133 Russian Words You Don’t Know You Know

Almost all Russian words ending with –ЦИЯ are derivatives from the similar words in Latin languages. Not all words of Latin languages with mentioned endings necessarily have analogous words in Russian though.
The analogous words have the following endings:
-TION in English
-TION in French
-ZIONE in Italian
-CIÓN in Spanish
etc.

Also a few words ending with –CE and –TIA in Latin languages become words ending with –ЦИЯ in Russian.

Here is a list of the most useful words ending with –ЦИЯ.

The stress is always (!Thank God!) on the vowel preceding –ЦИЯ (авиа́ция) which makes it easy to remember. The stressed vowels are in bold.

Also I marked the most frequently used words for beginners.

1 адаптация [adaptatsiya] adaptation
2 администрация [administratsiya] administration
3 амбиция [ambitsiya] ambition
4 ассоциация [asatsiatsiya] association
5 авторизация [aftarizatsiya] authorization
6 абстракция [apstraktsiya] abstraction
7 авиация [aviatsiya] aviation
8 аргументация [argumentatsiya] argumentation
9 аннуляция [anul’atsiya] annulation
10 анимация [animatsiya] animation
11 ампутация [amputatsiya] amputation
12 активация [aktivatsiya] activation
13 вибрация [vibratsiya] vibration
14 вентиляция [vintil’atsiya] ventilation
15 вакцинация [vaktsinatsiya] vaccination
16 верификация [virifikatsiya] verification
17 галлюцинация [gal’utsinatsiya] hallucination
18 госпитализация [gaspitalizatsiya] hospitalization
19 гравитация [gravitatsiya] gravitation, gravity
20 дегустация [digustatsiya] degustation
21 декларация [diklaratsiya] declaration (most often: customs declaration)
22 дискриминация [diskriminatsiya] discrimination
23 дистанция [distantsiya] distance
24 документация [dakumintatsiya] documentation
25 дезинфекция [dizыnf’ektsiya] disinfection
26 деформация [difarmatsiya] deformation
27 дезинформация [dezыnfarmatsiya] disinformation
28 демократизация [dimakratizatsiya] democratization
29 демонстрация [dimanstratsiya] demonstration, display, show
30 дисквалификация [diskvalifikatsiya] disqualification
31 идентификация [identifikatsiya] identification
32 изоляция [izal’atsiya] isolation
33 иллюстрация [il’ustratsiya] illustration
34 иммиграция [imigratsiya] immigration
35 инструкция [instruktsiya] instruction
36 интеллигенция [inteligentsiya] intelligentsia (intellectuals or highly educated people as a group)
37 интоксикация [intaksikatsiya] intoxication
38 интонация [intanatsiya] intonation
39 интуиция [intuitsiya] intuition
40 инфекция [infectsiya] infection
41 инфляция [infl’atsiya] inflation
42 информация [infarmatsiya] information
43 инъекция [inyektsiya] injection
44 инерция [inertsiya] inertia
45 инспекция [inspektiya] inspection
46 инновация [inavatsiya] innovation
47 интерпретация [interpritatsiya] interpretation
48 имитация [imitatsiya] imitation
49 иммиграция [imigratsiya] immigration
50 интеграция [integratsia] integration
51 канализация [kanalizatsiya] canalization
52 квалификация [kvalifikatsiya] qualification
53 квитанция [kvitantsiya] receipt (from French “quittance”)
54 коллекция [kalektsiya] collection
55 комбинация [kambinatsiya] combination
56 коммуникация [kamunikatsiya] communication
57 компенсация [kampinsatsiya] compensation
58 композиция [kampazitsiya] composition
59 конкуренция [kankurentsiya] competition (from French “concurrence”)
60 конституция [kanstitutsiya] constitution
61 конструкция [kanstruktsiya] construction
62 консультация [kansul’tatsiya] consultation
63 концепция [kantseptsiya] concept (from French “conception”)
64 координация [kaardinatsiya] coordination
65 корпорация [karparatsiya] corporation
66 коррупция [karuptsiya] corruption
67 конференция [kanfirentsiya] conference
68 классификация [klasifikatsiya] classification
69 конфигурация [kanfiguratsiya] configuration
70 колонизация [kalanizatsiya] colonization
71 концентрация [kantsentratsiya] concentration
72 легализация [ligalizatsiya] legalization
73 лекция [lektsiya] lecture (from Italian “lezione”)
74 ликвидация [likvidatsiya] liquidation
75 манипуляция [manipul’atsiya] manipulation
76 медитация [miditatsiya] meditation
77 мотивация [mativatsiya] motivation
78 миграция [migratsiya] migration
79 мобилизация [mabilizatsiya] mobilization
80 модернизация [madernizatsiya] modernization
81 модификация [madifikatsiya] modification
82 навигация [navigatsiya] navigation
83 нация [natsiya] nation
84 нейтрализация [niytralizatsiya] neutralization
85 операция [apiratsiya] operation
86 оппозиция [apazitsiya] opposition
87 организация [arganizatsiya] organization
88 ориентация [arientatsiya] orientation
89 оккупация [akupatsiya] occupation
90 позиция [pazitsiya] position
91 полиция [palitsiya] police
92 порция [portsiya] portion
93 презентация [prizintatsiya] presentation
94 пропорция [praportsiya] proportion
95 провинция [pravintsiya] province
96 продукция [praduktsiya] production, produce, products (only as a result of production)
97 проституция [prastitutsiya] prostitution
98 провокация [pravakatsiya] provocation
99 петиция [pititsiya] petition
100 радиация [radiatsiya] radiation
101 реакция [riaktsiya] reaction
102 революция [revalutsiya] revolution
103 регистрация [rigistratsiya] registration
104 рекомендация [rikamendatsiya] recommendation
105 реконструкция [rikanstruktsiya] reconstruction
106 релаксация [rilaksatsiya] relaxation
107 репутация [riputatsiya] reputation
108 реставрация [ristavratsiya] restoration
109 реанимация [rianimatsiya] reanimation
110 репетиция [ripititsiya] rehearsal
111 регуляция [rigul’atsiya] regulation
112 репродукция [reproduksiya] replica, reproduction
113 ситуация [situatsiya] situation
114 специализация [spitsializatsiya] specialization
115 станция [stantsiya] station
116 санкция [sanktsiya] sanction
117 секция [sektsiya] section
118 стандартизация [standartizatsiya] standardization
119 тенденция [tendentsiya] tendency, trend (from French “tendance”)
120 традиция [traditsiya] tradition
121 транскрипция [transkriptsiya] transcription
122 федерация [fidiratsiya] federation
123 функция [funktsiya] function
124 цивилизация [tsivilizatsiya] civilization
125 эволюция [evol’utsiya] evolution
126 экспедиция [ekspiditsiya] expedition
127 эмоция [emotsiya] emotion
128 эрудиция [eruditsiya] erudition
129 эвакуация [evakuatsiya] evacuation
130 эксплуатация [ekspluatatsiya] exploitation
131 эмиграция [emigratsiya] emigration
132 экзекуция [egzekutsiya] execution
133 эмансипация [emansipatsiya] emancipation
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