How to say I am vegetarian in Russian: Ya vegetarianets / vegetarianka


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How to say I am vegetarian in Russian: Ya vegetarianets / vegetarianka

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To say I am vegetarian in Russian: Ya vegetarianets / vegetarianka
Say it out loud: “Ya vye gye tah ree ah nyets / vye gye tah ree hn ka

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Some more helpful words in our Russian Diet Considerations category:

bread – hleb  (hlyep)
celiac – tseliakiya  (tseh lee ah kee ya)
cheese – syr  (syr)
dairy – molochnye produkti  (mah loh chny ye prah doo kty)
eggs – yayca  (yay tsah)
gluten-free – bez glyutina  (byes glyu tee nah)
I am vegan – Ya strogiy vegetarianets / strogaya vegetariaka  (Ya stroh geey vye gye tah ree ah nyets / stroh gye vye gye tah ree hn ka)
I am vegetarian – Ya vegetarianets / vegetarianka  (Ya vye gye tah ree ah nyets / vye gye tah ree hn ka)
I don't eat… – Ya ne yem…  (Ya nye yem...)
kosher – koshernaya pishcha  (kah sheh rnah ya pee shchah)
meat – myaso  (mya soh)
milk – moloko  (mah lah koh)
nuts – orehi  (ah rye hee)
organic – oranicheskaia eda  (ahr gah nee che skah ay da)
sugar – sahar  (sah hahr)
wheat – pshenitsa  (psheh nee tsah)

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

Arabic–Ana Nabati  (ana na ba ti)
Chinese–Wǒ Chīsù  (Wo Chr Soo)
Croatian–ne jedem meso  (nay yay dem meh so)
Czech–Jsem vegetarián  (sem veg eh tar ee ahn)
Finnish–olen kasvissyöjä  (oh len kahs viss suo yah)
French–je suis végétarien  (jhuh soo vee jhuh tear ee in)
German–ich bin vegetarier  (iHk bin veh geht ah ree ah)
Italian–sono vegetariano/a  (veh juh tear ee ah no)
Japanese–Watashi Ha Bejitarian Desu  (Wah Tah Shee Wah Beh Jee Tah Rian Dess)
Korean–Jeoneun Chaesikjuuijaipnida.  (Juh Neun Chae Shik Joo Ee Ja Im Ni Da.)
Polish–Jestem wegetarianinem  (Yeah stem veh ghe ta rya nee' nem)
Portuguese–Eu Sou Vegetariano/a  (e-oo sow ve geh tar ee-ah noo/ah)
Russian–Ya vegetarianets / vegetarianka  (Ya vye gye tah ree ah nyets / vye gye tah ree hn ka)
Spanish–soy vegetariano  (soy vej eh tair ee ahn oh)
Swahili–sili nyama  (mm lah mm boh gah)
Thai–Pen Je  (ben jay)
Turkish–ben vejeteryanım  (ben vej eh tare ee ahn um)
Vietnamese–Tôi Ăn Chay  (Toy An Chai)

Being in a foreign culture does not mean that you have to forego your rules and preferences as far as eating is concerned. You can say "I am vegetarian" (Ya vegetarianets / vegetarianka) in Russian with confidence, knowing that your dietary preferences will be respected. Get instant access to the Russian Language Set and enjoy your dining experience!


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