Practice Russian Pronunciation: The Most Frequent Words

When you start learning Russian, it's important to master the most common words and their pronunciations. Try practicing the most frequent words below and test your Russian pronunciation.

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How can I improve my Russian pronunciation?

Russian is a phonetic language, which means that it's an easier language to master the pronunciation of than English, for example. With Russian pronunciation, the rules stay the same—most of the time. But that doesn't mean you shouldn't always be practicing and improving your Russian pronunciation! With our Pronunciation Player, you can choose how many words you want to practice, then watch real native speakers pronounce them for you. This is the best way to improve your Russian pronunciation as you can watch the speakers' lips and mouths, then copy them.

Are Russian vowels hard to pronounce?

Russian vowels aren't too hard to pronounce, but you really need to pronounce them perfectly to be understood. In general, Russian vowels are longer, whereas in other languages like English or French, the vowels are pronounced much shorter. Make sure you listen to the Russian accent audio very carefully. You'll learn how to pronounce those Russian vowels and will sound professional in no time!

Do you offer a Russian pronunciation audio?

We do! You can listen to the most common Russian words, or watch a video. With our Russian pronunciation audio clips, you can choose which sounds you would like to practice. If you don't have much time, you can practice 50 words at a time. But if you have a bit more time on your hands, you can practice up to 200 frequent Russian words at a time.

Can I practice Russian phonetics?

You can, yes. We recommend that if your a beginner in Russian and Russian pronunciation, you should focus on the phonetics more than the words themselves. Sometimes, it's easy to pronounce words in a new language like you would in your native language. So start with the Russian phonetics, until you have a better grasp on the Russian pronunciation.