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Halloween Words and Phrases in Russian

Halloween

Time flies! It’s October very soon – the time for Halloween! It’s time of cinnamon and pumpkin smell, and orange or black funny and scary decorations. Halloween is a modern mystical holiday celebrated in many countries around the world on the eve of the Western Christian feast of All Hallows’ Day. Let’s learn some Halloween words and phrases in Russian so to be ready for the holiday, because the tradition of Halloween celebration is very popular in Russia, too.

Хэллоуин [he-lo-OOEEN] Halloween
Паук [pa-OOK] spider
Паутина [pa-oo-TEE-na] spider web
Метла [meet-LA] broom
Баба Яга [BA-ba yee-GA] Baba Yaga (the character you will often meet in Russian fairy tales)
Ведьма [VYED’-ma] witch
Привидение [pree-vee-DYE-nee-ye] ghost
Дом населённый призраками [DOM na-see-LYOO-niy PREEZ-ra-ka-mee] haunted house
Призрак [PREEZ-rak] ghost, spook
Летучая мышь [lee-TOO-cha-ya MISH] bat
Оборотень [O-ba-ra-tyen’] werewolf
Ворон [VO-ran] raven
Страшный клоун [STRASH-niy KLO-oon] scary clown
Вампир [vam-PEER] vampire
Колдун [kal-DOON] warlock
Демон [DYE-man] demon
Чёрт [CHORT] devil
Скелет [skee-LYET] skeleton

Halloween

Тыква [TIK-va] pumpkin
Фонарь из тыквы [fa-NAR’ ees TIK-vi] lamp, lantern
Светильник из тыквы [svee-TEEL’-neek ees TIK-vi] lamp, lantern

Украшения [ook-ra-SHYE-nee-ya] decorations
Костюм [kas-TYOOM] costume
Одевать костюм [a-dee-VAT’ kas-TYOOM] to put on a costume, wear a costume
Наряжаться [na-rya-ZHA-tsa] dress up
Вечеринка [vee-chee-REEN-ka] party
Конфета [kan-FYE-ta] candy, sweet

Ребёнок [ree-BYO-nak] child
Дети [DYE-tee] children

Halloween

Страшный [STRASH-niy] scary
Страшно [STRASH-na] scary
Тёмный [TYOM-niy] dark
Ужасный [oo-ZHAS-niy] horrible, terrible
Злой [ZLOY] angry
Сердитый [seer-DEE-tiy] upset, angry

Пугать [poo-GAT’] scare
Бояться [ba-YA-tsa] be afraid, be scared
Разделывать тыкву [raz-DYE-li-vat’ TI-kvoo] carve pumpkin
Украсить двор, дом [ook-RA-seet’ DVOR, DOM] decorate yard, house (home)

Enjoy the Halloween celebration!

Halloween

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