1000 most common Russian words

Russian is a Slavic language, so a majority of the 1000 most common Russian words are of Slavic origin. Some of these are similar to words found in other Slavic languages such as Polish, Czech and Bulgarian.

Among the most frequently used Russian words there are also some loanwords from non-Slavic languages such as Latin, English and French.

49% of the 1000 most common Russian words are nouns, verbs account for 18% and adjectives 15%.

At the top of this Russian vocabulary frequency list are several prepositions and conjunctions. Despite their high ranks, prepositions and conjunctions as a whole account for only 3% and 1% of the 1000 most common Russian words.

The words near the top of this vocabulary frequency list tend to be shorter than the words further down. In Russian (as in many languages) the length of words is inversely correlated to how frequently they are used. This phenomenon is called the “brevity law” or “Zipf's law of abbreviation” by linguists.

This list of the 1000 most common Russian words was created by processing a large number of documents written in Russian. As Russian is a highly inflected language, a process called lemmatization was applied to convert the words to their uninflected (canonical) form.

List of the most common Russian vocabulary words

Here is a list of the most common vocabulary words in the Russian language. This list can be filtered by word type (nouns, verbs, etc.. ) by using the buttons below.

  1. в [preposition] (at) Definite and indefinite articles (such as the English words 'the', 'a', 'an') do not exist in the Russian language. As a result, the top most common Russian words are prepositions and conjunctions.
  2. и [conjunction] (and)
  3. на [preposition] (on)
  4. что [conjunction] (that)
  5. не [particle] (not)
  6. с [preposition] (with) In Russian, like in most languages, the most common words are generally short. Linguists call this phenomenon the “brevity law” or “Zipf's law of abbreviation”.
  7. по [preposition] This is a very common Russian word which can have several possible translations depending on the context in which it is used. It can mean for instance “on”, “along”, “by”, etc..
  8. год [noun] (year) This is the most frequent noun in this list of the 1000 most common Russian words.
  9. это [pronoun] (it, this) Since the Russian language doesn’t have definite or indefinite article, it follows that demonstrative pronouns such as “это” are frequently used.
  10. из [preposition] (from)
  11. этот [determiner] (this)
  12. за [preposition] (behind)
  13. как [conjunction] (how)
  14. для [preposition] (for)
  15. а [conjunction] (but)
  16. к [preposition] (to)
  17. о [preposition] (about)
  18. свой [pronoun] (one's own)
  19. от [preposition] (from)
  20. но [conjunction] (but)
  21. весь [pronoun] (the whole)
  22. он [pronoun] (he) In Russian, as in most languages, personal pronouns rank highly among the commonly used words. This particular one is the 3rd person masculine singular pronoun. The feminine form of this pronoun is “она”.
  23. его [pronoun] (his) The feminine form of this Russian possessive pronoun is “её”.
  24. то [pronoun] (that) This common Russian word is a demonstrative pronoun.
  25. человек [noun] (man) The Russian word “человек” and the Polish term “człowiek” both descend from the same Slavic root.
  26. мочь [verb] (can)
  27. у [preposition] (at)
  28. до [preposition] (before)
  29. быть [verb] (to be) This Russian verb derived from the same source as the verbs “być” in Polish and “být” in Czech - these are all cognates.
  30. новый [adjective] (new)
  31. время [noun] (time)
  32. тот [determiner] (that)
  33. такой [determiner] (such)
  34. мы [pronoun] (we)
  35. также [adverb] (also)
  36. стать [verb] (to become, to begin) The Russian word “стать” comes from the same origin as the words “stać” in Polish and “stát” in Czech.
  37. страна [noun] (country)
  38. уже [adverb] (already)
  39. так [adverb] (so)
  40. я [pronoun] (I)
  41. первый [adjective] (first)
  42. при [preposition] (at)
  43. только [adverb] (only)
  44. их [pronoun] (their)
  45. же [particle]
  46. во [preposition] (in)
  47. или [conjunction] (or)
  48. день [noun] (day)
  49. если [conjunction] (if)
  50. они [pronoun] (they)
  51. компания [noun] (company)
  52. после [preposition] (after)
  53. которые [pronoun] (which)
  54. работа [noun] (work) This word is the root of the words “работник” (worker) and “разработка” (development) which are also among the 1000 most common Russian words.
  55. президент [noun] (president)
  56. наш [pronoun] (our)
  57. более [adverb] (more)
  58. чтобы [conjunction] (so that)
  59. два [numeral] (two)
  60. дело [noun] (business)
  61. российский [adjective] (russian)
  62. область [noun] (region)
  63. сказать [verb] (to tell)
  64. слово [noun] (word)
  65. должный [adjective] (due, required, proper)
  66. место [noun] (place)
  67. вопрос [noun] (question)
  68. город [noun] (city) This word is the root of the “городской” (urban) which is also a common Russian term.
  69. со [preposition]
  70. когда [conjunction] (when)
  71. об [preposition] (about)
  72. себя [pronoun] This common Russian word is a reflexive pronoun. Depending on the context it can mean “myself”, “yourself”, “itself”, etc..
  73. который [pronoun] (which)
  74. новость [noun] (news)
  75. бы [particle] (would)
  76. все [pronoun] (all)
  77. получить [verb] (get)
  78. регион [noun] (region)
  79. можно [predicative]
  80. говорить [verb] (to speak, to talk)
  81. под [preposition] (under)
  82. она [pronoun] (she)
  83. заявить [verb] (to declare)
  84. сообщить [verb] (to report, to inform) This vocabulary word can be useful when writing an email in Russian.
  85. решение [noun] (solution)
  86. тысяча [noun] (thousand)
  87. кто [pronoun] (who)
  88. отметить [verb] (to mark)
  89. глава [noun] (head)
  90. власть [noun] (power)
  91. являться [verb] (to appear, to show up)
  92. ребёнок [noun] (child)
  93. какой [pronoun] (which)
  94. очень [adverb] (very)
  95. проект [noun] (project)
  96. сегодня [adverb] (today)
  97. результат [noun] (result)
  98. мир [noun] (world) This Russian word can mean both “word” and “peace”.
  99. где [adverb] (where)
  100. один [numeral] (one)
  101. главный [adjective] (main)
  102. раз [noun] (time) The Russian word “раз” means “time” in the sense of counting occurrences: “два раза” means “two times”. This word has the same Slavic origin as the Polish word “raz”.
  103. хороший [adjective] (good) This adjective has an antonym, “плохой” (which means “bad”) that appears lower in this Russian vocabulary frequency list.
  104. однако [adverb] (however)
  105. том [pronoun] (volume)
  106. даже [adverb] (even)
  107. последний [adjective] (last)
  108. сейчас [adverb] (now)
  109. иметь [verb] (to have)
  110. работать [verb] (to work)
  111. принять [verb] (to accept)
  112. рубль [noun] (ruble) This is a frequently used Russian word because it refers to the Russian monetary currency.
  113. дом [noun] (house)
  114. служба [noun] (service)
  115. центр [noun] (center)
  116. представитель [noun] (representative)
  117. несколько [adverb] (somewhat)
  118. система [noun] (system)
  119. суд [noun] (court) This common Russian word comes from the same origin as the words “sąd” in Polish and “soud” in Czech.
  120. рынок [noun] (market)
  121. считать [verb] (to count)
  122. министр [noun] (minister)
  123. без [preposition] (without)
  124. район [noun] (area)
  125. пройти [verb] (to pass)
  126. правительство [noun] (government) The root of this word is the Russian verb “править” which means “to govern”.
  127. второй [adjective] (second)
  128. находиться [verb] (to be located)
  129. каждый [pronoun] (each)
  130. часть [noun] (part) The Russian word “часть” is similar to the words “część” in Polish and “část” in Czech.
  131. три [numeral] (three)
  132. проблема [noun] (problem) This is one of those Russian words which are borrowed from Latin. The original Latin word is “problema”.
  133. жизнь [noun] (life)
  134. отношение [noun] (attitude)
  135. сообщать [verb] (to inform)
  136. сторона [noun] (side)
  137. случай [noun] (case)
  138. её [pronoun] (her)
  139. добавить [verb] (to add)
  140. программа [noun] (program)
  141. нужный [adjective] (necessary)
  142. сделать [verb] (to do)
  143. ни [particle]
  144. число [noun] (number)
  145. около [preposition] (near)
  146. развитие [noun] (development)
  147. организация [noun] (organization)
  148. выбор [noun] (choice)
  149. пресс [noun] (press)
  150. чем [conjunction] (than)
  151. между [preposition] (between)
  152. государство [noun] (state)
  153. цена [noun] (price)
  154. больше [adverb] (more)
  155. группа [noun] (group)
  156. уровень [noun] (level)
  157. банк [noun] (bank)
  158. ли [particle] (whether)
  159. информация [noun] (information) This is another one of those Russian vocabulary words which originate from Latin. Here the original Latin term is “informatio”.
  160. ситуация [noun] (situation)
  161. пока [adverb] (for the present)
  162. вы [pronoun] (you)
  163. государственный [adjective] (state)
  164. возможность [noun] (possibility)
  165. право [noun] (right)
  166. участие [noun] (participation)
  167. международный [adjective] (international) The root of this word is the Russian term “народный” (which means “national”) to which is added the prefix “между-” (which means “inter-”).
  168. провести [verb]
  169. которая [pronoun] (which)
  170. кроме [preposition] (besides)
  171. через [preposition] (through)
  172. хотеть [verb] (to want) The Russian verb “хотеть” comes from the same origin as the verbs “chcieć” in Polish and “chtít” in Czech.
  173. помощь [noun] (help)
  174. территория [noun] (territory)
  175. известный [adjective] (famous)
  176. связь [noun] (connection)
  177. миллион [numeral] (million)
  178. сотрудник [noun] (collaborator, employee)
  179. идти [verb] (to go)
  180. партия [noun] (consignment)
  181. управление [noun] (management)
  182. команда [noun] (team)
  183. высокий [adjective] (tall)
  184. необходимый [adjective] (necessary) The root of this word is the verb “обходить” (which means “to bypass”) to which the negative prefix “не-” is added.
  185. средство [noun] (means)
  186. закон [noun] (law)
  187. деньга [noun] (money)
  188. которых [pronoun] (which)
  189. сила [noun] (strength)
  190. начать [verb] (to begin)
  191. доллар [noun] (dollar)
  192. именно [adverb] (exactly)
  193. больший [adjective] (bigger)
  194. месяц [noun] (month) The Russian word “месяц” is similar to the words “miesiąc” in Polish and “měsíc” in Czech. These 3 words are cognates.
  195. знать [verb] (to know) This common Russian verb comes from the same Slavic origin as the verb “znát” in Czech (which is also one of the most common Czech words). For more on this, see this language comparison of Czech and Russian.
  196. поэтому [adverb] (that is why)
  197. конец [noun] (end) This basic Russian word vocabulary word comes from the same Slavic root as the Polish word “koniec” (which is also one of the most common Polish words). For more on this, see this language comparison of Polish and Russian.
  198. житель [noun] (inhabitant) The root of this word is the verb “жить” (which also appears in this list of the 1000 most common Russian words)
  199. мнение [noun] (opinion)
  200. общий [adjective] (general)
  201. вот [particle] (here)
  202. депутат [noun] (deputy)
  203. смочь [verb] (to be able)
  204. премьер [noun] (prime minister)
  205. начало [noun] (start)
  206. там [adverb] (there) The Russian adverb “там” has the same Slavic origin as the Polish adverb “tam” and the Czech adverb “tam”.
  207. против [preposition] (against) This Russian word has the same Slavic origin as the words “przeciw” in Polish, “proti” in Czech, and “prȍtiv” / “про̏тив” in Serbian.
  208. счёт [noun] (bill)
  209. просто [adverb] (simply)
  210. документ [noun] (document)
  211. местный [adjective] (local)
  212. ранее [adverb]
  213. предприятие [noun] (enterprise)
  214. вид [noun] (view)
  215. условие [noun] (condition)
  216. игра [noun] (game) This Russian word comes from the same origin as the words “gra” in Polish, “hra” in Czech and “ìgra” / “ѝгра” in Serbian. (see this language comparison of Serbian and Russian)
  217. оказаться [verb]
  218. участник [noun] (participant)
  219. произойти [verb] (to happen)
  220. данным [noun] (data)
  221. школа [noun] (school)
  222. неделя [noun] (week) The Russian word “неделя” shares a common etymological origin with the Polish word “niedziela” and the Czech word “neděle”. However this Polish and this Czech word mean “Sunday” and not “week”.
  223. национальный [adjective] (national)
  224. рассказать [verb] (to tell)
  225. гражданин [noun] (citizen)
  226. крупный [adjective] (coarse)
  227. совет [noun] (advice)
  228. важный [adjective] (important)
  229. акция [noun] (stock)
  230. республика [noun] (republic)
  231. большой [adjective] (big)
  232. теперь [adverb] (now)
  233. комментарий [noun] (comment)
  234. лицо [noun] (face)
  235. политический [adjective] (political)
  236. матч [noun] (match)
  237. здесь [adverb] (here)
  238. сайт [noun] (website)
  239. составить [verb] (to compose)
  240. состояться [verb] (to take place)
  241. лишь [adverb] (only)
  242. прошлый [adjective] (last)
  243. качество [noun] (quality)
  244. некоторый [pronoun] (some)
  245. решить [verb] (to decide)
  246. момент [noun] (moment)
  247. директор [noun] (director)
  248. орган [noun] (organ, agency)
  249. история [noun] (story)
  250. руководитель [noun] (manager)
  251. строительство [noun] (construction)
  252. мой [pronoun] (my)
  253. итог [noun] (total)
  254. ход [noun] (movement)
  255. делать [verb] (to do)
  256. настоящий [adjective] (real)
  257. встреча [noun] (meeting)
  258. создать [verb] (to create)
  259. бизнес [noun] (business) This common Russian term is a loanword from English.
  260. среди [preposition] (among)
  261. количество [noun] (amount)
  262. которой [pronoun] (which)
  263. перед [preposition] (before)
  264. меня [pronoun] (me)
  265. военный [adjective] (military)
  266. образ [noun] (image)
  267. тогда [adverb] (then)
  268. час [noun] (hour)
  269. действие [noun] (action)
  270. лидер [noun] (leader)
  271. газета [noun] (newspaper) This Russian term is a loanword originating from the French term “gazette”.
  272. потому [adverb] (consequently)
  273. экономический [adjective] (economic)
  274. агентство [noun] (agency)
  275. любой [determiner] (any)
  276. деятельность [noun] (activity)
  277. автомобиль [noun] (automobile)
  278. безопасность [noun] (safety)
  279. октябрь [noun] (october)
  280. срок [noun] (term)
  281. социальный [adjective] (social)
  282. дать [verb] (to give) This Russian verb has the same origin as the Sanskrit word “दान” (dana) - they are cognates. For more words which are similar between these two languages, see this comparison of Sanskrit and Russian.
  283. цель [noun] (goal)
  284. сентябрь [noun] (September)
  285. надо [preposition]
  286. установить [verb] (to install)
  287. рост [noun] (growth) This Russian word has the same Slavic origin as the word “růst” in Czech.
  288. стоить [verb] (to cost)
  289. женщина [noun] (woman) This word has the same origin as the term “жена” (meaning “wife”) which appears further down in this list of of the most frequent Russian terms.
  290. мера [noun] (measure)
  291. найти [verb] (to find)
  292. напомнить [verb] (to remind)
  293. американский [adjective] (american)
  294. остаться [verb] (to stay)
  295. причина [noun] (cause)
  296. городской [adjective] (urban)
  297. война [noun] (war) This common Russian word is similar to the words “wojna” in Polish and “vojna” in Czech.
  298. близкий [adjective] (close)
  299. вода [noun] (water) The Russian word “вода” has the same Slavic origin as the words “woda” in Polish and “voda” in Czech.
  300. хотя [conjunction] (although)
  301. русский [adjective] (russian)
  302. московский [adjective] (moscow)
  303. улица [noun] (street) This Russian word is related to the Polish word “ulica” and the Czech word “ulice”.
  304. май [noun] (May)
  305. рамка [noun] (frame)
  306. составлять [verb] (to make up)
  307. много [adverb] (a lot of)
  308. производство [noun] (production)
  309. специалист [noun] (specialist)
  310. процесс [noun] (process)
  311. почти [adverb] (nearly)
  312. услуга [noun] (service)
  313. выйти [verb] (to go out)
  314. появиться [verb] (to appear)
  315. период [noun] (period)
  316. поддержка [noun] (support)
  317. член [noun] (article)
  318. ведь [interjection] (after all)
  319. план [noun] (plan)
  320. семья [noun] (family)
  321. журналист [noun] (journalist)
  322. погибнуть [verb] (to perish)
  323. официальный [adjective] (official)
  324. чемпионат [noun] (championship)
  325. эксперт [noun] (expert)
  326. председатель [noun] (chairman)
  327. январь [noun] (January)
  328. объём [noun] (volume)
  329. проведение [noun]
  330. например [adverb] (for example)
  331. вместе [adverb] (together)
  332. дорога [noun] (road)
  333. декабрь [noun] (December)
  334. сеть [noun] (net)
  335. представить [verb] (to present)
  336. интернет [noun] (the Internet)
  337. проходить [verb] (to pass)
  338. сумма [noun] (sum)
  339. ряд [noun] (row)
  340. победа [noun] (victory)
  341. федеральный [adjective] (federal)
  342. бюджет [noun] (budget)
  343. жить [verb] (to live)
  344. состояние [noun] (condition)
  345. уголовный [adjective] (criminal)
  346. ноябрь [noun] (november)
  347. фонд [noun] (fund)
  348. заявление [noun] (statement)
  349. политика [noun] (politics)
  350. бывший [adjective] (former)
  351. июль [noun] (july)
  352. над [preposition] (above)
  353. август [noun] (August)
  354. одной [numeral] (one)
  355. машина [noun] (car)
  356. заседание [noun] (meeting)
  357. имя [noun] (name) The Russian word “имя” has the same Slavic origin as the words “imię” in Polish and “jméno” in Czech.
  358. связать [verb] (to tie)
  359. писать [verb] (to write)
  360. март [noun] (march)
  361. готовый [adjective] (ready)
  362. назад [adverb] (back)
  363. очередь [noun] (turn)
  364. экономика [noun] (economy)
  365. использовать [verb] (to use)
  366. население [noun] (population)
  367. апрель [noun] (april)
  368. третий [adjective] (third)
  369. июнь [noun] (June)
  370. администрация [noun] (administration)
  371. мировой [adjective] (world)
  372. создание [noun] (creation)
  373. пять [numeral] (five)
  374. образование [noun] (education, formation)
  375. следующий [adjective] (next)
  376. народ [noun] (people)
  377. продажа [noun] (sale)
  378. внимание [noun] (attention)
  379. четыре [numeral] (four)
  380. столица [noun] (capital)
  381. движение [noun] (traffic)
  382. мероприятие [noun] (event)
  383. министерство [noun] (ministry)
  384. общественный [adjective] (public)
  385. сообщение [noun] (message)
  386. всегда [adverb] (always)
  387. действовать [verb] (act)
  388. состав [noun] (composition)
  389. одного [numeral] (one)
  390. объект [noun] (object)
  391. европейский [adjective] (european)
  392. другие [adjective] (other)
  393. стоимость [noun] (price)
  394. тоже [adverb] (too)
  395. многие [adjective] (many)
  396. отмечать [verb] (to note)
  397. прийти [verb] (to come)
  398. разный [adjective] (different)
  399. фильм [noun] (movie)
  400. рука [noun] (hand)
  401. площадь [noun] (space)
  402. финансовый [adjective] (financial)
  403. течение [noun] (flow)
  404. ничто [pronoun] (nothing)
  405. руководство [noun] (leadership) The root of this Russian word is the verb “руководить” which means “to lead”. That verb is also the root of another term in this vocabulary list: the word “руководитель” (which means “manager”)
  406. заниматься [verb] (to study)
  407. комиссия [noun] (commission)
  408. согласно [preposition] (according to)
  409. удаться [verb] (to succeed)
  410. менее [adverb] (less)
  411. земля [noun] (earth)
  412. изменение [noun] (change)
  413. факт [noun] (fact)
  414. собственный [adjective] (one's own)
  415. среда [noun] (Wednesday)
  416. видеть [verb] (to see)
  417. думать [verb] (to think)
  418. начаться [verb] (to start)
  419. здание [noun] (building)
  420. оставаться [verb] (to stay)
  421. сборная [noun] (national team)
  422. газ [noun] (gas)
  423. источник [noun] (source)
  424. общество [noun] (society)
  425. никто [pronoun] (no one)
  426. статья [noun] (article)
  427. возможный [adjective] (possible)
  428. мужчина [noun] (man)
  429. подобный [adjective] (like)
  430. конкурс [noun] (competition)
  431. размер [noun] (size)
  432. молодой [adjective] (young)
  433. либо [conjunction]
  434. полный [adjective] (full)
  435. версия [noun] (version)
  436. да [particle]
  437. друг [noun] (friend)
  438. комитет [noun] (committee)
  439. современный [adjective] (modern)
  440. клуб [noun] (club)
  441. путь [noun] (path)
  442. задержать [verb] (to detain)
  443. миллиард [numeral] (billion)
  444. давать [verb] (to give)
  445. борьба [noun] (struggle)
  446. большинство [noun] (majority) The root of this Russian word is the term “больше” which means “more”.
  447. край [noun] (edge)
  448. подчеркнуть [verb] (to emphasize)
  449. сам [pronoun]
  450. квартира [noun] (flat)
  451. материал [noun] (material)
  452. конечно [adverb] (certainly)
  453. показать [verb] (to show)
  454. интерес [noun] (interest)
  455. событие [noun] (event)
  456. проводить [verb] (to conduct)
  457. процент [noun] (percent)
  458. назвать [verb] (to name)
  459. задача [noun] (problem)
  460. принимать [verb] (to accept)
  461. культура [noun] (culture)
  462. союз [noun] (union)
  463. тема [noun] (topic)
  464. рабочий [adjective] (worker)
  465. частность [noun] (particular)
  466. сфера [noun] (sphere)
  467. сразу [adverb] (at once)
  468. пора [noun] (time)
  469. передавать [verb] (to transmit)
  470. существовать [verb] (to exist)
  471. потом [adverb] (afterwards)
  472. губернатор [noun] (governor)
  473. направить [verb] (to direct)
  474. договор [noun] (treaty)
  475. пытаться [verb] (to try)
  476. никакой [pronoun] (no)
  477. взять [verb] (to take)
  478. заместитель [noun] (deputy)
  479. участок [noun] (plot)
  480. язык [noun] (language) This Russian word has the same Slavic origin as the Polish word “język” and the Czech word “jazyk”.
  481. ночь [noun] (night) The Russian word “ночь” has the same Slavic origin as the Polish word “noc” and the Czech word “noc”.
  482. режим [noun] (regime)
  483. нарушение [noun] (violation)
  484. советский [adjective] (soviet)
  485. правило [noun] (rule)
  486. предложить [verb] (to suggest)
  487. называть [verb] (to call)
  488. февраль [noun] (february)
  489. ваш [pronoun] (your)
  490. конференция [noun] (conference)
  491. открыть [verb] (to open)
  492. почему [adverb] (why)
  493. технология [noun] (technology)
  494. сотрудничество [noun] (cooperation)
  495. детский [adjective] (children's)
  496. которое [pronoun] (which)
  497. средний [adjective] (medium)
  498. предложение [noun] (suggestion)
  499. объявить [verb] (to announce)
  500. поскольку [conjunction] (since)
  501. прийтись [verb] (to have to)
  502. вести [verb] (to lead)
  503. позиция [noun] (position)
  504. порядок [noun] (order)
  505. мэр [noun] (mayor)
  506. региональный [adjective] (regional)
  507. книга [noun] (book)
  508. единый [adjective] (single)
  509. получать [verb] (to receive)
  510. пункт [noun] (point)
  511. позволить [verb] (to allow)
  512. требование [noun] (request)
  513. база [noun] (base)
  514. минута [noun] (minute)
  515. продукт [noun] (product)
  516. пожар [noun] (fire)
  517. различный [adjective] (different)
  518. защита [noun] (protection)
  519. направление [noun] (direction)
  520. признать [verb] (to recognize)
  521. нынешний [adjective] (present)
  522. привести [verb] (to lead)
  523. полиция [noun] (police)
  524. налоговый [adjective] (tax)
  525. помочь [verb] (to help) The Russian word “помочь” has the same Slavic origin as Czech word “pomoc”.
  526. милиция [noun] (militia)
  527. происходить [verb] (to take place)
  528. областной [adjective] (regional)
  529. парламент [noun] (parliament)
  530. чиновник [noun] (official)
  531. фото [noun] (photo)
  532. соглашение [noun] (agreement)
  533. свобода [noun] (freedom)
  534. внутренний [adjective] (interior)
  535. предлагать [verb] (to offer)
  536. список [noun] (list)
  537. котором [pronoun] (which)
  538. специальный [adjective] (special)
  539. евро [noun] (euro)
  540. следовать [verb] (to follow)
  541. другой [determiner] (another)
  542. речь [noun] (speech) This common Russian word has the same Slavic origin as the word “řeč” in Czech.
  543. центральный [adjective] (central)
  544. сложный [adjective] (complicated)
  545. автор [noun] (author)
  546. иностранный [adjective] (foreign)
  547. учёный [noun] (scientist)
  548. вообще [adverb] (generally)
  549. германия [noun] (Germany)
  550. самолёт [noun] (airplane)
  551. подписать [verb] (to sign)
  552. спорт [noun] (sport)
  553. нефть [noun] (oil)
  554. касаться [verb] (to touch)
  555. пойти [verb] (to go)
  556. исследование [noun] (study)
  557. серьёзный [adjective] (serious)
  558. пост [noun] (fast)
  559. комплекс [noun] (complex)
  560. правда [noun] (truth) This Russian word is similar to the words “prawda” in Polish and “pravda” in Czech.
  561. сильный [adjective] (strong)
  562. южный [adjective] (southern)
  563. продукция [noun] (production)
  564. роль [noun] (role)
  565. налог [noun] (tax)
  566. затем [adverb] (then)
  567. начальник [noun] (chief)
  568. федерация [noun] (federation)
  569. вечер [noun] (evening) This Russian word is similar to the Croatian word “večer”. For more similar words between these two Slavic languages, see this linguistic comparison of Croatian and Russian
  570. понимать [verb] (to understand)
  571. продолжать [verb] (to continue)
  572. реализация [noun] (implementation)
  573. прокуратура [noun] (prosecutor's office)
  574. которую [pronoun] (which)
  575. выступать [verb] (to protrude)
  576. проверка [noun] (verification)
  577. тут [adverb] (here)
  578. преступление [noun] (crime)
  579. позволять [verb] (to allow)
  580. планировать [verb] (to plan)
  581. одна [numeral] (one)
  582. понедельник [noun] (Monday)
  583. одним [numeral] (one)
  584. требовать [verb] (to demand)
  585. народный [adjective] (national, popular)
  586. курс [noun] (course)
  587. завод [noun] (factory)
  588. интересный [adjective] (interesting)
  589. операция [noun] (operation)
  590. представлять [verb] (to represent, to introduce)
  591. товар [noun] (product)
  592. практически [adverb] (practically)
  593. контроль [noun] (control)
  594. вас [pronoun] (you)
  595. зона [noun] (zone)
  596. использование [noun] (usage)
  597. ждать [verb] (to wait)
  598. форма [noun] (form)
  599. метр [noun] (meter)
  600. идея [noun] (idea)
  601. играть [verb] (to play)
  602. оценка [noun] (appraisal)
  603. кандидат [noun] (candidate)
  604. доход [noun] (income)
  605. увидеть [verb] (to see)
  606. пример [noun] (example)
  607. ответ [noun] (answer)
  608. институт [noun] (institute)
  609. водитель [noun] (driver)
  610. врач [noun] (doctor)
  611. подготовка [noun] (preparation)
  612. кредит [noun] (credit)
  613. попасть [verb] (to get)
  614. клиент [noun] (client)
  615. сезон [noun] (season)
  616. особенно [adverb] (especially)
  617. граница [noun] (border)
  618. вырасти [verb] (to grow)
  619. гость [noun] (guest)
  620. фестиваль [noun] (festival)
  621. ответственность [noun] (responsibility)
  622. начинать [verb] (to start)
  623. точка [noun] (dot)
  624. медицинский [adjective] (medical)
  625. этап [noun] (stage)
  626. малый [adjective] (small) This common Russian word has the same Slavic origin as the Polish word “mały” and the Czech word “malý”.
  627. обнаружить [verb] (to discover)
  628. утро [noun] (morning)
  629. основа [noun] (foundation)
  630. полностью [adverb] (fully)
  631. больница [noun] (hospital)
  632. дополнительный [adjective] (additional)
  633. очередной [adjective] (next)
  634. благодаря [preposition] (thanks to)
  635. поставить [verb] (to put)
  636. работник [noun] (employee)
  637. повод [noun] (occasion)
  638. ним [pronoun]
  639. вторник [noun] (Tuesday)
  640. праздник [noun] (holiday)
  641. опубликовать [verb] (to publish)
  642. занять [verb]
  643. должность [noun] (position)
  644. обратиться [verb]
  645. модель [noun] (model)
  646. опыт [noun] (experience)
  647. кризис [noun] (crisis)
  648. показатель [noun] (index)
  649. отказаться [verb] (to refuse)
  650. россиянин [noun] (Russian)
  651. сей [determiner] (this)
  652. частный [adjective] (private)
  653. магазин [noun] (shop)
  654. северный [adjective] (northern)
  655. пятница [noun] (Friday)
  656. класс [noun] (class)
  657. построить [verb] (to build)
  658. организовать [verb] (organize)
  659. труд [noun] (work) This common Russian word comes from the same origin as the words “trud” in Polish and “trud” in Czech.
  660. ведомство [noun] (department)
  661. впервые [adverb] (for the first time)
  662. участвовать [verb] (to participate)
  663. входить [verb] (to enter)
  664. особый [adjective] (special)
  665. издание [noun] (publication)
  666. выставка [noun] (exposition)
  667. четверг [noun] (Thursday) This Russian word is similar to the Polish word “czwartek” and the Czech word “čtvrtek”.
  668. старый [adjective] (old) This Russian word is similar to the words “stary” in Polish and “starý” in Czech.
  669. технический [adjective] (technical)
  670. генеральный [adjective] (general)
  671. тонна [noun] (a metric ton)
  672. торговый [adjective] (trade)
  673. простой [adjective] (simple)
  674. достигнуть [verb] (to reach)
  675. голова [noun] (head)
  676. родитель [noun] (parent)
  677. открытие [noun] (opening)
  678. написать [verb] (to write)
  679. театр [noun] (theatre)
  680. возраст [noun] (age)
  681. великий [adjective] (big)
  682. турнир [noun] (tournament)
  683. повышение [noun] (promotion)
  684. телефон [noun] (telephone)
  685. личный [adjective] (personal)
  686. наиболее [adverb] (most)
  687. шесть [numeral] (six)
  688. будущее [noun] (the future)
  689. текущий [adjective] (current)
  690. половина [noun] (half)
  691. вернуться [verb] (to return)
  692. сравнение [noun] (comparison)
  693. соответствующий [adjective] (corresponding)
  694. положение [noun] (position)
  695. ты [pronoun] (you)
  696. вызвать [verb] (to call)
  697. огромный [adjective] (huge)
  698. утверждать [verb] (to claim, to assert)
  699. низкий [adjective] (low)
  700. занимать [verb] (to occupy)
  701. понять [verb] (to understand)
  702. тренер [noun] (trainer)
  703. западный [adjective] (west)
  704. становиться [verb] (to become)
  705. которым [pronoun] (which)
  706. музей [noun] (museum)
  707. выступить [verb]
  708. доля [noun] (share)
  709. век [noun] (century)
  710. партнёр [noun] (partner)
  711. сегодняшний [adjective] (today's)
  712. следствие [noun] (consequence)
  713. учёт [noun]
  714. проводиться [verb] (to be carried out)
  715. обеспечение [noun] (security)
  716. казаться [verb] (to seem)
  717. станция [noun] (station)
  718. учреждение [noun] (institution)
  719. университет [noun] (university)
  720. название [noun] (title)
  721. спортивный [adjective] (sports)
  722. оба [numeral] (both)
  723. оно [pronoun] (it)
  724. конфликт [noun] (conflict)
  725. единственный [adjective] (only)
  726. письмо [noun] (letter)
  727. аэропорт [noun] (airport)
  728. необходимость [noun] (need)
  729. память [noun] (memory)
  730. игрок [noun] (player)
  731. данные [noun] (data)
  732. небольшой [adjective] (small) This word has two synonyms which appear in this Russian vocabulary list: these are “малый” and “маленький”.
  733. голос [noun] (voice) The Russian word “голос” is similar to the Polish word “głos” and the Czech word “hlas”.
  734. законодательство [noun] (legislation)
  735. никогда [adverb] (never)
  736. структура [noun] (structure)
  737. площадка [noun] (area)
  738. дальнейший [adjective] (further)
  739. меньше [adjective]
  740. отвечать [verb] (to reply)
  741. действительно [adverb] (really)
  742. здоровье [noun] (health)
  743. корреспондент [noun] (correspondent)
  744. отдел [noun] (department)
  745. тур [noun] (tour)
  746. массовый [adjective] (mass)
  747. ну [interjection] (well)
  748. производитель [noun] (manufacturer)
  749. посвятить [verb] (to dedicate)
  750. реальный [adjective] (real)
  751. совсем [adverb] (at all)
  752. расследование [noun] (investigation)
  753. зал [noun] (hall)
  754. устройство [noun] (device, system, arrangement)
  755. тяжёлый [adjective] (heavy)
  756. судебный [adjective] (judicial)
  757. совершить [verb] (to commit)
  758. пострадать [verb] (to suffer)
  759. информационный [adjective] (informational)
  760. техника [noun] (technology)
  761. про [preposition] (about)
  762. передать [verb] (to hand over) The Russian word “передать” is similar to the words “sprzedać” in Polish and “předat” in Czech.
  763. номер [noun] (number)
  764. карта [noun] (map)
  765. нельзя [predicative] (it is forbidden)
  766. примерно [adverb] (about)
  767. визит [noun] (visit)
  768. транспорт [noun] (transport)
  769. надеяться [verb] (to hope)
  770. округ [noun] (district)
  771. выход [noun] (exit)
  772. верховный [adjective] (supreme)
  773. раньше [adverb] (before)
  774. франция [noun] (France)
  775. вариант [noun] (option)
  776. получение [noun] (acquisition)
  777. расход [noun] (expenditure)
  778. сообщаться [verb] (to communicate)
  779. жильё [noun] (housing)
  780. совместный [adjective] (joint)
  781. собираться [verb] (to gather)
  782. гражданский [adjective] (civil)
  783. обеспечить [verb] (to ensure)
  784. пользователь [noun] (user) This Russian word comes from the verb “пользоваться” which means “to use”. The suffix “-тель” which is added, forms a noun referring to the performer of the action defined by the verb.
  785. поставка [noun] (supply)
  786. отечественный [adjective]
  787. отдельный [adjective] (separate)
  788. давно [adverb]
  789. предприниматель [noun] (entrepreneur)
  790. успех [noun] (success)
  791. форум [noun] (forum)
  792. открытый [adjective] (open)
  793. плохой [adjective] (bad)
  794. транспортный [adjective] (transport)
  795. пассажир [noun] (passenger)
  796. оборудование [noun] (equipment)
  797. ставка [noun] (stake)
  798. ремонт [noun] (repair)
  799. уйти [verb] (to leave)
  800. взрыв [noun] (explosion)
  801. ещё [adverb] (yet)
  802. прежде [adverb] (before)
  803. глаз [noun] (eye)
  804. отделение [noun] (department)
  805. коллега [noun] (colleague)
  806. реформа [noun] (reform)
  807. целое [noun] (the whole)
  808. инициатива [noun] (initiative)
  809. ввести [verb] (to introduce, to enter)
  810. угроза [noun] (threat)
  811. студент [noun] (student)
  812. ожидать [verb] (to expect)
  813. поступить [verb] (to act)
  814. футбол [noun] (football)
  815. контракт [noun] (contract)
  816. наука [noun] (science)
  817. электронный [adjective] (electronic)
  818. назначить [verb] (to appoint)
  819. село [noun] (village)
  820. лето [noun] (summer)
  821. всё [pronoun] (all)
  822. линия [noun] (line)
  823. законопроект [noun] (bill)
  824. избрать [verb] (to elect)
  825. рассказывать [verb] (to tell)
  826. немецкий [adjective] (German)
  827. войти [verb] (to enter)
  828. красный [adjective] (red) The Russian word “красный” comes from the same Slavic root as the Czech word “krásný”, but the latter means “beautiful”.
  829. разработка [noun] (development)
  830. внешний [adjective] (external)
  831. активный [adjective] (active)
  832. хозяйство [noun] (economy)
  833. ресурс [noun] (resource)
  834. интервью [noun] (interview)
  835. соответствие [noun] (conformity)
  836. указать [verb] (to indicate)
  837. подтвердить [verb] (to confirm)
  838. смерть [noun] (death)
  839. организатор [noun] (organizer)
  840. сын [noun] (son) This Russian word is related to the Polish word “syn” and the Czech word “syn”.
  841. поле [noun] (field)
  842. сколько [pronoun] (how many)
  843. попытка [noun] (attempt)
  844. достаточно [adverb] (enough)
  845. следственный [adjective] (investigative)
  846. долг [noun] (duty)
  847. снижение [noun] (lowering)
  848. шаг [noun] (step)
  849. хорошо [adverb] (well) This is a useful vocabulary word for Russian compliments
  850. море [noun] (sea)
  851. расти [verb] (to grow)
  852. определённый [adjective] (definite)
  853. впрочем [adverb] (however)
  854. лига [noun] (league)
  855. девушка [noun] (girl)
  856. ответить [verb] (to reply)
  857. самый [pronoun]
  858. часто [adverb] (often)
  859. поддерживать [verb] (to support)
  860. армия [noun] (army)
  861. зарплата [noun] (salary)
  862. километр [noun] (kilometer)
  863. подать [verb]
  864. накануне [adverb] (the day before)
  865. герой [noun] (hero)
  866. равный [adjective] (equal)
  867. десять [numeral] (ten)
  868. владелец [noun] (owner)
  869. профессиональный [adjective] (professional)
  870. куда [adverb] (where)
  871. одно [numeral] (one)
  872. отсутствие [noun] (absence)
  873. приходиться [verb]
  874. правоохранительный [adjective] (law enforcement)
  875. обращение [noun] (circulation)
  876. ссылка [noun] (link)
  877. нем [adjective]
  878. недавно [adverb] (recently)
  879. собрать [verb] (to collect)
  880. департамент [noun] (department)
  881. купить [verb] (to buy)
  882. чемпион [noun] (champion)
  883. принцип [noun] (principle)
  884. закрыть [verb] (to close)
  885. основание [noun] (base)
  886. смотреть [verb] (to watch)
  887. рейтинг [noun] (rating)
  888. данный [adjective] (given)
  889. мобильный [adjective] (mobile)
  890. относиться [verb] (to treat)
  891. определить [verb] (to define)
  892. данных [noun] (data)
  893. чёрный [adjective] (black)
  894. политик [noun] (politician)
  895. штат [noun] (state)
  896. тело [noun] (body) The Russian word “тело” is related to the Polish word “ciało” and the Czech word “tělo”.
  897. инвестор [noun] (investor)
  898. белый [adjective] (white)
  899. картина [noun] (painting)
  900. выходить [verb] (to go out)
  901. неизвестный [adjective] (unknown)
  902. жертва [noun] (victim)
  903. внести [verb]
  904. вполне [adverb] (quite)
  905. выступление [noun] (performance)
  906. пара [noun] (pair)
  907. парк [noun] (park)
  908. скорее [adverb] (quicker)
  909. пояснить [verb] (to explain)
  910. желать [verb] (to wish)
  911. запад [noun] (west) The Russian word “запад” is similar to the words “zapad” in Polish and “západ” in Czech.
  912. кстати [adverb] (by the way)
  913. кампания [noun] (campaign)
  914. восток [noun] (east) This Russian word appears in the name of the city Vladivostok (Владивосток). This first part of this city name comes from the verb “владеть” which means “to own”.
  915. норма [noun] (norm)
  916. выразить [verb] (to express)
  917. отец [noun] (father)
  918. зарегистрировать [verb] (to register)
  919. стоять [verb] (to stand) The Russian word “стоять” has the same Slavic origin as the words “stać” in Polish and “stát” in Czech.
  920. выделить [verb]
  921. избирательный [adjective] (selective)
  922. турист [noun] (tourist)
  923. воскресение [noun] (resurrection)
  924. передача [noun] (transmission)
  925. одном [numeral] (one)
  926. принадлежать [verb] (to belong)
  927. суббота [noun] (Saturday)
  928. приехать [verb] (to come)
  929. торговля [noun] (trade)
  930. значить [verb] (to mean)
  931. вывод [noun] (conclusion)
  932. оппозиция [noun] (opposition)
  933. канал [noun] (channel)
  934. возбудить [verb] (to excite)
  935. помещение [noun] (room)
  936. обвинение [noun] (accusation)
  937. желание [noun] (wish)
  938. семь [numeral] (seven)
  939. любить [verb] (to love)
  940. столичный [adjective] (metropolitan)
  941. оборона [noun] (defense)
  942. создавать [verb] (to create)
  943. вновь [adverb] (again)
  944. возможно [adverb] (perhaps)
  945. адвокат [noun] (advocate)
  946. исторический [adjective] (historical)
  947. победитель [noun] (winner) This Russian word comes from the verb “победить” which means “to win”. The addition of the suffix “-тель” forms a noun referring to the performer of the action defined by the verb.
  948. заметить [verb] (to notice)
  949. выполнить [verb] (to perform, to carry out)
  950. восточный [adjective] (oriental)
  951. прямой [adjective] (straight)
  952. предоставить [verb]
  953. помимо [preposition] (besides)
  954. маленький [adjective] (small)
  955. увеличение [noun] (increase)
  956. видео [noun] (video)
  957. секретарь [noun] (secretary)
  958. помогать [verb] (to help)
  959. соревнование [noun] (competition)
  960. выбрать [verb] (to choose)
  961. способ [noun] (way)
  962. оставить [verb] (to leave)
  963. ядерный [adjective] (nuclear)
  964. свет [noun] (light)
  965. олимпийский [adjective] (olympic)
  966. способный [adjective] (capable)
  967. учебный [adjective] (training)
  968. десяток [noun] (ten)
  969. авария [noun] (accident)
  970. популярный [adjective] (popular)
  971. предварительный [adjective] (preliminary)
  972. разработать [verb] (to develop)
  973. целый [adjective] (whole)
  974. пользоваться [verb] (to use, to enjoy)
  975. автобус [noun] (bus)
  976. смысл [noun] (meaning)
  977. адрес [noun] (address)
  978. будущий [adjective] (future)
  979. серия [noun] (series)
  980. сделка [noun] (deal)
  981. взгляд [noun] (a view)
  982. вещь [noun] (thing)
  983. административный [adjective] (administrative)
  984. надежда [noun] (hope)
  985. заявлять [verb] (to declare)
  986. перспектива [noun] (perspective)
  987. практика [noun] (practice)
  988. сыграть [verb] (to play)
  989. фирма [noun] (firm)
  990. собрание [noun] (meeting)
  991. увеличить [verb] (to increase)
  992. старший [adjective] (older)
  993. просить [verb] (to ask, to beg)
  994. телеканал [noun] (television channel)
  995. посёлок [noun] (village)
  996. имущество [noun] (property)
  997. британский [adjective] (british)
  998. предыдущий [adjective] (previous)
  999. памятник [noun] (monument)
  1000. обычный [adjective] (customary)
  1001. предстоять [verb]
  1002. судья [noun] (referee)
  1003. реклама [noun] (advertising)
  1004. рада [noun] (glad)
  1005. физический [adjective] (physical)
  1006. торг [noun] (haggling) This Russian word is related to the words “targ” in Polish and “trh” in Czech.
  1007. привлечь [verb] (to attract)
  1008. вчера [adverb] (yesterday) This Russian word is similar to the Slovak word “včera”. For more similar words between these two Slavic languages, see this linguistic comparison of Slovak and Russian
  1009. искусство [noun] (art)
  1010. научный [adjective] (scientific)
  1011. узнать [verb] (to learn, to know)
  1012. платить [verb] (to pay)
  1013. выиграть [verb] (to win) This verb is formed from the verb “играть” (meaning “to play”) appears higher up in this frequency list of common Russian words.
  1014. инвестиция [noun] (investment)
  1015. обещать [verb] (to promise)
  1016. двое [numeral] (two)
  1017. сбор [noun] (collection)
  1018. поддержать [verb] (to support)
  1019. снять [verb] (to take off)
  1020. завершить [verb] (to complete)
  1021. покупка [noun] (purchase)
  1022. судно [noun] (vessel)
  1023. заключение [noun] (conclusion)
  1024. отрасль [noun] (field)
  1025. считаться [verb] (to reckon)
  1026. китайский [adjective] (chinese)
  1027. приобрести [verb] (to purchase)
  1028. посмотреть [verb] (to look)
  1029. лёгкий [adjective] (light)
  1030. высоко [adjective] (high)
  1031. возникнуть [verb] (to arise)
  1032. зрение [noun] (vision)
  1033. значительный [adjective] (significant)
  1034. животное [noun] (animal)
  1035. сектор [noun] (sector)
  1036. невозможный [adjective] (impossible)
  1037. вместо [preposition] (instead of)
  1038. прибыть [verb] (to arrive)
  1039. финансирование [noun] (financing)
  1040. быстро [adverb] (fast)
  1041. лес [noun] (forest) This Russian word is similar to the Polish word “las” and the Czech word “les”.
  1042. отставка [noun] (resignation)
  1043. кодекс [noun] (code)
  1044. премия [noun] (premium)
  1045. хотеться [verb] (to want)
  1046. намерен [adjective] (intending)
  1047. молодёжь [noun] (youth)
  1048. слишком [adverb] (too much)
  1049. квартал [noun] (quarter)
  1050. статус [noun] (status)
  1051. вокруг [preposition] (around)
  1052. мать [noun] (mother) The Russian word “мать” is related to the Polish word “matka” and the Czech word “matka”.
  1053. песня [noun] (song)
  1054. посетить [verb] (to visit)
  1055. незаконный [adjective] (illegal) This Russian word is formed by adding the negative prefix “ не-” to the word “законный” (which means “legal”).
  1056. заключить [verb] (to conclude)
  1057. концерт [noun] (concert)
  1058. жена [noun] (wife) The Russian word “жена” is similar to the Polish word “żona” and the Czech word “žena”.
  1059. зритель [noun] (viewer) This word is related to the term “зрение” meaning “vision” which appears higher up in this list of the 1000 most common Russian words.
  1060. запретить [verb] (to ban)