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Vocabulary Lists Top 10 Sentence Patterns for Beginners

Top 10 Sentence Patterns for Beginners

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Russian: Топ 10 речевые моделей для начинающих.
Romanization: Top desyat' rechevyh modeley dlya nachinayushchih.
English: Top 10 Sentence Patterns for Beginners
In this lesson, you will learn the Top 10 Russian Sentence Patterns for Beginners. Even though you may already know some Russian vocabulary, perhaps you’re finding it difficult to string together coherent sentences. This lesson will break down the key components of 10 basic Russian sentence patterns, while also giving you an example of each one. Take your Russian to the next level by formulating clear, well-organized Russian sentences!

P.S. Be sure to click on the links below to take relevant lessons to learn even more about each sentence pattern!
Где [А noun/subject]?
■ Target Pattern

- Entry: Где [А noun/subject]?
- Romanization: Gde [А noun/subject]?
- English: Where is [А noun/predicate]?

■ Example

- Entry: Где ванная комната?
- Romanization: Gde vannaya komnata?
- English: Where is the bathroom?
A subject B verb/predicate на балет.
■ Target Pattern

- Entry: A subject B verb/predicate на балет.
- Romanization: A subject B verb/predicate na balet.
- English: A subject B verb/predicate to the ballet.

■ Example

- Entry: Я иду на балет.
- Romanization: Ya idu na balet.
- English: I'm going to the ballet.
A subject B verb/predicate читать.
■ Target Pattern

- Entry: A subject B verb/predicate читать.
- Romanization: A subject B verb/predicate chitat'.
- English: A subject B verb/predicate reading.

■ Example

- Entry: Я люблю читать.
- Romanization: Ya lyublyu chitat'.
- English: I like reading.
А adverb B demonstrative pronoun стоит?
■ Target Pattern

- Entry: А adverb B demonstrative pronoun стоит?
- Romanization: А adverb B demonstrative pronoun stoit?
- English: How much is B

■ Example

- Entry: Сколько это стоит?
- Romanization: Skol'ko eto stoit?
- English: How much is this?
Меня зовут A subject.
■ Target Pattern

- Entry: Меня зовут A subject.
- Romanization: Menya zovut A subject.
- English: My name is A.

■ Example

- Entry: Меня зовут Анна.
- Romanization: Menya zovut Anna.
- English: My name is Anna.
А (WH-word) проийти на станцию?
■ Target Pattern

- Entry: А (WH-word) проийти на станцию?
- Romanization: А (WH-word) proiti na stantsiyu?
- English: A (WH-word) can I get to the station?

■ Example

- Entry: Как пройти на станцию?
- Romanization: Kak proiti na statsiyu?
- English: How can I get to the station?
А subject свободно B verb/predicate на двух языках.
■ Target Pattern

- Entry: А subject свободно B verb/predicate на двух языках.
- Romanization: А subject svobodno B verb/predicate na dvuh yazykah.
- English: A fluent in B two languages.

■ Example

- Entry: Я свободно говорю на двух языках.
- Romanization: Ya svobodno govoryu na dvuh yazykah.
- English: I speak two languages fluently.
A subject B verb/predicate путешествовать.
■ Target Pattern

- Entry: A subject B verb/predicate путешествовать.
- Romanization: A subject B verb/predicate puteshestvovat'.
- English: A subject B verb/predicate to travel.

■ Example

- Entry: Я еду путешествовать.
- Romanization: Ya edu puteshestvovat'.
- English: I'm going to travel.
Что A demonstrative pronoun значит?
■ Target Pattern

- Entry: Что A demonstrative pronoun значит?
- Romanization: Chto A demonstrative pronoun znachit?
- English: What does A mean?

■ Example

- Entry: Что это значит?
- Romanization: Chto eto znachit?
- English: What does this mean?
У меня А noun.
■ Target Pattern

- Entry: У меня А noun.
- Romanization: U menya A noun.
- English: I have a A.

■ Example

- Entry: У меня простуда.
- Romanization: U menya prostuda.
- English: I have a cold.
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Tuesday at 10:25 AM
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Can you make sample sentences using these patterns?

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Tuesday at 09:47 PM
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Здравствуйте robert groulx,


Спасибо for taking the time to leave us a comment. 😇

Let us know if you have any questions!


Всего наилучшего,

Левенте (Levente)

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robert groulx
Thursday at 10:30 PM
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thank you for the vocabulary list


favorite quote is Entry: Меня зовут Анна.


robert

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Wednesday at 09:19 PM
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Hello Lina Mz,


The correct sentence should be: я собираюсь читать мою новую книгу.


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Lina Mz
Sunday at 10:57 AM
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Hello

I want to try читвть :

I'm going to read my new book

я собираюсь читать моя новая книга

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Thursday at 05:30 PM
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Hello Ken Caviness,


Your sentences are correct.


"Я еду путешествовать." is correct.


Thank you for your suggestions, we will think about it.


Elena

Ken Caviness
Sunday at 07:03 PM
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A couple attempts at using the pattern "У меня ":


У меня кошка : I have a cat

У меня идея : I have an idea

У меня комментарий : I have a comment


And following almost the same pattern:


У меня болит голова: I have a headache.

Ken Caviness
Sunday at 04:19 PM
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I was excited by the idea of a list of the top 10 most used sentence patterns in Russian, but find it difficult to believe that some of these made the cut. In several cases, the example sentence is basically the only one that can be built following the pattern, so it isn't a useful pattern to practice.


For example:


A subject B verb/predicate на балет. Example: Я иду на балет.


(Only possible variation is to change who's going to the ballet. A more useful pattern would be to change the destination!)


А adverb B demonstrative pronoun стоит? Example: Сколько это стоит?

А (WH-word) проийти на станцию? Example: Как пройти на станцию?

Что A demonstrative pronoun значит? Entry: Что это значит?


(I can't think of any other example for any of these. They are useful sentences, but not productive patterns for forming other common sentences.)


A subject B verb/predicate путешествовать. Example: Я еду путешествовать.


(Is this even correct? "I go by transport to travel." Native speakers, please comment!)


RussianPod101 staff: Please consider redoing this post with patterns that can help us create many commonly used sentences. It's a great idea, I'd love to see it done.