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Cities and villages

by Natalia Kulikova

Posted on May 31, 2013 at 12:00 AM.

In this episode or Ruspod Shorts: is Russia a rural country or not? How do you say "a city" or "a village", and what is the Russian word for something that is not a proper town, but is definitely not a village either?

город [GOH-rud] — a city
пригород [PREE-guh-rud] — suburbs
деревня [dyeh-RYEH-vnyah] — a village
село [syeh-LOH] — a village
посёлок [pah-SYOH-luk] — a small town or a village

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