Categories: "Music" or "Musical instruments"

Колокол

February 26th, 2014 — posted by Natasha
The Russian word 'колокол' means 'bell'. It is a noun that is first syllable stressed in the singular. In the plural form of the word the grammatical ending is stressed: SgPl Nomкoлоколколокола Accколоколколокола Genколоколаколоколов… more »

Пластинка

December 15th, 2009 — posted by Timur
Пластинка is a slang term for a грампластинка (gramophone record) and can be translated as record. Another popular slang term that is still around in both English and Russian is винил, which simply means vinyl. Records were always a big deal in almost… more »

Волынка

April 16th, 2009 — posted by Don
I have never had a conversation in Russia about Scottish music, so I have never actually heard a Russian use the Russian word for bagpipe, which is волынка. Imagine my surprise when I came across a Russian website dedicated to bagpipes. The only thing… more »

Попса

April 8th, 2009 — posted by Don
Попса is a slangy and somewhat deprecatory Russian word for pop music. Sample sentences: В принципе я люблю классическую музыку, но, правду сказать, я только слушаю попсу. In theory I like classical music, but to tell the truth I only listen to pop.… more »

Оркестр

November 19th, 2008 — posted by Olga
The Russian word for orchestra is оркестр. Listening to a live orchestra is a very relaxing and enjoyable activity that many people take part in. It is important to have a good balance of different instruments within the orchestra to obtain the best… more »