Greetings in Russian language

Learn how to say common greeting phrases in Russian.

Below are some basic greetings in Russian. Click on an English phrase for additional translations into Russian, pronunciation, and grammar notes if available.

Russian greeting        English translation
Здравствуйте! Hello!
Привет! Hi!
Доброе утро. Good morning.
Добрый день. Good afternoon.
Добрый вечер. Good evening.
Спокойной ночи! Good night!
Как поживаете? How are you?
Рад Вас видеть. Nice to see you.
Как дела? How are things?
Спасибо, хорошо. I'm fine, thanks.
Как ваше здоровье? How's your health?
Хорошо. I'm fine.
Что нового? What's new?
А у тебя? How about you?
Ничего особенного. Nothing special.
Уважаемая Наташа… Dear Natasha...
Уважаемый Сергей… Dear Sergei...
Добро пожаловать! Welcome!
Что нового? What's up?
Здравствуйте! How do you do?
Я хотел бы встретиться с тобой. I would like to meet you.
Как жизнь? How is it going?
Нормально. I'm OK.
Хорошо, спасибо, а вы? I'm well, thanks, and you?

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