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.
You are so beautiful!
You are so handsome!
You have beautiful eyes!
Ты – лучше всех на свете
You are better than anyone else in the world
compliment for a woman
You are special
compliment for a man
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.
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