lyegkiy]
I have a small green house
[adjective + adjective]
у меня есть небольшой парник Audio
[oo myenya yestʲ nyebolʲshoy parnik]

We're not done yet! The following is a list of more adjectives for you, often used when referring to weather conditions. I think it would be wise to memorize them.

cold
cold Audio
холодный [kholodniy]
hot
hot Audio
горячий [goryachiy]
cloudy
cloudy Audio
облачный [oblachniy]
rainy
rainy Audio
дождливый [doʐdliviy]
snowy
snowy Audio
снежный [snyeʐniy]
sunny
sunny Audio
солнечный [solnyechniy]
windy
windy Audio
ветренный [vyetryenniy]
warm
warm Audio
теплый [tyepliy]

Conversation in Russian

Now we finally reach the most exciting part, the practice of the daily expressions used in almost every conversation. I recommend memorizing these phrases, because you will need them for sure.

English
Russian
Pronunciation
hi
привет
[privyet] Audio
how are you?
как поживаешь?
[kak poʐivayeshʲ?] Audio
I'm good, thank you
у меня все хорошо, спасибо
[oo myenya vsye khorosho, spasibo] Audio
and you?
а вы?
[a vi?] Audio
what is your name?
как тебя зовут?
[kak tyebya zovoot?] Audio
my name is Maya
меня зовут Майя
[myenya zovoot mayya] Audio
nice to meet you
приятно познакомиться
[priyatno poznakomitʲsya] Audio

I hope you enjoyed this lesson about adjectives in Russian. If you have any question about this lesson please contact me here. The next lesson is below.

Russian Alphabet   Russian Alphabet

Russian Nouns   Russian Nouns



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