Comparative

Russian Lesson 17 (Comparative and Shopping)

Duration: 30 mins

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This 17th lesson teaches the comparative form in Russian. In addition, I am including a vocabulary list about shopping and eating at a restaurant. 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.

Comparative

This lesson includes not only the comparative form but the superlative and the diminutive forms as well. That way you make comparisons, but also you can say what is better and what is worse.

Below is a list of 20 comparative forms 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.

Comparative Form in Russian

Comparative Russian Audio
As... asкак ..., так и
kak ..., tak i
Tallerвыше
vyshe
Shorterниже
nizhe
Youngerмоложе
molozhe
Olderстарше
starshe
As tall as такой же высокий, как
takoj zhe vysokij, kak
Taller thanболее высокий
bolee vysokij
Shorter thanболее низкий
bolee nizkij
More beautifulкрасивее
krasiveej
Less beautifulменее красивый
menee krasivyj
Most beautifulсамый красивый
samyj krasivyj
Happyсчастливый
schastlivyj
Happierболее счастливый
bolee schastlivyj
Happiestсамый счастливый
samyj schastlivyj
You are happyвы счастливы
vy schastlivy
You are as happy as Mayaты также счастлив, как Майя
ty takzhe schastliv, kak Majja
You are happier than Mayaты более счастлив, чем Майя
ty bolee schastliv, chem Majja
You are the happiestТы самый счастливый!
Ty samyj schastlivyj!
Goodхороший
horoshij
Betterлучше
luchshe
Bestнаилучший (самый хороший)
nailuchshij (samyj horoshij)
Badплохой
plohoj
Worseхуже
huzhe
Worstсамый плохой (наихудший)
samyj plohoj (naihudshij)

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Vocabulary List about Shopping

Below is a list of 18 words related to shopping such as in the supermarket. If you can memorize them by heart, you will be able to buy many food necessities from the supermarket or the shopping mall without a problem.

Shopping List in Russian

Shopping Russian Audio
Can you take less?Можешь взять меньше?
Mozhesh' vzjat' men'she?
Do you accept credit cards?Вы принимаете кредитные карты?
Vy prinimaete kreditnyje karty?
How much is this?Сколько это стоит?
Skol'ko jeto stoit?
I'm just lookingЯ просто смотрю
Ja prosto smotrju
Only cash please!Только наличные, пожалуйста
Tol'ko nalichnye, pozhalujsta
This is too expensiveЭто слишком дорого
Jeto slishkom dorogo
Cafe кафе
kafe
Cashналичные
nalichnye
Cheapдешёвый
deshjovyj
Checkчек, квитанция
chek, kvitancija
Cinemaкинотеатр
kinoteatr
Credit cardкредитная карта
kreditnaja karta
Expensiveдорогой
dorogoj
Gas stationзаправка
zapravka
Museumмузей
muzej
Parkingпарковка
parkovka
Pharmacyаптека
apteka
Supermarketмагазин, супермаркет
magazin, supermarket

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Vocabulary List about Restaurants

Below is a list of 30 words related to eating at a restaurant. Obviously, they will come in handy if you invite someone out to dinner or order something off the menu without a problem.

Restaurant Terms in Russian

Restaurant Russian Audio
I'm vegetarianЯ вегетарианец.
Ja vegetarianec.
It is very delicious!Это очень вкусно!
Jeto ochen' vkusno!
May we have the check please!Можно счет, пожалуйста?
Mozhno schet, pozhalujsta?
The bill please!Счёт, пожалуйста!
Schjot, pozhalujsta!
Waiter / waitress!Официант / Официантка
Oficiant / Oficiantka
What do you recommend? (to eat)Что вы порекомендуете?
Chto vy porekomenduete?
What's the name of this dish?Как называется это блюдо?
Kak nazyvaetsja jeto bljudo?
Where is there a good restaurant?Где есть хороший ресторан?
Gde est' horoshij restoran?
A cup ofчашка (чего-либо)
chashka (chego-libo)
A glass ofстакан (чего-либо)
stakan (chego-libo)
Black pepperчёрный перец
chjornyj perec
Breadхлеб
hleb
Dessertдесерт
desert
FoodЕда
Eda
Forkвилка
vilka
Knifeнож
nozh
MenuМеню
Menju
Napkinсалфетка
salfetka
Plateтарелка
tarelka
Saladсалат
salat
Saltсоль
sol'
Saltyсоленый
solenyj
Soupсуп
sup
Spicyострый
ostryj
Spoonложка
lozhka
Sweetсладкий
sladkij
Tableстол
stol
Tip (money for the waiter)чаевые
chaevye
Waterвода
voda

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Congratulations! You finished your 17th lesson in Russian about the comparative form, shopping and eating at a restaurant. Are you ready for the next lesson? We recommend Russian Lesson 18. You can also simply click on one of the links below or go back to our Learn Russian homepage.

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