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Description of a House in Russian

Description of a House in Russian

Today, in this article, we are going to talk about such an important topic as the description of your house in Russian.  From time to time our foreign students ask us about this topic. So, let’s begin!

Basic word used for describing houses or apartments:

  • Дом – [DOM] – house
  • Квартира – [kvar-TEE-ra] – apartment, flat

Names of the rooms:

Description of a House in Russian

  • Прихожая – [pree-HO-zha-ya] – hallway, lobby
  • Коридор – [ka-ree-DOR] – hallway, corridor
  • Комната – [KOM-na-ta] – room
  • Зал – [ZAL] – hall
  • Гостинная – [gas-TEE-na-ya] – living room
  • Спальня – [SPAL’-nya] – bedroom
  • Гостевая комната – [gas-tee-VA-ya KOM-na-ta] – guest room
  • Комната для гостей – [KOM-na-ta dlya gas-TYEY] – guest room
  • Кухня – [KOOH-nya] – kitchen
  • Ванная комната – [VA-na-ya KOM-na-ta] – bathroom
  • Ванная – [VA-na-ya] – bathroom
  • Туалет – [too-a-LYET] – toilet, restroom, lavatory, wc

Other places in the house:

  • Чердак – [cheer-DAK] – attic, loft
  • Подвал – [pad-VAL] – basement, cellar
  • Погреб – [POG-ryep] – basement

Basic words for describing things outside the house:

  • Балкон – [bal-KON] – balcony
  • Терраса – [tee-RA-sa] – terrace
  • Веранда – [vee-RAN-da] – porch, terrace
  • Крыльцо – [kril’-TSO] – porch
  • Сад – [SAT] – garden
  • Огород – [a-ga-ROT] – garden, kitchen-garden
  • Забор – [za-BOR] – fence

Description of a House in Russian

Names of the objects which will help you describe a house in Russian:

Almost every house or apartment have these objects.

  • Окно – [ak-NO] – window
  • Входная дверь – [vhad-NA-ya DVYER’] – main entrance door, front door
  • Дверь – [DVER’] – door
  • Пол – [POL] – floor
  • Ковёр – [ka-VYOR] – carpet
  • Лестница – [LYES-nee-tsa] – stairs
  • Стена – [stee-NA] or стенка [STYEN-ka] – wall
  • Потолок – [pa-ta-LOK] – ceiling
  • Крыша – [KRI-sha] – roof
  • Антенна – [an-TE-na] – antenna
  • Труба – [troo-BA] – chimney

These were basic words which you should know to describe your house. Which word would you like to discuss next time?  You are welcome to leave your comments below.

Description of a House in Russian

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