Wishes and congratulations
Let’s pause with the Dative case for today and learn a few useful Russian phrases. After this vocabulary lesson you’ll be able to congratulate (поздра́вить) your friends in Russian or to tell them ‘Bon appetit!’. Listen to the audio and repeat after it:
(lit. – I congratulate you)
Поздравля́ю с днём рожде́ния!
(lit. – I congratulate you with the day of birth)
С днём рожде́ния!
(lit. – With the day of birth)
С но́вым го́дом!
Happy New Year!
(lit. – With new year)
(lit. – Your health)
If somebody sneezes you can say:
Будь здоро́в! – Bless you!
(informal, talking to a man)
Будь здоро́ва! – Bless you!
(informal, talking to a woman)
Будьте здоро́вы! – Bless you!
This phrase literally means “be healthy!”.
More lessons on Russian vocabulary
- The most important Russian words
- 'Hello' and 'How are you?' in Russian - Basic Russian greetings
- How to say GOODBYE in Russian
- Calling for help in Russian
- Talking about family in Russian
- Directions in Russian (right, left etc.)
- Describing health problems
- Wishes and congratulations
- Likes and dislikes in Russian
- "I speak Russian" in Russian and other useful phrases
- Thank you, please, you're welcome and other polite Russian phrases
- Seasons in Russian
- Russian love phrases
- Russian days of the week
- Days of the week - More examples
- Talking about the weather
- Internet vocabulary and phrases
- "My name is ..." in Russian
- How do you say that in Russian?
- Colors in Russian
- Useful phrases: pharmacy
- Meeting your in-laws
- Making friends in Russian
- New Year's dialogues
- Romantic Russian phrases
- Happy birthday in Russian, Russian birthday wishes
- Going to the movies
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