Lesson 009

Seasons in Russian

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Today, let’s learn the names of the seasons in Russian.

Names of the seasons in Russian

The names of the seasons in Russian are:

зима́ [zee-má]winter

весна́ [vees-ná]spring

ле́то [lyé-ta]summer

о́сень [ó-seen’]autumn

Some more useful vocabulary:

вре́мя го́да [vryé-mya gó-da]season

времена́ го́да [vree-mee-ná góda]seasons

со́лнце [són-tse]sun (noun, n.)

дождь [dozhd’]rain (noun, m.)

снег [snyek]snow (noun, m.)

хо́лодно [hó-lad-na]cold (adverb)

жа́рко [zhár-ka]hot (adverb)

тепло́ [teep-ló]warm (adverb)

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Examples

Я люблю́ зи́му, а ему́ нра́вится ле́то.
I like winter, and he likes summer.

Како́е вре́мя го́да тебе́ нра́вится бо́льше всего́?
What season do you like the most?

Мне не нра́вится зима́, я не люблю́ снег.
I don’t like winter, I don’t love the snow.

Я люблю́, когда́ жа́рко, поэ́тому мне нра́вится ле́то.
I like when it’s hot, that is why I like summer.

Она не лю́бит о́сень, потому́ что ей не нра́вится дождь.
She doesn’t like autumn, because she doesn’t like the rain.

How to say ‘in summer’, ‘in winter’ etc.

In this case Russians put the names of the seasons in the Instrumental case which we’ll learn some later. By now just remember these words:

ле́том [lyé-tam]in summer
зимо́й [zee-móî]in winter
о́сенью [ó-seen’-yu]in autumn
весно́й [vees-nóî]in spring

Examples:

Ле́том тепло́, а зимо́й хо́лодно.
In the summer it’s warm and in the winter it’s cold.

О́сенью ча́сто идёт дождь.
In autumn it often rains.

Весно́й приро́да ожива́ет.
In spring the nature revives.

Practice today’s vocabulary with the audio track.

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  • Question # 1
    Say it in Russian:
    winter
    • зима
    • весна
    • лето
    • осень
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  • Question # 2
    Say it in Russian:
    summer
    • зима
    • весна
    • лето
    • осень
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  • Question # 3
    Say it in Russian:
    autumn
    • зима
    • весна
    • лето
    • осень
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  • Question # 4
    Say it in Russian:
    spring
    • зима
    • лето
    • осень
    • весна
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  • Question # 5
    Say it in Russian:
    in summer
    • летaм
    • летом
    • в лето
    • у лета
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  • Question # 6
    Say it in Russian:
    season
    • год времени
    • время год
    • время года
    • год время
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  • Question # 7
    Which option is incorrect?
    • летом
    • зимой
    • весной
    • осеной
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  • Question # 8
    Say it in Russian:
    rain
    • дождь
    • снег
    • солнце
    • холодно
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    Correct answers: 0 (0%)
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  • Question # 9
    Say it in Russian:
    hot
    • тепло
    • жарко
    • холодно
    • солнце
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    Correct answers: 0 (0%)
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  • Question # 10
    Say it in Russian:
    cold
    • холодно
    • тепло
    • жарко
    • снег
    Answered: 0 out of 10
    Correct answers: 0 (0%)
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