Autumn Words in Russian

Posted on September 17th, 2012

Autumn fall vocabulary in RussianToday we’ll talk about one of the most beautiful and colorful times of the year – autumn. Don’t you just love to listen to the sound of fallen leaves rustling underfoot while taking a walk in the park? Crimson red and rusty gold colors inspire to reach for the camera and take pictures of this glorious beauty… Let’s take a closer look at a few basic words of Autumn in the Russian vocabulary.

First things first:

Осень [O-syen’] autumn, fall
Осенние месяцы [a-SYE-nee-ye MYE-sya-tsi] autumn months
Cентябрь [seen-TYA-br’] September
Oктябрь [ak-TYA-br’] October
Ноябрь [na-YA-br’] November

Autumn Weather

In autumn I can stay in without feeling guilty while it’s drizzling outside, and indulge in my favorite pleasures: reading the latest bestseller or watching an old movie, while enjoying a steaming cup of creamy soup. What do you like to do when it’s raining outside?

A few months ago I shared some interesting weather vocabulary with you – Weather Words in Russian. Today, we’ll specifically talk about autumn.

Here are a few words that will help you describe autumn weather in Russian:

Дождь [DOSHT’] rain
Капля дождя [KAP-lya dazh-DYA] rain drop
Ливень [LEE-vyen’] shower, downpour
Слякоть [SLYA-kat’] slush
Моросить [ma-ra-SEET’] drizzle
Зонтик [ZON-teek] umbrella
Тучa [TOO-cha] cloud

A few examples with the words above:
Сегодня опять идёт дождь.
На улице серость и слякоть.
Выходя из дома, не забудьте зонтик.

Лист [LEEST] leaf
Листопад [lees-ta-PAD] leaf fall
Опадать [a-pa-DAT’] fall
Кружиться [kroo-ZHEET’-sya] swirl, spin
Шуршать [shoor-SHAT] rustle

A few more examples:
Опадают листья с деревьев, медленно кружась в холодном воздухе.
Повеяло прохладой, начался листопад.
Шуршат под ногами опавшие разноцветные листья.

Птица [PTEE-tsa] bird
Улетать [oo-lee-TAT’] fly away

A quick example:
Птицы улетают на юг.

Ветер [VYE-tyer] wind
Дуть [DOOT’] blow
Прохлада [prah-LA-da] cool, coolness

A quick example:
Дует сильный ветер.

Autumn Adjectives

These are some of the adjectives that can help you describe Autumn weather in Russian:

Сильный [SEEL’-niy] strong
Прохладный [prah-LAD-niy] cool
Холодный [ha-LOD-niy] cold
Дождливый [dazhd-LEE-viy] rainy
Туманный [too-MA-niy] foggy
Грустный [GROOS-niy] sad, sorrowful
Унылый [oo-NI-liy] sad, melancholic, depressing

Autumn Colors

Autumn colors can be very bright or very dull, varying from bright crimson red and golden yellow to very sad grey. It depends on the weather and the surroundings. Here they are in Russian:

Багровый [bag-RO-viy] crimson
Жёлтый [ZHOL-tiy] yellow
Золотой [za-la-TOY] golden
Серый [SYE-riy] grey

Watch this video lesson to learn 15 colors in Russian– Colors in Russian.

Autumn Clothes

In addition to a summer wardrobe, you’ll need to remember to put on a few more things to keep you warm and comfortable during cool autumn months in Russia:

Плащ [PLASHCH] rain coat
Пальто [pal-TO] coat
Кофта [KOF-ta] cardigan
Свитер [SVEE-ter] sweater
Туфли [TOOF-lee] shoes
Сапоги [sa-pa-GEE] boots
Ботинки [ba-TEEN-kee] boots
Шарф [SHARF] scarf
Перчатки [peer-CHAT-kee] gloves

This is all for today. Let me know if I missed any words you’d like to learn. You can leave a comment below with your thoughts and suggestions.

What is your favorite time of the year? Do you like autumn? What are your favorite autumn dishes?

Happy Russian learning! :)


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