Language Resources

Recommended Online Russian Dictionaries

The following online dictionaries are recommended for Russian learners of all levels.

Oxford Language Dictionaries Online 

Oxford provides English-Russian and Russian-English language dictionaries with numerous example sentences showing, for instance, different verb forms in context. These dictionaries also include information about and translations of idiomatic phrases. Audio of native-speaker pronunciation is available both for individual words and sample sentences. Access is provided through Reed Library.


WordReference provides English-Russian and Russian-English dictionaries. The discussion forums are a popular feature of WordReference: they include discussions about usage, idiomatic expressions, etc. with many native-speaker participants. WordReference is also available as a free iOS or Android app.