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10 Awesome Phrases to Encourage and Cheer up someone in Russian

Updated: Oct 12, 2021

Free Russian video lesson - Learn how to encourage, cheer up and praise someone in Russian.

How to encourage and cheer up in Russian - Russian phrases

What are the most motivational Russian phrases? How to encourage someone in Russian? I guess every Russian language learner need to learn these phrases as soon as possible in order to be able to cheer up oneself and friends in Russian.

In this free Russian video lesson, you will learn:

  1. How to encourage people in Russian.

  2. Great Russian phrases to cheer up someone.

  3. Useful words to praise someone in Russian.

  4. How to wish good luck in Russian.

  5. Some interesting Russian cultural insights and Russian superstions.

These Russian phrases are useful when you want to motivate someone to do something in Russian. This is a free Russian lesson for Elementary students. I recommend you to watch a video first and then you can read a short summary below. You will be able to take a test "How to encourage and cheer up someone in Russian?" in the end.

Free Russian lesson "How to encourage and cheer up someone in Russian"

Short summary of a video lesson "How to encourage someone in Russian".

Here are the main phrases to encourage and cheer up in Russian:

Motivational phrase in Russian - everything will be alright in Russian

1. Всё будет хорошо (Fsyo búdet harashó)

Everything be be alright

"Всё будет хорошо" is an impersonal, nice and common way to cheer up a person or a group of people in Russian. It can be used in different situations, when somebody is in trouble, in doubts, is afraid of something that might happen. It is both formal and informal. This phrase is used to assure a person or people that they should not worry about something.

2. Ты сможешь! (ty smózhesh) You can do it!

"Ты сможешь"implies that a person is capable of doing something physically and mentally. It is an informal future form of the verb МОЧЬ (can, be able to).

Ex.: Ты сможешь выучить русский язык

You will (be able to) learn Russian language.

You will do great in Russian - motivate in Russian

3. У тебя всё получится (U tibyá fsyo palúchitsya) - You will do great

У тебя всё получится or У тебя получится

Formal / Plural form is "У вас всё получится" (u vas fsyo paluchitsya)

Hang tight in Russian - encourage in Russian

4. Держись (dirzhis') -Hang tight

"Держись"is a way to encourage someone

to be strong and fight for smth (illness, competition, trouble).

Formal / Plural form - Держитесь (dirzhites')

Keep it up in Russian - encourage in Russian

5. Так держать (tak dirzhát') - Keep it up

It is an impersonal way to praise somebody

for what they are doing and to wish to

continue the same way and not to give up.

"Держать" means to hold. This expression comes from sailors (an order to the helmsman to keep the ship on course)

6. Other versions:

Продолжай в том же духе (pradalzhái f tom zhe dúhe) - Keep it going (informal)

Продолжайте в том же духе (pradalzháite f tom zhe dúhe) - Keep it going (plural / formal)

Don't give up in Russian - cheer up in Russian

7. Не сдавайся (ne zdaváisya) Don't give up

It is a way to boost someone's morale when

you see that a person wants to give up

Infinitive form - сдаваться (to give up)

Ex.: Нельзя сдаваться (impersonal)

Formal / Plural form

Не сдава́йтесь (ne zdavaites')

Don't despair in Russian - encouraging phrase in Russian

8. Не отчаивайся (ne atchaivaisya) Don't despair. Infinitive form - отчаиваться (to be in despair). Ex.: Нельзя отчаиваться (impersonal).

Formal / Plural form - Не отчаивайтесь (ne atcháivaites').

Keep your chin up in Russian - encourage in Russian

9. Не вешай нос (ne véshai nos)

Keep your chin up

This expression comes from the world of music.

Formal / Plural form -

Не вешайте нос (ne véshaite nos)

Encouraging phrases in Russian - motivation

10. Не падай духом (ne pádai duham)

Don't lose your courage (spirit)

Direct translation: don't fall by the spirit

Formal / Plural form

Не падайТЕ духом (ne padaite duham)

Summary of phrases to praise someone in Russian you can find in another blog post - "How to praise someone in Russian".

Summary of phrases to wish someone good luck in Russian you can find in another blog post - "How to wish someone good luck in Russian".

Summary of phrases to wish something nice in Russian are available in another blog post - "Good wishes in Russian".

You can find the audio files with pronunciation of these Russian phrases in my free guide 'Essential Russian Words and Expressions to Understand Spoken Russian'.

This guide also contains audio files so that you can listen to these phrases on the go: while driving, walking, doing sport or brushing your teeth. Make sure that you repeat these phrases yourself and try to imitate my accent.

It's also very important to know how to pronounce Russian words correctly as not every Russian letter is pronounced the same way as it's written. There are certain Russian pronunciation rules that are really easy to learn.

Great! You have learned these motivational Russian phrases and you are ready to take a test "How to encourage and cheer up someone in Russian".


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