Cooks Food Vocabulary in Russian

You can also use Google Translate to hear the words spoken in Russian – https://translate.google.com/


  • First course — per’vey kyrc
  • Appetizers — zakus’ki 
  • Soup — sup 
  • Salad — salat’
  • Main Dish — troy blood 
  • Dessert — desert’ 
  • Bread — khleb
  • Rice — rees 
  • Rye — rosh 
  • Wheat — shenee’tsa 
  • Sausage — kielbasa’ 
  • Beef — myas’a 
  • Pork — svinin’a 
  • Lamb — baran’ina
  • Rabbit — kro’lik 
  • Chicken — tsyplyon’ok 
  • Veal — telyat’ina
  • Ham — vetchina’ 
  • Dumplings — pelmen’ee 
  • Fish — ree’ba
  • Trout — forel’ 
  • Apple — yab’laka 
  • Pears — groosh’a 
  • Peaches — per’siki 
  • Cucumber — agurets’ 
  • Tomatoes — pomidor’ee 
  • Potato — kartof’el 
  • Cabbage — kapust’a 
  • Onion — lyk
  • Sour cream — smetan’a 
  • Milk — moloko’ 
  • Juice — sok
  • Tea — chai 
  • Coffee — kof’ee 
  • Salt — sol
  • Pepper — pyear’ets 
  • Sugar — sa’xar 
  • Parsley — petroosh’ka 
  • Dill — ookrowp’ 
  • Basil — basil’ik
  • Egg — yait’sa 
  • Omelet — omlet’ 
  • Sandwich — buterbrod’ 

The symbol [‘] denotes stress on that syllable. Knowing where stress should lie makes words much easier to pronounce.

 

[u] = “oo” sound as in boot              [i] = ‘ee’ sound as in see

[ai] = “i” as in “hi”                             [ui] = as in weed (or French “pfui”)

[“]  = “softens” preceding consonant. It helps to smile as you pronounce it.