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Learn Russian Through Songs
LF Content Team | Updated on 02 February 2023
Learning Russian through song lyrics is a great way to learn Russian! Learning with music is fun, engaging, and includes a cultural aspect that is often missing from other language learning methods. So music and song lyrics are a great way to supplement your learning and stay motivated to keep learning Russian!
These 12 song recommendations are suitable for beginners and will get you started with learning Russian with music and song lyrics.
CONTENTS SUMMARY
1 Детство (Detstvo) (Childhood) - Rauf & Faik
2 ВДВОЁМ (VDVOYoM) (BOTH) - МАКСИМ ФАДЕЕВ (MAKSIM FADEEV)
3 Мой рай (Moi rai) (My Paradise) - JONY
4 Когда всё поймёшь (Kogda vsyo poimyosh) (When you understand everything) - JONY
5 Как любовь твою понять? (Kak lyubov tvoyu ponyat?) (How can you understand your love?) - JONY
6 Держи (Derzhi) (Hold on) - Дима Билан (Dima Bilan)
7 Love Your Voice - JONY
8 Комета (Kometa) (Comet) - JONY
9 Вечера (Vechera) (Evenings) - Rauf & Faik
10 Я ТЕБЯ НЕ ОТДАМ (YA TEBYA NE OTDAM) (I WON'T GIVE YOU UP) - Серебро (Serebro)
11 Если тебе будет грустно (Yesli tebe budet grustno) (If you will be sad) - Rauf & Faik
12 Я с тобой (Ya s toboi) (I'm with you) - Звери (Zveri)
Детство (Detstvo) (Childhood)
Rauf & Faik
Я всё решил наша речь не о любви
И отпустил ты пожалуйста живи
Просто убегай
И не вспоминай
I decided everything, our speech isn't about love
And I let you go please live
Simply run away
And don't remember
In the song "Detstvo" by Rauf & Faik, the narrator reflects on a past relationship, remembering the time when they were sixteen and had grown tired of kissing. The narrator expresses regret for having been so in love and wishes to forget the memories, repeating the lines "Never lie away" and "And I wanna hide" to emphasize the desire to move on.
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ВДВОЁМ (VDVOYoM) (BOTH)
МАКСИМ ФАДЕЕВ (MAKSIM FADEEV), НАРГИЗ (NARGIZ)
Мы можем стать с тобой сумасшедшими
И нас разместят с тобой в разных палатах
А может мы с тобой, как два гения
Как будто два нобель лауреата
We can become crazy with you
And they'll put us with you in different wards
Or maybe we're with you, like two geniuses
Like two Nobel laureates
The song describes the potential adventures and experiences that the singer and their partner could have together. They could become insane and be placed in different rooms, or like geniuses or Nobel Prize winners. They could also become oceans and be separated by continents, or become eternal drunks, or angels above the clouds. They could make an Oscar-winning movie, or get wet in the sea and be rescued by steamboats. The singer also mentions that they could experience everything in the world together and someday die together. They repeat the phrase "we together" multiple times throughout the song.
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Мой рай (Moi rai) (My Paradise)
JONY
Помни, что ты мой рай, мой рай
Ты осветила жизнь мою улыбкой
Порхай, ты порхай
Только я прошу, не стань моей ошибкой
Remember that you're my paradise, my paradise
You lit up my life with your smile
Flutter, you flutter
Only I ask, don't become my mistake
In the song "Moi rai" by JONY, the singer expresses his love for someone and his desire for them to stay in his life. He acknowledges the risks of love, but still wants to take the chance and enjoy the moment. He emphasizes that the person is his paradise and that they have brought light to his life with their smile. He pleads with them not to become his mistake.
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Когда всё поймёшь (Kogda vsyo poimyosh) (When you understand everything)
JONY
Мне говорили что ты не придёшь
Но им не верил
Я знаю, и ты меня ждёшь
Цветы горели
They told me that you won't come
But I didn't believe them
I know, you're waiting for me also
Flowers were burning
In the song "Kogda vsyo poimyosh" by JONY, the narrator expresses his hope that his love interest will eventually understand his feelings for her, despite the fact that others have told him she will not come. He reflects on the time they spent together, and how his hope for her return is like a day of a stork, as he reaches for the phone in anticipation. He also expresses his desire to take her away and fly together, but acknowledges that it may be too late when she finally understands.
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Как любовь твою понять? (Kak lyubov tvoyu ponyat?) (How can you understand your love?)
JONY, ANNA ASTI
Как любовь твою понять
Я стараюсь доверять
Но ты сжигаешь всё во мне
Я везде ищу твой взгляд
How to understand your love
I try to trust
But you burn everything in me
I look for your gaze everywhere
In JONY's song "Kak lyubov tvoyu ponyat?", the artist reflects on the complexity of love and how it can cause pain even when it is desired. He expresses his longing for a connection with someone, but acknowledges that it is difficult to understand their love and that it can be painful. He also recognizes that love can be fleeting, but still hopes to find it again.
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Держи (Derzhi) (Hold on)
Дима Билан (Dima Bilan)
Давай с тобой мы отдохнём
С тобой вдвоём, с тобой вдвоём
Мы этот мир перевернём
С тобой вдвоём
Let's rest with you
With you together, with you together
We'll turn this world
With you together
In the song "Derzhi" by Dima Bilan, the singer encourages the listener to take a break from the world with him and to not worry about what other people think. He encourages the listener to take his hand and tell him what they want, as he will make sure they get it. The chorus repeats the phrase "Derzhi, Derzhi, Rukhu Moyu Derzhi" which translates to "Hold, Hold, Hold My Hand".
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Love Your Voice
JONY
Без тебя мне холодно
Иду к тебе без повода
Коснись меня нечаянно
Расскажи мне что отличает нас
I'm cold without you
I'm going to you without reason
Touch me unintentionally
Tell me what makes us different
In JONY's song Love Your Voice, the artist expresses his love for his partner and the comfort and security he feels when he hears her voice. He describes the feeling of being in love as a storm outside that cannot enter their home, and his partner's voice as the thing that will save him.
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Комета (Kometa) (Comet)
JONY
Всё без тебя не так
Лечу к тебе я словно комета
И даже под дулом пистолета
Я найду тебя, я найду тебя
Everything without you is wrong
I fly to you like a comet
And even at gunpoint
I'll find you, I'll find you
In JONY's song "Kometa", the singer expresses his longing for a lost love and his determination to find them again, even if it means facing danger. He compares himself to a comet, flying through a stormy sky and a raging blizzard, and promises that he will find his beloved no matter what.
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Вечера (Vechera) (Evenings)
Rauf & Faik
Я помню те вечера
Мы жили в хрущевке вдвоём
Тебе надоели мои слова
Моя жизнь мне теперь нипочём
I remember those evenings
We lived in a studio together
You're tired of my words
My life is now to me nothing
Rauf & Faik's song "Vechera" is a nostalgic reflection on a past relationship. The lyrics describe a couple living in a cramped apartment, where the electricity has been shut off and everyone has forgotten about them. The singer remembers the evenings they spent together, but now his life is meaningless without her. He lights the last candles, and their love fades away.
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Я ТЕБЯ НЕ ОТДАМ (YA TEBYA NE OTDAM) (I WON'T GIVE YOU UP)
Серебро (Serebro)
Наши тени скрывались под лампой
Чтобы эту любовь не увидел никто
Я попробую в такт на пуантах
Сердце плачет со мной, это скроет пальто
Our shadows hid under the lamp
So that nobody would see this love
I'll try the beat on pointe shoes
My heart is crying with me, this coat will hide it
"YA TEBYA NE OTDAM" by Серебро is a song about the strength of love and commitment. The lyrics describe a couple who are trying to keep their love hidden from the world, and the singer expresses her determination to never give up on the relationship, no matter what. The chorus repeats the phrase "YA TEBYA NE OTDAM" ("I will never give you up") to emphasize the singer's unwavering devotion.
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Если тебе будет грустно (Yesli tebe budet grustno) (If you will be sad)
Rauf & Faik, NILETTO
Вот, мы встречались с тобою полгода
И бывала в душе непогода
Но мы встретим тот ясный день
Я так счастлив, я снова влюбился
So, we dated for half a year
And there was bad weather in my soul
But we'll meet that clear day
I'm so happy, I fell in love again
Rauf & Faik's song Если тебе будет грустно (Yesli tebe budet grustno: If you will be sad) is a song about the singer's previous relationship. The lyrics tell the story of how they were together for a year and a half, and how they have experienced both good and bad times. The singer expresses that he loved his partner, even if it ended badly. He encourages her to come to the place where they used to watch the sunset together if she ever feels lonely or sad. He promises that all her wishes will come true if she comes to him, and that he will always be there for her, no matter who comes after.
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Я с тобой (Ya s toboi) (I'm with you)
Звери (Zveri)
Мир такой красивый и такой замечательный
Я сижу напротив, как же ты привлекательна
Ты в моих глазах и мир тихонько сужается
Утро, солнце, кофе и сейчас всё решается
The world is so beautiful and so wonderful
I'm sitting opposite to you, how attractive you are
You're in my eyes and the world is slowly narrowing
Morning, sun, coffee and now everything is decided
"Я с тобой" (Ya s toboi | I am with you) by Звери (Zveri) tells the story of the moment when two people meet who are attracted to each other. The singer asks the girl to say "yes", and then everything around them won't be important anymore. He expresses that everything is only for her. If she says "yes", he will be happy.
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