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Moscow Metro Tour

Central Moscow Tour- in four parts with map:
Part 1 Stops 1 through 13. Marriott Royal/Hotel Budapest to Manezh Ploshchad
Part 2 Stops 14 though 22. Around Manezh Ploshchad
Part 3 Stops 23 though 44. Along Tverskaya Street to the area around Pushkin Square
Part 4 Stops 45 though 48. From Pushkinskaya Ploshchad to Upper St. Peter's Monastery and back

Travel in Russia planes, trains and automobiles

Trans-Siberian Trains
Trans-Siberian Trains general information to get you started on your journey
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Notes about Chinese Consulates some informataion about Chinese consulates

Russian Language and Culture
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Basic Words

Ukraine Info


Russian Language

Basic Vocabulary

Page Contents
Address Terms
Days and Months
Train words for buying tickets
Transportation Terms for the Metro Transportation Types

Address Terms 

Russian Transliteration English
БУЛЬ(ВАР) Bul'var Boulevard
НАБ(ЕРЕЖНАЯ) Naberzhenaya Embankment
ПЕР(ЕУЛОК) Pereulok Alley or Lane
ПЛ(ОЩАДЬ) Ploshchad' Square
ПРОСП(ЕКТ) Prospekt Avenue
УЛ(ИЦА) Ultisa Street
MОСТ Мost Bridge
ПР(ОЕЗД) Proyezd Passage
ПРУД Prud Pond
ШОССЕ Shosse Highway
ВАЛ Val Rampart
ВОРОТА Vorota Gate
КОР(ПУС) Korpus Building
СТР(ОЕНИЕ) Stroyeniye Building
ДОМ Dom House
ПОДЬЕЗД Pod'yezd Entrance Way
КВАРТИРА Kvartira Apartment
ЭТАЖ Ehtazh Floor

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Days and Months 
Note: The Russian week starts with Monday. Also, unlike in English, the days of the week are not capitalized unless they are the first word in a sentence. The syllable in capital letters is the one which is accented.

Russian Transliteration English Clue to remembering
понеделник puh-nee-DYEHL-neek Monday week - неделя
вторник FTOR-neek Tuesday second - второй
среда sreh-DAH Wednesday middle - средне
четверг cheht-VEHRK Thursday four - четыре
пятница PYAHT-nee-tsah Friday five - пять
суботта soo-BOH-tah Saturday Sabbath
воскресенье vahs-kree-SYEHN-yeh Sunday resurrection

Note: Like days of the week, the months in Russian are not capitalized unless they are the first word in a sentence.

Russian Transliteration English
январь yan-VAHR' January
февраль feh-VRAHL' February
март mahrt March
апрель ah-PRYEHL' April
май mahi May
июнь ee-YOON' June
июль ee-YOOL' July
август AHV-goost August
сентябрь seеn-TYAHBR' September
октябрь ahk-TYAHBR' October
ноябрь nah-YAHBR' November
декабрь deе-KAHBR' December

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Russian Transliteration English
ноль nohl' zero
один ah-DEEN one
два dvah two
три tree three
четыре che-TI-reh four
пять pyaht' five
шесть shest' six
семь sem' seven
восемь VOH-sem' eight
девять DYEH-vat' nine
десять DYEH-sat' ten
одиннадцать ah-DEE-nah-tsaht' eleven
двенадцать dveh-NAH-tsaht' twelve
тринадцать tree-NAH-tsaht' thirteen
четырнадцать che-TIR-nah-tsaht' fourteen
нятнадцать paht-NAH-tsaht' fifteen
шестнадцать shehst-NAH-tsaht' sixteen
семнадцать sem-NAHD-tsaht' seventeen
восемнадцать vah-sehm-NAH-tsaht' eighteen
девятнадцать deh-vaht-NAH-tsaht' nineteen
двадцать DVAH-tsaht' twenty
тридцать TREE-tsaht' thirty
сорок SOH-rahk forty
пятьдесят pyat-deh-SYAHT fifty
шестьдесят shest'-deh-SYAHT sixty
семьдесят SYEHM'-deh-syat seventy
восемьдесят VOH-sehm'-deh-syat eighty
девяносто de-vya-NOHS-tah ninety
СТО stoh hundred
тысяча TI-sa-cha thousand

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Train Words 

Russian English
билет ticket
вагон wagon, train car or carriage
вагон ресторан dining car
верхняя полка upper berth
душ shower
класс обслуживания class of service
купейный kupé, second class or four-person compartments
люкс deluxe, first class or two-person compartments; same as soft or SV
мягкий soft or first class; same as deluxe or SV
нижняя полка lower berth
отправление departure
пассажирский passenger or slow trains
плацкартный platskartniy or third class
постель OR бельё bed linens
прибытие arrival
проводник male attendant
проводница female attendant
раковина sink
скорый fast or express trains
спалый вагон SV, spalniy vagon or first class; same as deluxe
туалет toilet
фирменный privately run trains with higher quality service

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Transportation Terms for the Metro

Russian English
Вход в метро Entrance to the Metro
Нет Входа No Entrance
Выход в город Еxit to City
Нет выхода No Exit
K Улице To the Street
К Проездам To the Trains
Пересадка Transfer
Посадки Нет No Boarding
Переход на Кольцевую Линию Тransfer to the Circle Line
Касса Ticket Booth

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Transportation Places 

Russian Transliteration English
автобус av-TOH-boos bus
аэропорт airport
вокзал VOK-zal train station
корабль ship
лодка LOH- boat
маршрутка MAHRSH-root-ka minibus; shuttle
машина MAH-shee-nah car
метро mee-TROH subway; metro
остановка ah-sta-NOHV-kah bus stop
поезд POH-yehzd train
самолёт sahm-ahl-YOHT airplane
станция метро STAHN-tsee-ah mee-TROH subway station
такси TAHK-see taxi

last revised 18 September 2011 © 2003-2011 Ruth E. Imershein
The information contained on these pages is intended to assist in making travel plans but things change, mistakes can be made.
Please do not depend entirely on this information when making your decisions.

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