101 essential phrases to survive in Russia

A trip to Russia is a big adventure for a foreigner. Mostly because English and other popular languages are not so common here. Maybe in Moscow or Saint-Petersburg there is a strong possibility that you will meet a person who speaks good English. If you are planning to travel deeper and discover other parts of Russia, you'll need to learn at least some basic words and phrases to be sure you won't die here.

So, I prepared a list of 101 essential phrases to survive in Rusia. You might find it useful if you are a complete beginner. But if you already speak some Russian this may help you a little, too.

For those of you who's not able to read in Russian yet, there's a video with the pronunciation of every phrase on YouTube, so you can wach it and learn.

Здравствуйте. - Hello.
Привет (informal). - Hi (Hey).
До свидания. - Bye.
Пока (informal). - Bye.

Как дела (informal)? - How are you?
Как у Вас дела (formal)? - How are you?
Как поживаете (formal)? - How is life?

Хорошо. - Good/well.
Отлично. - Fine (great).
Нормально. - It's all right/ OK
Не очень. - Not so good.

Меня зовут... - My name is...
Мне 25 лет.  - I'm 25 years old.
Я из Англии. - I'm from England.
Как Вас зовут? (informal) - What's your name?
Как тебя зовут? (formal) - What's your name?
Очень приятно. - Nice to meet you.

Спасибо. - Thank you.
Пожалуйста. - Please/You are welcome.
Простите/извините. - Sorry/excuse me.
Повторите, пожалуйста. - Repeat this, please.
Что? - What?
Где? - Where?
Когда? - When?
Я хочу... - I want/ I would like...
Мне нужно... - I need...

Не могли бы вы мне помочь? - Could you help me?
Я заблудился. - I'm lost.
Как пройти... - How can I get to...
Где находится... - Where is...
Сколько времени? - What time is it?

Сколько стоит? Сколько стоит... - How much? How much is ...
Дайте мне... - Give me...
Я возьму... - I'll take...
Вот это. - This one.
Я хочу купить... - I want to buy...

Я хочу снять номер. - Id like to...
Я хочу обменять деньги. - I want to exchange my money.