Increase your Russian vocabulary the smart way by learning the words that you will really need. The list of 1000 most frequent Russian words teaches you the words that are used in the majority of situations.

★★★★★ - Brilliant!
★★★★★ - Incredibly useful
★★★★★ - Simple, clear, and addictive

According to statistical analysis of contemporary Russian texts, the various forms of the top thousand Russian words are used in nearly 65% of situations. Learning these words early in your study will have a significant impact on your mastery of the Russian language. You will encounter them everywhere you go in Russia - in everyday conversations, newspapers, books, magazines, on the radio and TV.

We have included the stress marks and pronunciation of words by native Russian speakers to help you pronounce the words correctly. The materials have been verified by native Russian speakers, so you can be sure that you get the correct pronunciation and translations right from the start.


✰ Developed by experts in teaching Russian as a foreign language
✰ Approved by native Russian speakers
✰ Quality materials you can rely on


• Pronunciation by native Russian speakers
• High-quality audio recordings
• Accent marks in Russian words (а́ о́ е́ я́, etc.)
• English translations are provided
• Easy-to-read phonetic transcription
• Search for words in Russian and English
• No Internet connection required
• Ad-free


• Learn the most essential Russian words
• Hear how native speakers pronounce the words
• Study many different meanings of the words
• Take advantage of easy phonetic transcription
• Faster learning curve


Incredibly useful ★★★★★

"I found thus app to be a great way of speeding up my learning of the 1000 most common words in Russian. And that's the best bit - that you know you're investing your time in words that are used the most frequently. It's simple, clear, and addictive. Allows you to store favorites so you can create your own personalized vocab list for that day or week. Thanks. Great app." - by Bill

Brilliant! - ★★★★★

"So I started learning Russian not long ago. This app helps me a great deal in doing so. It lists the most commonly used words and gives a translation and pronunciation of these. It lets you put together a list of favorite words also, which I use to learn a couple of words at a time. I strongly recommend checking this one out!" - by shiggityshaggs

Awesome! - ★★★★★

"This app is awesome, very helpful. I'm trying to learn Russian and this is the best app so far, and the only help anywhere." - by Thexant

Great learning app - ★★★★★

"Excellent content and recordings. It really helps me to learn Russian. I love the accent marks in Russian words. Pronunciation is clear and easy to understand. Great work all around!" - by Eric K Crawford


• Save Russian words to Favorites for review
• Display a random word from the list
• Bonus lessons on alphabet and grammar
• Easy navigation with 25-word blocks
• Replay audio as many times as you want
• Accent marks can be disabled in settings
• User manual documents all the app features

Do you want to know which words are ranked #1 and #1000? Find out inside, plus much more, including pronunciation, translations and audio recordings.

word #102 - друг (friend)
word #167 - хорошо́ (good)
word #279 - любо́вь (love)
word #609 - Интерне́т (Internet)

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What’s New

Version 1.2

- New Russian-Spanish translations for all 1000 words.
- Improved English translations and transcription.

Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
125 Ratings

125 Ratings

russguy04 ,

Great but please update!

Great app! I enjoy this app but I have a few suggestions. One is to consider and update for the larger screens of the iPhone 6 and 6+. The larger screens would look fantastic if it took advantage of the extra space! Animation of changing from one flash card to another is a little awkward looking maybe consider a smoother transition? Last suggestion is to add what part of speech a particular word is. Ex. Noun, verb, adjective,and so on. Other good app keep up the great work!

germanjue ,

Good concept, poor execution

This app could be great, but is missing a lot of functionality. No flashcards, the sound volume is very low, only 100 favorites, and I've had to reinstall twice in one due to the app freezing. Also, the word numbering isn't the same as on the website, so you can't look up the work in a sentence on their website. This list is really useful and what it does is great, but the app is extremely buggy.

Fwagmo ,

Needs update!!!

Please please please update this app so it will work with my phone. I was using it and it was my favorite app for learning Russian, but now it won’t work because the developer of the app has not updated it. That is criminal. Please get this done so I can continue to work with and love this appointment.


Alexey Ivanov
15.7 MB

Requires iOS 3.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.


English, Russian, Spanish

Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2012 Alexey Ivanov


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