Thursday, September 8, 2011

Word of the Day + Russian song

How to say that you like something in Russian? One of ways is to use нравится. Here is how you do it:

Мне нравится... - I like...
Мне не нравится... - I don't like...

You can use verbs after this word:
Кате нравится слушать музыку. - Kate likes listening to music.
Мише не нравится пить молоко. - Misha doesn't like to drink milk.

Or, you can use nouns and adjectives:
Мне нравятся кактусы, а тебе розы. - I like cactuses, and you like roses.
Владимиру не нравятся кошки. - Vladimir doesn't like cats.
Её брату нравятся красные машины. - Her brother likes red cars.

And if you want to go all fancy, you can make a complex sentence, like this one:
Мне нравится, когда идёт дождь. - I like when it rains.

I was lucky enough to find a song in Russian with «мне нравится». The lyrics were written long ago by famous Russian poetess Marina Tsvetaeva and used later for this movie's song:

You can read the poem here.


  1. Thank you,Ekaterina-san:)Today's post is easier for me to read and understand.
    You know,my daughter and I have known this song. A few years ago we learned it on the radio Russian lesson in Japan. I guess many other learners remember it and nod now ;)
    Нам нравятся эта песня и Марина Цветаева.Спасибо.

  2. Пожалуйста! :) I'm surprised that you know this song! Do you sing it sometimes? ^_^

  3. Of course, мне нравится~♪


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