Wanna Learn Some Russian? Satisfy Your Hunger Here – In English and Russian


Russian Drinks Vocabulary.

Here are the top 20 Russian drinks with the word in English and Russian. It includes everything from water and tea down to hard liquor like vodka, cognac and whisky. The third column shows the Russian and the English version/pronunciation.

1 Drink/Beverage напиток – napitok
2 Water вода – voda
3 Tea чай – chai
4 Juice сок – sok
5 Coffee кофе – kofe
6 (Hot) Cocoa какао – kakao
7 Soda/Cola кола – kola
8 Milk молоко – moloko
9 Lemonade лимонад – limonad
10 Liquor ликер – likyor
11 Wine вино – vino
12 Beer пиво – pivo
13 Vodka водка – vodka
14 Champagne шампанское – shampanskoye
15 Tequila текила – tekila
16 Rum ром – rom
17 Whisky виски – viski
18 Cognac коньяк – konyak
19 Martini мартини – martini
20 Brandy бренди – brendi

Russian Fruit Vocabulary.

Here’s the top Russian fruit vocabulary. These are the top most common fruits eaten in Russia. This isn’t a exhaustive list since even today I was introduced to a fruit I’ve never eaten before, the Cornelian Cherry. It also doesn’t cover all the wonderful berries we have here.

1. Fruit Фрукты – Frukti
2. Apple яблоко – yabloko
3. Pear груша – groosha
4. Orange aпельсин – apelsin
5. Grapes виноград – vinograd
6. Banana банан – banan
7. Peach персик – persik
8. Plum слива – sliva
9. Strawberry клубника – klubnika
10. Watermelon арбуз – arbooz
11. Melon дыня – dinya
12. Cherry вишня – vishnya
13. Lemon лимон – limon
14. Apricot абрикос – abrikos
15. Pineapple ананас – ananas
16. Kiwi киви – kivi
17. Raspberry малина – malina
18. Blueberry черника – chernika
19. Grapefruit грейпфрут – greypfroot
20. Coconut кокос – kokos
21. Pomegranate гранат – granat

Russian Vegetables Vocabulary.

The following are the most common vegetables in Russian? Most stores here carry these plus a few others, what’s even more fun is going to the local open market and picking these same vegetables from vendors who might be local grandmothers who pick them fresh and bring them to the marketplace to sell.

42. Vegetables овощи – ovoshi
43. Cucumber огурец – ogurets
44. Tomato помидор – pomidor
45. Potato картофель – kartofel’ картошка – kartoshka
46. Eggplant баклажан – bahklazhan
47. Cabbage капуста – kapoosta
48. Cauliflower цветная капуста – tsvetnaya kapoosta
49. Broccoli брокколи – brokkoli
50. Pumpkin тыква – tikva
51. Carrot морковь – markov’
52. Onion лук – luk
53. Bean фасоль – fasol’
54. Pepper перец – perets
55. Celery сельдерей – sel’derey
56. Lettuce cалат – salat
57. Mushroom гриб – grib
58. Pea горох – goroh
59. Avocado авокадо – avokado
60. Corn кукуруза – kookoorooza
61. Garlic чеснок – chesnok
62. Asparagus спаржа – sparzha

Russian Meat, Eggs, Seafood Vocabulary.

These are grouped together. Meat. Eggs. Seafood. This should cover the majority of the most often used words when it comes to these foods.

63. Meat мясо – myaso
64. Chicken курица – kuritsa
65. Turkey индейка – eendeyka
66. Pork свинина – svinina
67. Lamb ягненок – yagnenok
68. Beef говядина – govyadina
69. Ham ветчина – vetcina
70. Bacon бекон – bekon
71. Burger Бургер – burger (patty)
72. Sausage сосиска – sosiska
73. Eggs яйца – yaitsa
74. Seafood морепродукты – moreproduckti
75. Crab краб – krahb
76. Lobster омар – omahr
77. Shrimp креветка – krevetka
78. Sushi суши – sooshi
79. Salmon лосось – losos’
80. Tuna тунец – toonets

Russian Grains, Dishes, Etc Vocabulary

This will include things like bread, rice, pizza, and other food words – like soup – you’d normally use. This is the last group.

81. Soup суп – soop
82. Bread хлеб – hleb
83. Rice рис – ris
84. Oatmeal овсянка – ovsyanka
85. Pancake блин – blin
86. Pie пирог – pirog
87. Cake торт – tort
88. Muffin булочка – boolochka
89. Cookies печенье – pecheniye
90. Cereal зерновой – zernovoy
91. Yogurt йогурт – yogoort
92. Sandwich бутерброд – booterbrod
93. Hamburger гамбургер – gahmboorger
94. Salad салат – salat
95. Cheese сыр – sir
96. Butter масло – maslo
97. Pizza пицца – pittsa
98. Candy конфеты – konfeti
99. Ice Cream мороженое – morozhenoye

Am I missing any? Want more?

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9 thoughts on “Wanna Learn Some Russian? Satisfy Your Hunger Here – In English and Russian

  1. Great post, Steve!

    I’m shopping my book around….

    🙂 Deena

    On Sun, Sep 17, 2017 at 2:46 PM, Life in Russia wrote:

    > archecotech posted: ” Russian Drinks Vocabulary. Here are the top 20 > Russian drinks with the word in English and Russian. It includes everything > from water and tea down to hard liquor like vodka, cognac and whisky. The > third column shows the Russian and the English version/” >

    1. That is so true, especially all the food words from my childhood – blin, piroj, smetana, chai *sighs happily*.

  2. Very interesting that many of the words do somewhat sound similar to other european languages. Like potatoes is pretty much identical to German, wine to Italian. And of course avocado and coffee are pretty much the same in every language. I had misunderstood that Russian is really different to other european languages! I have a neighbor who comes from a Russian family but only speaks a few phrases. One of them he taught me is ‘chai and peshki’ (this is all phonetic for me) which he says is ‘tea and pastries’. Is he just mis-prounouncing/I’m mis-hearing ‘pecheniye’ or is pastries a different word?
    I love** the phonetic pronunciation of grapefruit – greypfroot! LOL!
    And you’re missing toast and jelly.

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