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Around the City in Russian

Around the City Vocabulary in Russian to Talk About Your Hometown

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If you ever travel to a Russian-speaking country or you just want to be able to talk about your hometown, this language guide has tons of vocabulary to help you identify places around the city in Russian. In this guide, you will find a comprehensive list of buildings, stores, and other city vocabulary in Russian.

The translations are organized by category and then alphabetically within their category. This practical vocabulary list is very useful when you want to describe your home town, city life, and the facilities & stores you interact with in your everyday life.

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Last updated: 5/23/2022

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Around the City Vocabulary in Russian

Types and parts of cities- City Vocabulary in Russian

Types & Parts of Towns

  • Apartment – Кварти́ра
  • Apartment building – Многокварти́рный дом
  • Building – Зда́ние
  • Business centre / downtown – Деловой центр города
  • Capital – Столи́ца
  • City – Го́род
  • Countryside – Се́льская ме́стность
  • District – Область
  • House(s) – Дом(а́)
  • Neighborhood – Райо́н
  • Office building – Офисное зда́ние
  • Outskirts of town – Окра́ина го́рода
  • Skyscraper – Небоскрёб
  • Suburb – При́город
  • Town – Городо́к
  • Village – Дере́вня
Public & Government Facilities - City Vocabulary in Russian - New Girl on the Bloc

Public & Government Facilities

  • Bank – Банк
  • Cathedral – Собо́р
  • Cemetery – Кла́дбище
  • Church – Це́рковь (ж.)
  • City hall – Мэ́рия
  • Courthouse – Суд
  • Embassy – Посо́льство
  • Factory – Фа́брика
  • Fire station – Пожа́рная ста́нция
  • Hospital – Больни́ца
  • Institute – Институ́т
  • Kindergarten – Де́тский сад
  • Library – Библиоте́ка
  • Mosque – Мече́ть
  • Palace – Дворе́ц
  • Park – Парк
  • Parliament – Парла́мент
  • Playground – Игрова́я де́тская площа́дка
  • Police station, police department – Полице́йский уча́сток, отделе́ние поли́ции/мили́ции
  • Post office – По́чта
  • School – Шко́ла
  • Synagogue – Синаго́га
  • Temple – Храм 
  • University – Университе́т
On the Street - City Vocabulary in Russian

On the Street

  • Alley – Алле́я
  • Avenue – Проспе́кт
  • Bicycle lane – Велодоро́жка
  • Bridge – Мост (на мосту́)
  • Center – Центр
  • Corner – У́гол у́лицы
  • Crossing – Перекрёсток
  • Dead end – Тупи́к
  • Embankment – На́бережная
  • Fork in the road – Разви́лка
  • Highway – Шоссе́
  • Intersection – Пересече́ние
  • Lane – Полоса́ доро́ги
  • Postbox – Почто́вый я́щик
  • River – Река́
  • Road – Доро́га
  • Road sign – Доро́жный знак
  • Roundabout – Доро́жное кольцо́
  • Sidewalk / pavement – Тротуа́р
  • Square – Пло́щадь (ж.)
  • Street – У́лица
  • Traffic light – Светофо́р
  • Tunnel – Тунне́ль
  • Underpass – Подзе́мный перехо́д
  • Pedestrian crosswalk (zebra crossing) – Пешехо́дный перехо́д (зе́бра)

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Sights and Tourist Locales - City Vocabulary in Russian

Sights & Tourist Locales

  • Bar – Бар
  • Botanical garden – Ботани́ческий сад
  • Cafe – Кафе́
  • Cinema / Movie theatre – Кинотеа́тр
  • Circus – Цирк
  • Concert hall – Конце́ртный зал
  • Exhibition – Вы́ставка
  • Fountain – Фонта́н
  • Gallery – Галере́я
  • Gym – Спортза́л
  • Hostel – Хо́стел
  • Hotel – Гости́ница
  • Monument – Па́мятник
  • Museum – Музе́й
  • Night club – Ночно́й клуб
  • Pub – Паб
  • Public bathroom – Обще́ственный туале́т
  • Restaurant – Рестора́н
  • Stadium – Стадио́н
  • Swimming pool – Бассе́йн
  • Theater – Теа́тр
  • Theme park – Парк развлече́ний, парк аттракционов
  • Tower -Ба́шня
  • Zoo – Зоопа́рк
Public Transportation - City Vocabulary in Russian

Transportation

  • Airport – Аэропо́рт
  • Bus – Авто́бус
  • Bus station – Автовокза́л
  • Bus stop – Автобусная остано́вка
  • Gas station – Запра́вка
  • Metro – Метро́
  • Minibus – Маршру́тка
  • Parking lot – Автостоянка, стоянка машин
  • Port – Порт
  • Railway station – Железнодоро́жный вокзал
  • Subway line – Линия метро́
  • Subway station – Ста́нция метро́
  • Taxi stand – Стоянка такси
  • Train station – Вокза́л
  • Tram – Трамва́й
  • Trolleybus – Троле́йбус
Stores and Services - City Vocabulary in Russian

Stores & Services

  • Antique shop – Антиква́рный магази́н
  • Bakery – Бу́лочная
    • Beauty salon – Сало́н красоты́
  • Bookstore – Кни́жный магази́н
  • Bowling alley – Бо́улинг, боулинг-клу́б
  • Butcher shop – Мясна́я ла́вка, мясно́й магази́н
  • Dentist’s office – Стоматологи́ческая кли́ника
  • Department store – Универма́г
  • Dry-cleaners – Химчи́стка
  • Florist’s, flower shop – Флори́ст, цвето́чный магази́н
  • Funeral home – Похоро́нное бюро́
  • Furniture store – Ме́бельный магази́н
  • Grocery store – Продукто́вый магази́н
  • Hair salon – Парикма́херская
  • Hardware store – Хозя́йственный магази́н
  • Jewelry store – Ювели́рный магази́н
  • Laundromat – Пра́чечная
  • Market – Ры́нок (на ры́нке)
  • Massage parlor – Масса́жный сало́н
  • Nail salon – Маникю́рный сало́н
  • News stand – Газе́тный кио́ск
  • Pet store – Зоомагази́н
  • Pharmacy – Апте́ка
  • Shoe store – Обувно́й магази́н
  • Shop window – Витри́на
  • Shopping centre / mall – Торго́вый центр
  • Store – Магази́н
  • Toy shop – Игру́шечный магази́н
  • Veterinary clinic – Ветерина́рная кли́ника

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