Imperative

Russian Lesson 16 (Imperative and Places)

Duration: 30 mins

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This 16th lesson teaches the Russian imperative form. In addition you will find a vocabulary list about places and household objects. I will try to give examples using both vocabulary and grammar. That way it will be easy for you to see the words when they are separate and when they are in a sentence. Going through the whole page should take about 30 min. Make sure to read the pronunciation and hear the audio as well. If you have any question about this course, please email me directly at Russian Classes.

Imperative

Knowing the imperative form in Russian is a powerful skill. It can make it easy to ask someone to do something, and clarify what you want done.

Below is a list of 20 imperative forms and expressions that you might come across or use very often. The table contains 3 columns (English, Russian, and Audio). Make sure you repeat each word after hearing it by either clicking on the audio button or by reading the pronunciation. That should help with memorization as well as improving your pronunciation.

The Imperative in Russian

Imperative Russian Audio
Go!Иди! Пошёл!
Idi! Poshjol!
Stop!Стоять! Стой!
Stojat'! Stoj!
Don't Go!Не ходи!
Ne hodi!
Stay!Останься!
Ostan'sja!
Leave!Уходи!
Uhodi!
Come here!Иди сюда!
Idi sjuda!
Go there!Иди туда!
Idi tuda!
Enter (the room)!Входи!
Vhodi!
Speak!Говори!
Govori!
Be quiet!Тихо!
Tiho!
Turn rightНаправо!
Napravo!
Turn leftНалево!
Nalevo!
Go straightПрямо!
Prjamo!
Wait!Подожди!
Podozhdi!
Let's go! Пойдём!
Pojdjom!
Be careful!Осторожно!
Ostorozhno!
Sit down!Сядь!
Sjad'!
Let me show you!Дай, я покажу!
Daj, ja pokazhu!
Listen!Слушай!
Slushaj!
Write it down!Запиши!
Zapishi!

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Vocabulary List about Places

Below is a list of 20 words about different places. Useful when talking about going somewhere.

Places in Russian

Places Russian Audio
Bankбанк
bank
Beachпляж
pljazh
Desertпустыня
pustynja
Earthземля
zemlja
Forestлес
les
Gardenсад
sad
Hospitalбольница
bol'nica
Islandостров
ostrov
Lakeозеро
ozero
Moonлуна
luna
Mountainгора
gora
Riverрека
reka
Seaморе
more
Skyнебо
nebo
Starsзвезды
zvezdy
Sunсолнце
solnce
I can see the starsЯ вижу звезды
Ja vizhu zvezdy
I want to go to the beachЯ хочу пойти на пляж
Ja hochu pojti na pljazh
The moon is full tonightСегодня полнолуние
Segodnja polnolunie
This is a beautiful gardenКакой красивый сад
Kakoj krasivyj sad

Vocabulary List about Household Terms

Below is a list of 26 words about different household terms, including rooms, kitchen appliances ... etc.

Places in Russian

Household Russian Audio
Bedкровать
krovat'
Bedroomспальня
spal'nja
Carpetковер
kover
Ceilingпотолок
potolok
Chairстул
stul
Computerкомпьютер
komp'juter
Deskстол
stol
Doorдверь
dver'
Furnitureмебель
mebel'
Houseдом
dom
Kitchenкухня
kuhnja
Refrigeratorхолодильник
holodil'nik
Roofкрыша
krysha
Roomкомната
komnata
Stoveпечь
pech'
Tableстол
stol
Televisionтелевидение
televidenie
Toiletтуалет
tualet
Wallстена
stena
Windowокно
okno

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Daily Conversation in Russian

Finally, here are some common expressions used to offer good wishes to someone. For a complete list of commonly used sentences, please visit our Russian Phrases page. Enjoy!

Common Expressions in Russian

English Russian Audio
Can you close the door?Не могли бы вы закрыть дверь?
Ne mogli by vy zakryt' dver'?
Can you open the window?Не могли бы вы открыть окно?
Ne mogli by vy otkryt' okno?
I need to use the computerМне необходимо воспользоваться компьютером
Mne neobhodimo vospol'zovat'sja komp'juterom
I need to use the toiletМне нужно в туалет
Mne nuzhno v tualet
I'm watching televisionЯ смотрю телевизор
Ja smotrju televizor
This room is very bigЭта комната очень большая
Jeta komnata ochen' bol'shaja
Holiday Wishesпожелания к празднику
pozhelanija k prazdniku
Good luck!Удачи!
Udachi!
Happy birthday!С Днем рождения!
S Dnem rozhdenija!
Happy new year!С Новым годом!
S Novym godom!
Merry Christmas!Счастливого рождества!
Schastlivogo rozhdestva!
Congratulations!Поздравляю!
Pozdravljaju!
Enjoy! (before eating)Приятного аппетита!
Prijatnogo appetita!
Bless you (when sneezing)Будьте здоровы!
Bud'te zdorovy!
Best wishes!Наилучшие пожелания!
Nailuchshie pozhelanija!

Fun Facts

Language Quote: ❝Language is the road map of a culture. It tells you where its people come from and where they are going.❞ ‒Rita Mae Brown

Congratulations! You finished your 16th lesson in Russian about the imperative form, places and household items. Are you ready for the next lesson? We recommend Russian Lesson 17. You can also simply click on one of the links below or go back to our Learn Russian homepage.

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