Russian Slang and Idioms. Lesson 15.

Don’t you love staring at the clear starry sky and watching a falling star passing by somewhere many light years away? It’s amazing how much there is to our world and our Universe that we don’t know and possibly never will. In today’s lesson you will learn solar system and space words in Russian.

Солнечная система [SOL-neech-na-ya sees-TYE-ma] solar system
Планета [pla-NYE-ta] planet
Солнце [SON-tse] the Sun
Меркурий [meer-KOO-reey] Mercury
Венера [vee-NYE-ra]
Земля [zeem-LYA] Earth
Марс [MARS] Mars

planet Earth
Юпитер [yoo-PEE-tyer] Jupiter
Сатурн [sa-TOORN] Saturn
Уран [oo-RAN] Uranus
Нептун [neep-TOON] Neptune

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A few more space words in Russian:
Луна [loo-NA] moon
Звезда [zveez-DA] star
Космос [KOS-mas] cosmos, space
Вселенная [fsee-LYE-na-ya] Universe

Universe in Russian
Комета [ka-MYE-ta] cometcos
Астероид [as-te-RO-eet] asteroid
Метеорит [mee-tee-a-REET] meteorite
Орбита [ar-BEE-ta] orbit
Телескоп [tye-lye-SKOP] telescope
Астронавт [as-tro-NAFT] astronaut
Космический корабль [kas-MEE-chyes-keey ka-RABL’] spacecraft
Созвездие [saz-VYEZ-dee-ye] constellation
Галактика [ga-LA-ktee-ka] galaxy
Млечный Путь [MLYECH-niy POOT’] Milky Way

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