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Daily Activities in Russian | New Girl on the Bloc | Practical Vocabulary

Daily Activity Vocabulary in Russian

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Всем привет!

In today’s post you’ll learn a ton of practical vocabulary that you can use to talk about your daily activities in Russian. Not only are these verbs and phrases helpful for discussing everyday habits and routines, but also actions in the past, present, or future if you change the forms. These will come in handy when telling stories, explaining what you did this morning, or what you plan to do in the future!

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Check out my Quizlet flashcards set!

Want to see how to use these vocabulary words in context? Check out my Practical Conversation guide “How to Talk about your Daily Routine in Russian” HERE. There you can see several examples of how to use the vocabulary in this guide to talk about your daily activities in conversation.

So, let’s get started!

Daily Activities in Russian

Practical Vocabulary in Russian - Talk about your daily routine in Russian - In the morning утром

In the morning

  • просыпа́ться: to wake up
  • встава́ть (с посте́ли): to get up
  • заправля́ть посте́ль: to make the bed
  • идти́ в ва́нную: to go to the bathroom
  • чи́стить зу́бы: to brush your teeth
  • ходи́ть на пробе́жку: to go for a jog
  • умыва́ться, умыва́ть лицо́: to wash your face
  • принима́ть душ: to take a shower
  • мыть во́лосы: to wash your hair
  • бри́ться: to shave
  • суши́ться: to dry off
  • расчёсывать во́лосы: to brush your hair
  • суши́ть во́лосы (фе́ном): to blow dry your hair (with a blow dryer)
  • де́лать укла́дку: to style your hair
  • де́лать причёску: to do a hairdo
  • наноси́ть макия́ж: to put on makeup
  • одева́ться: to get dressed
  • надева́ть (шко́льную,рабо́чую) фо́рму: to put on a (school, work) uniform
  • гото́вить за́втрак: to make breakfast
  • вари́ть ко́фе: to brew coffee
  • медити́ровать: to meditate
  • чита́ть но́вости: to read the news
  • де́лать у́треннюю заря́дку: to do morning exercises
  • отвози́ть дете́й в шко́лу: to drive your kids to school
Practical Vocabulary in Russian - Talk about your daily routine in Russian - In the afternoon днём

In the afternoon

  • рабо́тать на по́лную ста́вку / на полставки. – to work full time / part-time
  • рабо́тать на фрила́нсе: to freelance
  • де́лать дома́шнее зада́ние: to do homework
  • вздремну́ть: to take a nap
  • разогрева́ть обе́д: to reheat lunch
  • обе́дать: to eat lunch
  • рабо́тать сверхуро́чно: to work overtime
  • рабо́тать с клие́нтами: to work with clients
  • зараба́тывать на жизнь: to earn a living
  • забра́ть дете́й из шко́лы: to pick your kids up from school
Practical Vocabulary in Russian - Talk about your daily routine in Russian - In the evening вечером

In the evening

  • приходи́ть домо́й с рабо́ты/шко́лы: to come home from work/school
  • смотре́ть телеви́зор: to watch TV
  • убира́ться: to clean up, tidy up, do the cleaning
  • занима́ться сти́ркой, стира́ть: to do the laundry
  • навеща́ть кого́-то: to go visit, see someone
  • ходи́ть за поку́пками: to go shopping
  • сиде́ть в интерне́те: to spend time on the internet, to surf the web
  • гото́вить у́жин: to cook dinner
  • у́жинать: to eat dinner
  • мыть посу́ду: to wash the dishes
  • отдыха́ть: to relax, rest
  • выгу́ливать соба́ку: to walk the dog
  • принима́ть ва́нную: to have a bath
  • раздева́ться: to get undressed
  • надеть пижа́му: to put on PJs
  • чи́стить зубы нитью: to floss
  • чита́ть перед сном: to read before bed
  • ложи́ться спать (рано/поздно): to go to bed (early/late)

Let’s practice!

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