Where in Russian

Imagine you’re traveling in Moscow and you need to ask for directions. What’s the word for 'where' in Russian? And how do you get there?  

This lesson will teach you some essential travel Russian so you can catch a train, find your hotel and navigate your way around the city.

Pronouncing "where" in Russian

There are two question words for Where in Russian: Где? and Куда? The question Где? (Where at?) is often asked when people want to find out the location of something or someone, e.g. Где вокзал? (Where is the station? ). If people want to find out the destination, where somebody goes to or went to or will go to, they will ask  Куда ты едешь? (Where are you going?)

Let's listen to some basic Russian phrases to get you started:

Где?

Gde?

Where?

Куда?

kuda?

Where to?

Где вокзал?

Gde vagzah?

Where is the train station?

Где обменный пункт?

Gde abmennyi poonkt?

Where is the currency exchange?

Куда ты едешь?

Kuda ty edish?

Where are you going?

Как добраться…

Kak dabratsa…

How do I get to…

Как добраться до гостиницы?

Kak dabratsa da gasteenitsy?

How do I get to the hotel please?

Сколько?

Skol’ka?

How much?

Сколько стоит билет?

Skol’ka stoit bilet?

How much is the ticket?

Сколько стоит проезд?

Skol’ka stoit praest?

How much is it to get there?

Приятной поездки!

Priyatnai paestki!

Have a happy trip everyone!

Here are some key words to help you find your way around in Russia.

Метро

Mitro

The subway network

Центр города

Tsentr gorada

The city centre or CBD

Районы

Raiony

The districts

Юг

yook

The south

Север

Sevir

North

Восток

Vastok

East

Запад

Zapat

west

электричка

Eliktreechka

City train networks

Проезд

Praest

The fare

Направо

Naprava

To the right

Налево

Naleva

To the left

Прямо

Pryama

Straight ahead

That's all for this lesson.

Find out about asking Russian questions in this series of lessons. Make sure you listen to the audio and practice your Russian pronunciation. And do the Russian tests at the end of each lesson to reinforce your knowledge of Russian questions!

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