Learn Russian Online

Use the best way to learn Russian online with our free Russian lessons!

To learn Russian online as quickly and easily as possible we recommend that you follow these steps!
  1. Start by perfecting your pronunciation using true voice recognition
  2. Build your Russian vocabulary with relevant words and phrases
  3. Get used to the rhythm of Russian by listening to real-life Russian conversations
  4. Understand the mechanics of Russian and figure out how it all fits together
  5. Reinforce the Russian that you have learned to maximize your study time

Start by perfecting your pronunciation with true voice recognition

You can sound like you ARE a native Russian speaker when you use Rocket Record, the pronunciation tool from Rocket Russian!

The most important part of learning Russian successfully is speaking it out loud. It’s a great way to overcome any potential embarrassment that many people report when learning a new language. Now you can practice speaking Russian in the privacy of your own home before trying it out in a real-life situation.

Try this phrase: Note that for true voice recognition you will need to use the Chrome browser.

отлично

atleechna

excellent

Want more? Take the free Rocket Russian trial for 100’s more Russian words and phrases.

Build your Russian vocabulary with relevant words and phrases

Building useful vocabulary while using our voice recognition tool, Rocket Record, will help cement the Russian you learn into your mind. Have a go at pronouncing the Russian words and phrases from this simple conversation between two native Russians.

Доброе утро.

Dobrae ootra.

Good morning.

Здравствуйте.

Zdrastvuite.

Hello.

Как дела?

Kak dila?

How are you?

Спасибо, хорошо.

Spaseeba, kharasho.

Fine, thanks.

А у Вас?

A u Vas?

And you?

Отлично.

Atleechna.

Excellent.

Прекрасно.

Prikrasna.

Great.

Want more? Take the free Rocket Russian trial for more real-world conversations.

Get used to the rhythm of Russian by listening to real-life Russian conversations

If you are serious about learning Russian then it’s important to get used to the rhythm of Russian. To get you started here is the first Interactive Audio course track from Rocket Russian. You can stream it or download it and use offline.

If you are an absolute beginner a Russian conversation may sound like complete gobbledygook (it’s actually very common), but once you listen to the Interactive Audio lesson a few times it will become clearer!
If you want more Russian Interactive Audio lessons then take the Rocket Russian trial and get further sample lessons.

Understand the mechanics of Russia and figure out how it all fits together

A surprising amount of “language learning” companies don’t explicitly teach how Russian works. Rocket Russian takes completely the opposite approach and breaks down Russian grammar into understandable chunks. For example...

Hard vs Soft Consonants

A special feature of the Russian phonetic system is that it has two types of consonants, "hard consonants" and "soft consonants". The vast majority of consonants are hard unless they are followed by the soft sign - Ь or the letters Е, И, Я, Ю and Ë.

Example of a hard consonant; р

утро

ootra

morning

Example of a soft consonant; р

привет

privet

hello

For more on Russian grammar sign up for a free trial of Rocket Russian

Reinforce the Russian that you have learned to maximize your study time

If you want every minute you spend learning Russian to count, then the Rocket Reinforcement activities are for you! The Rocket Reinforcement activities are scientifically designed to enhance your recall and understanding of spoken Russian.  

The 3 main Rocket Reinforcement activities are;

  • Hear It Say It!
Training your ear for Russian can be one of the things that Russian learners find the hardest to master. That’s why we came up with Hear It Say It!
  • Write It!
It's one thing being able to pronounce Russian words correctly, it's quite another figuring out how those sounds turn into written words, which is why we have Write it!
  • Know It!
Now, all the training in the world won’t help you if someone is talking to you in Russian and your mind freezes when it’s your turn to speak! That’s why we developed Know It! The self-testing tool that really puts you on the spot!

Why not try them out?

Rocket Reinforcement

Reinforce your learning from this lesson with the Rocket Reinforcement tools! Improve your knowledge and retention of Rocket Russian and earn points for your badges along the way!

Hear It Say It!

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Write It!

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Know It!

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