Russian 101

Top Resources for Learning Russian

Learn Russian with these useful resources from around the web.

There’s never been a better time to learn a language. No matter your age or experience, a plethora of tools and resources are available to get you started or help you improve your language skills.

Best of all, many of these resources are completely free.

Check out the links below to jump-start your Russian.

General

Omniglot - Basic overview of Russian with alphabet and useful links
Wikipedia - Overview of the Russian language

Free Courses

Foreign Service Institute (via 101 Languages) - Russian FAST course
Peace Corps - Introductory Russian language course
Reddit Learning Russian - Full introductory course

Amazon - Russian language learning materials
Russian Pod 101 - Modern learning suite with audio and video lessons
Pimsleur - Comprehensive Russian course based on the Pimseleur method
Udemy - Online Russian courses from experts

Phrases

Defense Language Institute - Russian language survival kit basic guide
Loecsen - Basic Russian phrases for travel with audio and illustrations
Surface Languages - Basic Russian phrases with audio
Wikivoyage - Russian travel phrases (no audio)

Dictionaries and Translation

Bab.la - Russian-English online dictionary
Bab.la - English-Russian online dictionary
Google Translate - Translate to and from Russian

Grammar and Vocabulary

Antosch & Lin - Russian audio flashcard system
Bab.la - Russian conjugation tool
Forvo - Collection of Russian words pronounced by native speakers
Wikipedia - Russian grammar
Memrise - Spaced repetition site and app for learning Russian vocabulary
Verbix - Russian verb conjugation tool

Video

Easy Languages - Learn Russian from authentic street interviews
Russian Pod 101 - Modern learning suite with audio and video lessons
TED - Watch TED talks with Russian subtitles and transcripts
YouTube - Search videos for learning Russian

Radio and Podcasts

Social Media

Meetup - List of Russian language meetups worldwide
Reddit - /r/russian subreddit for learning Russian

Books

Children's Library - Children's books in Russian
Project Gutenberg - Download or read Russian language books online for free
Wikivoyage - Russian travel phrases (no audio)

News

Other Resources

Articles and Opinion

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  • kungkung

    “们”(men) just a plural suffix for many pronoun. “了”(le) is not stand for “the”, but I don’t know how to explain it briefly and exactly though :(. “什么”(shen-me) means “what”, this phrase may can’t be interpret respectively. I am a chinese :).