Seasons and months in Russian

There are four seasons of the year and you all know them. But how do they sound in Russian? Let's find out.

зима - winter
весна - spring
лето - summer
осень - autumn

зима (when?) - зимой
весна (when?) - весной
лето (when?) - летом
осень (when?) - осенью

Этим летом мы поедем в Сочи. - We're going to Sochi this summer.
Весной птицы прилетают (возвращаются) с юга. - In spring birds come back from the south.
Осенью часто идет дождь. - It often rains in autumn.

The names of months in Russian are very similar to English ones. You might recognize them without translation.