Lesson 6: Congratulating People

Russian Birthday Congratulations
Colorful Birthday Party Balloons. Photo by D Sharon Pruitt CC-GA2.0

In this lesson you will learn:

  • how to say "Merry Christmas!" and "Happy New Year!" in Russian
  • how to say "Happy birthday!" in Russian
  • how to congratulate people in other situations
  • how to use verbs in the past, present and future tense
  • aspect of the verb
  • the perfective and imperfective verbs

Lesson self-study checklist

This checklist will help you to learn the lesson materials. You can study at your own pace, spending as much time to master the new concepts and vocabulary as you need. If you need help at any time, please post your questions on the forum and someone will be happy to help you. The difficulty level of the Russian lesson materials increases gradually so it's best to learn them in order.

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Vocabulary Phrases for Wishes and Invitations
Listening Lesson conversations
Grammar Conjugation of Russian verbs
Grammar Aspect of the Russian verbs
Grammar The tenses of the Russian verbs
Vocabulary Lesson words and phrases

Optional external materials

Here are a few extracurricular lessons from other great websites for learning Russian. Please make sure to study the materials on the self-study list above. If you have some extra time left, you may want to read these pages for alternative explanations of grammar topics and vocabulary covered in this lesson. Note, that these links will open in a new window.

Free Russian Course

Russian Grammar

Verb Conjugations

Russian Vocabulary

Russian Names

Russian Literature

Russian Dictionary

Online Translator

Russian Video

Russian Conversations

Russian Holidays

Russia Travel

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