Category Archives: Communication

Russian language is an East Slavic language

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Russian (ру́сский язы́к, russky yazyk, pronounced [ˈruskʲɪj jɪˈzɨk]) is an East Slavic language and an official language in Russia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, and Kyrgyzstan. It is an unofficial but widely spoken language in Ukraine,Moldova, Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia, and to a lesser extent, the other countries that were once constituent republics of the Soviet Union and former participants of the Eastern Bloc. Russian belongs to the family of Indo-European languages and is one of the three living members of theEast Slavic languages. Written examples of Old East Slavonic are attested from the 10th century onwards.

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Making compliments / делаем комплименты

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COMPLIMENT

Ты такая красивая!
You are so beautiful!
ty takaya krasivaya
Ты такой красивый!
You are so handsome!
ty takoj krasivyj
У тебя красивые глаза!
You have beautiful eyes!
u tyebya krasivyye glaza

Ты – лучше всех на свете
You are better than anyone else in the world
ty – lutshe fsyeh na svyetye
 Ты – особенная
You are special
ty – asobyennaya
compliment for a woman
Ты – особенный
You are special
ty – asobyennyj
compliment for a man

Small talk / Разговор

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Everyone knows what Small talk is and how to use it. You say “Hi, how are you?” and as an answer hear “Thanks I am fine and you?” that’s it. But not in Russia. In Russia people really want to know how you are and if you ask “Hi, how are you? – Привет, как дела?” You might hear a short (or long) story of somebody’s day or even life. So let’s practice:

–  Привет! Как дела? // Hi, how are you?

– У меня все хорошо, спасибо. Вчера я ходил в кино. Я посмотрел интересный фильм. Как твои дела? // I am fine, thanks.  Yesterday i went to the cinema. I saw an interesting movie. And how are you?

– У меня все хорошо, спасибо. Сегодня я иду в театр с моим другом. Мне нравится большой театр. // I am fine, thanks. Today i am going to the theatre with a friend of mine.

 

 

 

Russian Greetings – Приветствия

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And our first lesson will start with greetings

 

Russian                          English                Italiano                  Comment

Здравствуйте                    Hello                       Salve                          Formal

Привет                                Hi                            Ciao                           Informal

Доброе утро                     Good morning       Buona mattina         Befor noon

Добрый день                   Good day                 Buongiorno               After noon

Добрый вечер                 Good evening          Buona sera                After 6 pm

Как поживаете?             How are you?           Come sta?                 Formal

Как дела?                         How are you?           Come stai?                Informal