Languages › Russian What Is the Russian Word for Yes? 10 ways to express agreement in Russian Share Flipboard Email Print CSA Images / Getty Images Languages English as a Second Language Spanish French German Italian Japanese Mandarin Russian By Maia Nikitina Russian Language Expert M.F.A., Creative Writing, Manchester Metropolitan University Diploma in Translation (IoLet Level 7, Russian), Chartered Institute of Linguists Maia Nikitina is a writer and Russian language translator. She holds a Diploma in Translation (IoLet Level 7) from the Chartered Institute of Linguists. our editorial process Twitter Twitter Maia Nikitina Updated December 28, 2018 The most common way to say yes in Russian is Да ("dah"). It is very flexible and can be used in a wide variety of situations, just like the English yes. However, there are many other ways to say yes in Russian. Use this list to expand your Russian vocabulary and improve your speaking skills. 01 of 10 Конечно Pronunciation: kaNYESHna Meaning: of course, sure, certainly Конечно is a popular way to express agreement in Russian and can be used with or without Да. When used with Да, as in Да, конечно, this expression means complete agreement. Конечно can be used in any setting, formal or informal. Example: Ты пойдешь на концерт?: Are you going to the concert?Да, конечно: Yes, of course. 02 of 10 Хорошо Pronunciation: haraSHO Meaning: fine, good, right, okay Another expression that is suitable for any type of situation, be it formal or informal, Хорошо is used when the speaker agrees with a request or with what is being said. Use it with or without Да. Example: Не забудь купить хлеба: Don’t forget to buy some bread.Хорошо: Fine. 03 of 10 Окей Pronunciation: oh-kay Meaning: expression of agreement ("okay") Borrowed from the English, the Russian Окей is used in exactly the same context as its English equivalent. It is suitable for informal settings. Example: Пойдем в кино сегодня вечером: Let’s go to the cinema tonight.Окей: Okay. 04 of 10 Ага Pronunciation: aGA, aHA Meaning: yeah, uh-huh This common, informal word is often substituted for "yes" in conversations with friends and family. Example: Ты готов?: Are you ready?Ага: Uh-huh. Ага can also be used in an ironic way, as can be seen in the following example: Ты помыла посуду?: Have you washed the dishes?Ага, сейчас, разбежалась: Oh yeah, sure, it’s on my to do list. 05 of 10 Согласен / согласна Pronunciation: saGLAsyen / saGLASna Meaning: agreed, I agree This expression is to indicate agreement. It is most commonly used to demonstrate agreement with what someone is saying without interrupting them. Example: Я считаю, что нам не помешало бы отдохнуть: I think that it wouldn’t hurt us to get some rest.Согласен: I agree.Как насчет того, чтобы съездить на море?: How about a seaside trip? 06 of 10 Естественно Pronunciation: yesTYEStvena Meaning: obviously, of course Естественно is used in response to something that is obviously correct. This expression can be used either sincerely or ironically. Example: Ты ведь любишь пиццу?: You like pizza, don’t you?Естественно: Of course. 07 of 10 Верно Pronunciation: VYERna Meaning: correct, right, true Верно is an expression of strong agreement. It is used to indicate that the speaker agrees with a statement, especially in an informal conversation among friends. Example: По-моему, Алёна на нас обиделась: I think that Alyona might be upset with us.Верно, я её давно у нас не видел: True, I haven’t seen her around here for ages. 08 of 10 Правда Pronunciation: PRAVda Meaning: true, correct, that’s right Правда is similar in meaning to Верно, and is used the same way. It is suitable for both formal and informal situations, although it is more commonly used in informal settings. It can also be used repeatedly, as in Правда- правда, to emphasize that a statement is true. Example: Вы были на работе с 9 до 5?: Were you at work from 9 to 5?Правда, был: That’s correct, I was at work. 09 of 10 Безусловно Pronunciation: byezuSLOVna Meaning: without a doubt This word is one of the most emphatic ways to say yes in Russian. Meaning "without a doubt," Безусловно is used in both formal and informal speech, although it has a slightly more formal sound. Example: Она, безусловно, права: Without a doubt, she is right. 10 of 10 Несомненно Pronunciation: nyesamNYEnna Meaning: doubtless, without a doubt Similar to Безусловно, this expression indicates that the speaker does not have any doubt in their statement. It is designed for formal and semi-formal speech. Example: Несомненно, у ребенка способности к музыке: Without a doubt, this child has a talent for music.