Fish in Russian

Fishing is one of the favorite outdoor activities for Russians, and it’s not without reason! Russia has more than 100,000 rivers and some two million fresh and saltwater lakes, with the largest body of fresh water in the world, Lake Baikal. No country in the world can surpass Russia’s 37,653 kilometers of coastline. It’s no wonder that fish dishes are always present on a Russian menu.

In this lesson, we’ll talk about various types of рыба (ryba) in Russian.  Some of these you might find on a plate garnished with lemon, and some you might see on a fishing trip!  Either way, this is important vocabulary to know while traveling.

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Pronouncing fish in Russian

рыба

ryba

fish

селëдка

siliotka

herring

лосось

lasos’

salmon

краб

krap

crab

кальмар

kal’mar

squid

судак

sudak

pike-perch

камбала

kambala

flounder

сазан

sazan

sazan

форель

farel’

trout

рак

rak

crawfish

осëтр

asiotr

sturgeon

щука

shchooka

pike

треска

triska

cod

карп

karp

carp

Отлично! (Atleechna!) You now have a new set of words to add to your Russian vocabulary list!  Food in Russian-speaking countries can contain many new and diverse flavors.  If you see any of these fish on a Russian menu, be brave and order something new.  You won’t be disappointed!

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До скорого! (da skorava)

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