Learn Russian via reading signs
On this page we’ll learn to read Russian signs. We’ll start with the Russian language…literally.
русский язык = (the) Russian language and is sounded as “Roo-ski Ye-zeek.”
Now, more signs:
ccording to the sign, the Марио кафе (M-a-r-i-o K-a-f-e, or Cafe Mario) serves стейки, Пицца, суши. That would be…
- стейки: s-t-e-i-k-i(s) or in English, steaks.
- Пицца: p-i-ts-ts-a or in English, pizza.
- суши: S-u-sh-i, sushi.
Many large cities in Russia have underground subway systems called the метро or M-e-t-r-o. This is the logo of the Moscow Metro and anytime you see this on a sign or building, you’ll know that the entrance to the Metro is at that location.
There are many signs inside the Metro system. This one is inside the Kievskaya station and the middle line with black letters tells you that the Kievskaya Russian railway station can be accessed by exiting to the right.
The bottom sections of the sign point to the brown #5 line to the LEFT platform and the blue #4 platform is the the RIGHT.
Not feeling well? Perhaps a trip to the pharmacy/drugstore is in order.
Now let’s identify the word for MILK.
One of the very first American consumer products sold inside the Soviet Union was Pepsi.
More coming soon.