Today we are going to speak about how to say 12 months of the year in Russian. We’ll look at the names of the months in Russian, as well as discuss 12 interesting Russian sayings and proverbs related to each month of the year.
Январь [yan-VAR’] January
Февраль [fye-VRAL’] February
Март [MART] March
Апрель [ap-RYEL’] April
Май [MAY] May
Июнь [ee-YOON’] June
Июль [ee-YOOL’] July
Август [AV-goost] August
Сентябрь [syen-TYABR’] September
Октябрь [ok-TYABR’] October
Ноябрь [no-YABR’] November
Декабрь [dee-KABR’] December
In our previous articles, we talked about Russian sayings and proverbs, as well as about the fact that they constitute a significant part of the Russian language, literature, and culture. Russian sayings and proverbs about months usually emphasize some characteristics of each month and explain in what way one month is different from another.
The expressions below is just a small part of the many famous sayings you may encounter while reading Russian literature.
[Yan-VAR’ GO-doo na-CHA-la zee-MYE sye-rye-DEE-na]
January is the beginning of the year and the middle of the winter.
[Feev-RAL’ syee-LYON me-TYEL’-yoo a MART ka-PYEL’-yoo]
February is strong with blizzards and March with thawing.
[MART s vo-DOY ap-RYEL’ s tra-VOY a MAY s tsve-TA-mee]
March comes with water, April with grass, and May with flowers.
[V me-SYA-ce ap-RYEL-YE dze-RZHY a-dye-ZHDU blyee-ZHE k TYE-LOO]
Keep your clothes close to your body in the month of April.
[Kak v MA-ye DOZHT’ tak ee BOO-det ROZH]
Rye crop depends on the rain in May.
[V ee-YOO-nye soln-ce vy-sa-KO s oo-TRA do vye-che-RA da-LYE-KO]
In June, the sun is high, from morning to evening far.
[V Ee-YOO-lye na dvo-RYE poo-STO a v po-LYE goos-TA]
In July, the yard is empty, and the field is dense.
[AV-goost BA-tyoosh-ka za-BO-tay ra-BO-tay moo-zhee-KA TYE-sheet]
Father-August keeps a man busy with jobs and things to take care of.
[V seen-tyab-REE LYE-ta kan-CHA-eet-sya O-syen’ na-chee-NA-yet-sya]
In September summer is over and autumn begins.
[V ak-tyab-RYE nee na ka-LYO-sah nee na sa-NYAH]
In October you can neither move on wheels, nor sledges.
[V na-yab-RYE zee-MA s O-seen’yoo BO-ryet-sya]
In November winter is fighting with autumn.
[Dee-KABR’ SNYEZH-niy ee ha-LOD-niy – BOO-deet ee GOT pla-da-ROD-niy]
If December is cold and snowy, the year will be rich with crops.
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