Study Abroad Student Handbook
Russia Russia
Center for Global Education

Phrases To Know in Russia

Arrest

  • I am an United States citizen.
      
    Ia grazhdanin Ameriki
  • Please call the United States Embassy/Consulate immediately.
      Srochno pozvonite v Amerikanskoe pasolstvo/konsulstvo
    Srochno pozvonite v Amerikanskoe pasolstvo/konsulstvo
  • I have a right to call the United States Embassy/Consulate.
      Ia imeiu pravo pozvonit v Amerikanskoe posolstvo, konsulstvo
    Ia imeiu pravo pozvonit v Amerikanskoe posolstvo, konsulstvo

Food and Water

  • Where is the market?
      Gde zdes rynok?
    Gde zdes rynok?
  • Where can I get something to eat?
      Gde zdes mozhno poest?
    Gde zdes mozhno poest?
  • I am allergic to ...
      U mienia allergia na ...
    U mienia allergia na ...
  • Is this safe drinking water?
      Etu vodu mozshno pit?
    Etu vodu mozshno pit?
  • I can't/don't eat meat/pork, etc.
      Ia ne em miaso, svininu ...
    Ia ne em miaso, svininu ...

General Information

  • My name is ...
      Mienia zovut ...
    Mienia zovut ...
  • Please speak slowly.
      Govorite medlenno
    Govorite medlenno
  • Where is the nearest (bathroom, telephone, bank, internet cafĂ©, ...)?
      if Gde zdes tualet, telefon, bank, internet cafe ... ?
    if Gde zdes tualet, telefon, bank, internet cafe ... ?
  • Where can I find information about ...?
      Gde mozshno uznat o ... ?
    Gde mozshno uznat o ... ?
  • Can you show me on this map?
      Gde eto na karte?
    Gde eto na karte?
  • Can you contact this person for me?
      Vy mozhete sviazatsia s nim/nei?
    Vy mozhete sviazatsia s nim/nei?
  • I don't understand.
      Ia ne ponimaiu
    Ia ne ponimaiu
  • What (time, date, day) is it?
      Chto eto?
    Chto eto?
    Kotoryi chas?
    Kotoryi chas?
    Kakoi sevodnia den?
    Kakoi
  • Can you give me directions to ...?
      kak proiti k ... ?
    kak proiti k ... ?
  • Can you write this down for me?
      Napishite eto, pozhalsta?
    Napishite eto, pozhalsta?
  • I'm lost.
      la poterialsia
    la poterialsia

Help

  • This is an emergency.
      Mne nuzhna pomosh
    Mne nuzhna pomosh
  • I need help.
      Mne nuzhna pomosh
    Mne nuzhna pomosh
  • Where is the police station?
      Gde otdelenie militsii?
    Gde otdelenie militsii?
  • Where can I get help?
      Gde mne mogut pomoch?
    Gde mne mogut pomoch?
  • Please help me!
      Pomogite mne, pozhalsta
    Pomogite mne, pozhalsta
  • Stop! Thief!
      Derzhite vora!
    Derzhite vora!

Medical

  • My blood type is ...
      Moia gruppa krovi ...
    Moia gruppa krovi ...
  • Please take me to the hospital/doctor.
      Otvezite menia v bolnitsu/ k vrachu
    Otvezite menia v bolnitsu/ k vrachu
  • I'm allergic to penicillin/aspirin.etc.
      U menia allergia na penitsillin, aspirin
    U menia allergia na penitsillin, aspirin
  • I'm not feeling well.
      Mne ploho
    Mne ploho
  • How do I get to the (doctor, hospital)?
      Kak proexat v bolnitsu/ k vrachu?
    Kak proexat v bolnitsu/ k vrachu?
  • I am diabetic, etc.
      Ia diabetic
    Ia diabetic

Money

  • Do you take travelers' checks?
      
  • Do you take credit cards?
      Vy prinimaete kreditnye kartochki?
    Vy prinimaete kreditnye kartochki?
  • Where can I exchange money?
      Gde mozhno obmeniat dengi?
    Gde mozhno obmeniat dengi?
  • Where is the closest ATM?
      Gde zdes bankomat, bank?
    Gde zdes bankomat, bank?
  • I need a cash advance from my credit card.
      Mnie nuzhno sniat dengi s kreditnoi kartochki
    Mnie nuzhno sniat dengi s kreditnoi kartochki
  • What is the exchange rate for (dollars) to (local currency)?
      Kakoi kurs dollara?
    Kakoi kurs dollara?
  • How much does this cost?
      Skolko eto stoit?
    Skolko eto stoit?

Transportation

  • How long is the trip?
      Skolko dlitsia poezdka?
    Skolko dlitsia poezdka?
  • How much is the ticket?
      Skolko stoi bilet?
    Skolko stoi bilet?
  • Can you take me to a (bus,taxi,train,metro)?
      Vy ne provodite menia do ( avtobusa, taksi, poezda, metro)?
    Vy ne provodite menia do ( avtobusa, taksi, poezda, metro)?
  • Please take me to the airport.
      Otvezite menia v aeroport
    Otvezite menia v aeroport
  • Does this bus/metro stop at...?
      Etot avbus<br/>poezd ostanavlivaetsia v ...?
    Etot avbus
    poezd ostanavlivaetsia v ...?
  • Are there student rates?
      Est studencheskie skidki?
    Est studencheskie skidki?
  • Where can I get a (bus, taxi, train, metro)?
      Gde mozhno sest na metro, avtobus, poezd?
    Gde mozhno sest na metro, avtobus, poezd?
    Gde mozhno vziat taksi?
    Gde mozhno vz
  • Where can I rent a car?
      Gde mozhno arendovat mashinu?
    Gde mozhno arendovat mashinu?
  • What is the fare?
      Beginning of Trip: Skolko vozmiote?
    Skolko vozmiote?
    End of Trip: Skolko vozmiote?
    Skolko vozmiote?
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