How To Talk About Tech And The Internet In Russian

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August 24, 2020
How To Talk About Tech And The Internet In Russian

By one recent estimate, more than half of the content on the internet is in English. There are several historical reasons for that — English’s dominance in science and industry gave it a huge head start — but there’s still the other 46 percent of the internet that exists in other languages. In fact, Russian is the second most-used language on the internet. And if you have any interest in exploring this content, it’ll be useful to learn some of the vocabulary for tech and the internet in Russian.

To get you started, we compiled some of the most basic vocabulary you’ll need to explore the internet in Russian. Just enough so that if you change your computer’s settings to Russian, you won’t get too lost if you ever need to change them back. And if you want to hear how these words and phrases are pronounced by a native speaker, just hit the play button next to each term.

Talking About Tech And The Internet In Russian

Russian Technology Vocabulary

hardware — аппаратное обеспечение

computer — компьютер

laptop — ноутбук

cable — кабель

to charge — заряжать (imperf.), зарядить (perf.)

keyboard — клавиатура

mouse — мышка

printer — принтер

compatible — совместимый

wireless — беспроводной

software — программное обеспечение

to install — устанавливать (imperf.), установить (perf.)

click — щелчок

menu — меню

folder — папка

file — файл

to save — сохранять (imperf.), сохранить (perf.)

bug — баг

offline — офлайн

to drag — перетаскивать (imperf.), перетащить (perf.)

Russian Internet Vocabulary

internet — интернет

browser — браузер

link — ссылка

to load — загружать (imperf.), загрузить (perf.)

blog — блог

virus — вирус

pop-up — всплывающее окно

online — онлайн

to download — скачивать (imperf.), скачать (perf.)

to search — искать (imperf.)

email — электронная почта

chat — чат

message — сообщение

draft — черновик

emoticon — эмотикон

email address — адрес электронной почты

to write — писать (imperf.), написать (perf.)

to open — открывать (imperf.), открыть (perf.)

attachment — прикреплённый файл

to send — отправлять (imperf.), отправить (perf.)

social media — социальные медиа

to sign up — регистрироваться (imperf.), зарегистрироваться (perf.)

to log in — входить (imperf.), войти (perf.)

member — член

password — пароль

popular — популярный

forum — форум

community — сообщество

network — сеть

to follow/subscribe — подписываться (imperf.), подписаться (perf.)

Russian Tech And Internet Phrases

I surf the internet. — Я сижу в Интернете.

I’ll send it to you, what’s your email address? — Я тебе это пошлю, какой твой адрес электронной почты?

You can download the program. — Ты можешь скачать программу.

All of my files are gone. — Все мои файлы исчезли.

I spend my time in front of the computer. — Я провожу время за компьютером.

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Thomas Moore Devlin
Thomas grew up in suburban Massachusetts, and moved to New York City for college. He studied English literature and linguistics at New York University, but spent most of his time in college working for the student paper. Because of this, he has really hard opinions about AP Style. In his spare time, he enjoys reading and getting angry about things on Twitter. He's spent a lot of time trying to learn Spanish, and has learned a little German.
Thomas grew up in suburban Massachusetts, and moved to New York City for college. He studied English literature and linguistics at New York University, but spent most of his time in college working for the student paper. Because of this, he has really hard opinions about AP Style. In his spare time, he enjoys reading and getting angry about things on Twitter. He's spent a lot of time trying to learn Spanish, and has learned a little German.

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