Learn 30+ Russian Compliments, Phrases for Women & Men

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In Russia, there is a proverb: “Девушки любят ушами.” It means “a woman falls in love through her ears.” 

There’s another proverb too: “До́брое сло́во и ко́шке прия́тно.” It means “even a cat appreciates nice words.”

Unfortunately, you won’t learn compliments for cats. But, you will learn 30+ Russian compliments for women and men. If you want cats, just leave a comment.

Let’s start!

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Russian Compliments for Women

1. You are beautiful in Russian

  • Вы прекрасны!
  • Pronunciation: Vi prekrasni

This is the simplest and most common Russian compliment for women. These two words are easy to remember. “Вы прекрасны!” means You are beautiful in Russian.

It can also pass for “You are wonderful.”

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There’s one more, simpler variation of this compliment.

2. You’re pretty/beautiful

  • Tы красивая
  • Pronunciation: Ti krasivaya

This is another common way of saying You Are Beautiful in Russian. Again, just two words. But, this is more on the casual side because of the word you (Tы).

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In this article, you’ll  see two ways of saying you. Ты (Ti) and Вы (Vi). What’s the difference? Вы is the plural form of you but is also used as a polite way of saying you. Ты is a more casual, friendly way. Which you choose is up to you.

These are probably the only 2 Russian compliments you need to know.

But, if you want to sound a little smarter in Russian, keep reading.

3. You look good.

  • Ты хорошо выглядишь
  • Pronunciation: Ti horosho viglyadish

This is a very simple Russian compliment. You can use this on anyone, man or woman. The phrase contains no gender references.

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4. Your eyes and smile are enchanting

  • Твои глаза и улыбка просто обворожительны
  • Pronunciation: Tvoi glaza i ulibka prosto obvorozhitel’ni

“How to Compliment a Girl on Her Eyes” and “How to Compliment a Girl on Her Smile” are the most common typical searches in Google search.

I’m not surprised. You should not be either.

Eyes and smile are great features to compliment. “Твои глаза и улыбка просто обворожительны” means “Your eyes and smile are enchanting.” The word “обворожительны” is rarely used in everyday speech, which makes this phrase romantic and beautiful.

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5. In your eyes is a piece of the sky.

  • В твоих глазах кусочек неба.
  • Pronunciation: V tvoyih glazah kusochek neba

Just look at that, eyes and sky in one sentence.

If that’s not a recipe for a great compliment, then I don’t know what is.

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6. You are the most charming and attractive girl.

  • Ты самая обаятельная и привлекательная девушка.
  • Pronunciation: Ti samaya obayatel’naya i privlekatel’naya devushka

A wonderful compliment to a young girl!

It might sound odd to call a girl charming in English but it works in Russian.

7. You attract me like a magnet! I look forward to meeting you!

  • Ты как магнит притягиваешь меня! Я с нетерпением жду встречи!
  • Pronunciation: Ti kak magnit prityagivayesh’ menya! Ya s neterpeniyem zhdu vstrechi!

You can use this on a girl you have not seen for a bit, for example, for a few hours, and are dying to see.

This is a great Russian compliment to send as a text message.

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8. I have no words to express admiration! You disarmed me!

  • У меня нет слов, чтобы выразить восхищение! Ты меня обезоружила!
  • Pronunciation: U menya net slov, chtobi Virazit’ voskhishcheniye! Ti menya obezoruzhila!

Want to show a a woman that she rules your heart? Show your delight with this compliment. Let’s break it down.

9. I have a feeling that kindness is concentrated in your sweet hands: from your touch, I feel warm and cozy.

  • У меня ощущение, что в твоих милых руках сосредоточена доброта: от твоих прикосновений мне становится тепло и уютно.
  • Pronunciation: U menya oshchushcheniye, chto v tvoih milih rukah sosredotochena dobrota: ot tvoih prikosnoveniy mne stanovitsya teplo i uyutno.

This is an incredible Russian compliment. There is no girl who can resist this phrase if you say it.

As psychologists say, the hands are associated with the motherhood, bonding and trust, so the woman will feel your trust.

It’s pretty long-to-say too.

10. Oh, my God, what a woman! A real dream of a man!

  • О, Боже, какая женщина! Настоящая мечта мужчины!
  • Pronunciation: O, Bozhe, kakaya zhenshchina! Nastoyashchaya mechta muzhchiny!

Excellent words that will conquer a confident woman!

By the way, the first phrase “О, Боже, какая женщина” is good to know in general. Like, if a beautiful woman passes by and you’re instantly head over heeds.

You can say this to yourself, or whoever you’re with.

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As a bonus, “О, Боже” or “O bozhe” means Oh My God in Russian.

11. You made a fire in my soul, and love began to reign in the heart!

  • Ты зародила в моей душе огонь, а в сердце начала царствовать любовь!
  • Pronunciation: Ty zarodyla v moey dushe ohonʹ, a v serdtse nachala tsarstvovatʹ lyubovʹ!

This phrase is quite intense and should be spoken very sincerely.

So, don’t use it unless you’re sure you’re going to be with them.

Otherwise, you will scare the poor girl away.

12. Even the sky admires your radiant smile!

  • Ваша сияющая улыбка восхищается даже небом!
  • Pronunciation: Vasha siyayushchaya ulibka voshishchayetsya dazhe nebom!

And again, we compliment the smile.

Here are 3 bonus Russian compliments to use for girls you’ve just met.

13. You make me smile.

  • Ты заставляешь меня улыбаться.
  • Pronunciation: Ty zastavlyayesh’ menya ulybat’sya.

This compliment exists in all languages. There is no need for explanation. “You make me smile” are great words to any woman.

Literally, it means “you force me to smile.”

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14. I have something with my eyes – I can not tear them away from you.

  • У меня что-то с глазами – я не могу оторвать их от Вас.
  • Pronunciation: U menya chto-to s glazami – ya ne mogu otorvat’ ih ot Vas.

A great compliment, which means, that the girl or woman is beautiful.

15. You are so beautiful that I forgot what I wanted to tell you.

  • Ты так красива, что я забыл что хотел сказать тебе.
  • Pronunciation: Ti tak krasiva, chto ya zabil chto hotel skazat’ tebe.

This is great phrase when meeting with a girl.

Or, you can try and stop one, try to say something but “end up” using this phrase.

These are the best Russian compliments you can say to a beautiful girl or woman.

Russian Compliments for Men

For a man, a compliment is like an energy drink.

Compliments increase self-confidence and self-esteem. Therefore, it is important to give a man this kind of emotional support.

You will be surprised, even “harsh Russian men” like compliments! Let’s start.

16. I adore you.

  • Я тебя обожаю.
  • Pronunciation: Ya tebya obozhayu

17. What beautiful eyes you have.

  • Какие красивые у тебя глаза.
  • Pronunciation: Kakiye krasivyie u tebya glaza

Eyes are an excellent point to compliment. Men like these kind of words.

18. You are a real man!

  • Ты настоящий мужчина!
  • Pronunciation: Ti nastoyashiy muzhchina

This is perhaps the best compliment you can say to any man.

19. You are very reliable – I feel good with you.

  • Ты очень надежный — мне хорошо с тобой.
  • Pronunciation: Ty ochen nadezhniy — mne horosho s toboy

Men like when a woman considers them reliable.

20. I love your sense of humor! I have a lot of fun with you!

  • Я обожаю твое чувство юмора! Мне очень весело с тобой!
  • Pronunciation: Ya obozhayu tvoye chuvstvo yumora! Mne ochen veselo s toboy

A sense of humor is one of the most important traits of character.

Any man will appreciate these words.

21.  I have no words to express admiration! You disarmed me!

  • У меня нет слов, чтобы выразить восхищение! Ты меня обезоружил!
  • Pronunciation: U menya net slov, chtoby vyrazit’ voskhishcheniye! Ty menya obezoruzhil!

A great way to show a man that he rules your heart. 

22. Your charm can not be resisted.

  • Твоему обаянию невозможно противостоять.
  • Pronunciation: Tvoyemu obayaniyu nevozmozhno protivostoyat’

You need a special case to say such an intense Russian compliment.

For example, when a man compliments you, you can reply with this.

23. Oh, my God, what a man! A real dream of a woman!

  • О, Боже, какой мужчина! Настоящая мечта девушки!
  • Pronunciation: O, Bozhe, kakoi muzchina! Nastoyashchaya mechta devushki

Excellent words that will conquer a confident man.

24. You’re the coolest lover in the world.

  • Ты самый классный любовник в мире.
  • Pronunciation: Ty samiy klassniy lyubovnik v mire.

This compliment can be addressed only to a person you really love it can be your husband or your boyfriend. 

You can’t say “Ты самый классный любовник в мире” to a person you just met.

“Классный” means cool.

25. You have a great kind heart

  • У тебя большое доброе сердце
  • Pronunciation: U tebya bolshoye dobroye serdtse

26. You make me smile.

  • Ты заставляешь меня улыбаться.
  • Pronunciation: Ty zastavlyayesh’ menya ulybat’sya.

“You make me smile” is a great compliment for any person.

27. A real gentleman!

  • Настоящий джентльмен!
  • Pronunciation: Nastoyashchiy dzhentlmen

28. Next to you, I feel like a real Lady or even Queen.

  • Рядом с тобой я ощущаю себя настоящей Леди или даже Королевой.
  • Pronunciation: Ryadom s toboy ya oshchushchayu sebya nastoyashey Ledi ili dazhe Korolevoy.

This is best said by a woman.

29. I value your opinion and appreciate it, because you always find the right solution to any situation.

  • Я дорожу твоим мнением и ценю его, так как ты всегда находишь правильное решение из любой ситуации.
  • Pronunciation: Ya dorozhu tvoim mneniem i tsenyu yevo, tak kak ti vsegda nahodish pravilnoye resheniye iz lyuboy situatsii

This compliment can be to anyone, including a colleague, family member or a friend.

30. You make me laugh, even when I’m sad.

  • Тебе удается заставить меня смеяться, даже тогда, когда мне грустно.
  • Pronunciation: Tebe udayetsya zastavit menya smeyatsya, dazhe togda, kogda mne grustno

This is another compliment that emphasizes their sense of humor.

Now you know 30 Russian compliments. Some are simple. Some are complex. You choose which one you want to say.

Good luck!

– written by the Main Junkie

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