How to say I am thirsty in Russian: Ya hochu pit'

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Ya hochu pit’

Learning Russian for travel or study? Let’s try this term:

To say I am thirsty in Russian: Ya hochu pit'
Say it out loud: “Ya hah choo peet

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Some more helpful words in our Russian More Dining Basics category:

...some (of) – neskol'ko  (nye skahl kah)
...this/that – etot / tot  (eh taht / toht)
all done – vsyo sdelano  (fsyo sdye lah noh)
another – drugoy  (droo goy)
Bon appétit! – Priyatnogo appetita!  (Pree yat nah vah ah pye tee tah!)
can I have…? – mogy li ia…?  (mogy li iah…?)
can I see…? – mogy li ia posmotret?  (mogy li iah pas ma tret?)
can we have...? – mozhem li my…?  (mozhem li my…?)
can we see ...? – mozhem li my posmotret …?  (mojem li my pas ma tret ?)
Cheers! – Na zdorovye  (Nah zdah roh vye)
Eat! Eat! – Yesh'te ! Yesh'te !  (Ye shtee ! Ye shtee !)
I am hungry – Ya goloden/na  (Ya goh lah dyen/nah)
I am thirsty – Ya hochu pit'  (Ya hah choo peet)
I ate – Ya poyel/a  (Ya pah yel/a)
I would like… – Ya by hotel(a)…  (Ya by hah tyel(a)…)
we ate – My poyeli  (My pah ye lee)
we ate well! – My horosho poyeli!  (My hah rah shoh pah ye lee!)
we would like… – My by hoteli…  (My by hah tye lee…)

And here’s how to say I am thirsty in other languages!

Arabic–Ana 'Atshan  (ana hat shan)
Chinese–Wǒ Kě Le  (Wo Kuh Luh)
Croatian–Ja sam žedan  (ya sahm zhay dun)
Czech–mám žízeň  (mahm zyee zehn)
Finnish–Minulla on jano  (Mi null lah on ya noh)
French–J'ai soif  (zhay swahf)
German–Ich habe durst  (iHk ha bay durst)
Italian–ho sete  (ōh say tay)
Japanese–Nodo Ga Kawaki Mashita  (Noh Doh Gah Kah Wah Kee Mah Shee Tah)
Korean–Mokmallayo.  (Mok Mal La Yo.)
Polish–Jestem spragniony  (Ye'stem spraq neeo' ny)
Portuguese–Estou Com Sede  (ehs tow kohm se jee)
Russian–Ya hochu pit'  (Ya hah choo peet)
Spanish–tengo sed  (tango sehd)
Swahili–nahisi kiu  (nah hee see kee uh)
Thai–Hio Nam  (hee-ew nahm)
Turkish–i susadım  (ee soo sah dim)
Vietnamese–Tôi Khát  (Toy Khah)

How do you ask for a glass of water or drink from your host in Russian? Just say, "I am thirsty" (Ya hochu pit'). To select the drink you would like, learn their names in Russian by getting instant access to the Russian Language Set.

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