I assume you need not only easy words, but the useful ones at the same time. We don't teach kids slang and stuff, right?
Pumpkin - tikva (i - like in the word "bit", no palatalization here) - тыква,
Pumpkins - tikvi - тыквы,
When we're saying "Dance of the Pumpkins" in Russian, we use Genitive case of the word "Pumpkins - тыквы", which is "tikov - тыков".
Also we have a wide variety of diminutive word forms, which are formed using the affectionate suffixes. In this case it would be "tikovok" (-ok - is affectionate suffix).
So, it's "Dance of the Tikovok".
Swan - lebed' (d - is palatalized) - лебедь,
swans - lebedi - лебеди, Genitive case - levedej - лебедей,
"Dance of the Lebedej";
Flower - tsvetok - цветок,
flowers - tsveti - цветы, Genitive case - tsvetov + affectionate suffix "-ochk" - tsvetochkov - цветочков,
"Dance of the Tsvetochkov".
As for pronunciation (if you don't have any Russian friend or someone to chat on Skype etc...) I would also advice you to use those sites, like acapela-group.com etc, because it's really easier to get via listening.
Russian native speaker
· 8 years ago