Learn Russian online: Alcohol

Alcohol

As much as we'd like to fight the stereotypes, it would be silly to argue with the fact that alcohol is a big part of the Russian reality. If you come to Russia, you will be offered a drink at some point, so it's better if you know what you are being offered. In this episode of Ruspod Shorts, you'll learn the essential drinking vocabulary.


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Vocabulary

водка
[VOD-kah]

vodka

коньяк
[Kon'-YAHK]

cognac

виски
[VEE-skee]

whiskey

текила
[Teh-KEE-lah]

tequila

пиво
[PEE-vah]

beer

живое пиво
[Zhyh-VOH-yeh PEE-vah]

live (unpasteurized) beer

вино
[VEE-noh]

wine

красное
[KRAH-snah-yeh]

red

белое
[BEH-lah-yeh]

white

шампанское
[Shahm-PAHN-skah-yeb]

champagne