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Learn Russian with RussianPod101.com! You are in Russian with a few friends sightseeing. You desperately needed a vacation, and have been fortunate throughout the years to be able to travel abroad to different countries. At the end of your vacation, you and your friends are enjoying your last few moments in a popular Russian pub before you head back home. One of your friends asks you in Russian, “Which country have you visited that you like best so far?” You reply in Russian, “I have enjoyed many of my travels abroad, but I believe I like Russia the best, although the plane ride to Russia was quite possibly the longest.” While you are on the subject of traveling, your friend asks you in Russian, “What was the totally worst vacation you have ever had?” This is an easy one. You reply in Russian, “By far, the worst vacation ever was to my grandmother’s house when I was ten - but don’t tell her that!” Your friends laugh at this and agree that Russia sounds much better than visiting your grandparents’ house at a young age.
Learning Russian with RussianPod101.com is the most fun and effective way to learn Russian! In this Russian Intermediate lesson, we will teach you the different meanings of an important Russian preposition and Russian superlatives. And as always, we’ll throw in some Russian vocabulary for good measure. When you have finished learning your ’super’ Russian lesson, come back to RussianPod101.com for more of the best Russian lessons. Leave us a message while you’re there!
Learn Russian with RussianPod101.com! You are in Russia for the very first time on a business trip and need to get to the office. Your business partner has already headed out to get coffee before going in to work and said he would meet you there. After he left, you realize that you really don’t know your way around Russia well enough to get to the office on time. Now you have to figure, out on your own, how to get there in a timely manner. You knock on your neighbor’s door in the Russian apartment you have rented. When someone answers the door, you reply in Russian, “Excuse me, I am going to work, but don’t know how to get there. Would you be able to give me directions to my new office?” The man is kind enough to help and asks you in Russian, “Where do you work, and what type of transportation are you going to take?” You know in Russia, the traffic is different, so you have no idea. You tell your Russian neighbor what office building you work in and then inquire in Russian, “What is the best transportation, and the fastest, to get me to work on time? Your neighbor replies in Russian, “I would go by train both ways.” He tells you how to get to the train and what stop to get off at. Incredibly grateful for your Russian neighbor’s help, you rush out the door and make it to work in plenty of time…in fact, your coffee wasn’t even cold.
Learning Russian with RussianPod101.com is the most fun and effective way to learn Russian. In this Russian Lower Intermediate lesson, we will begin our series on Russian verbs of motion and the explain the difference between talking about taking a one-way trip versus going round-trip in Russian. And as always, we’ll throw in some more Russian vocabulary. When you have figured out where you are going in Russia, come back to RussianPod101.com for more fantastic Russian lessons. Leave us a message while you’re there!
Learn Russian with RussianPod101.com. Staying busy in Russia, you are on a work-study program and volunteering your time by doing community service. Your community service consists of picking up litter along a major Russian highway. A friend has decided to join you seeing as he has lived in Russia for a long time and has recently realized that the Russian highways could use some picking up. As you are walking along the high-traffic Russian highway, your friend replies in Russian, “This is so annoying. People do not realize how harmful this is to our environment.” You agree and keep working. Another mile down the highway, you realize your friend has fallen behind. You holler at him in Russian, “Are you coming?” He quickens his step and rejoins you. A moment later, a truck speeds past you on the Russian highway, and the driver throws a bottle out of the window. It falls in front of you and your friend quickly looks at the license plate, memorizing the numbers. Quickly dialing numbers into his cell phone, he turns the plate number into the Russian state patrol, hoping this annoying litterbug will get a fine for his bad habit. After your friend’s good deed, you both agree that litterbugs, whether in Russia or elsewhere, are very annoying.
Learning Russian with RussianPod101.com is the most fun and effective way to learn Russian. In this Russian Lower Intermediate lesson, we will teach you a Russian phrase that means “harmful,” a popular colloquial word with several meanings, along with another Russian verb of motion. When you have finished studying your Russian colloquialisms, come back to RussianPod101.com for more fantastic lessons. Leave us a message while you’re there!
Learn Russian with RussianPod101.com. You are finally in Russia after three flight delays and four hours of sleep. This was supposed to be the best vacation ever but so far, it has not been very good. You are hoping that when your friend that lives in Russia picks you up, things will calm down and you will enjoy yourself. You think he should be at the Russian airport any moment, only to find out that his car has broken down…two hours later. When he finally gets there, he says in Russian, “I am so sorry! My car broke down and I was going to call you but I didn’t have my cell phone. How was your flight?” You give your friend a look of disdain and reply in Russian, “I am going to go crazy if you don’t get me out of this airport.” He completely understands and loads your luggage quickly. You and your friend get into the car and he begins to pull away from the curb. You are grateful for him picking you up and you begin to tell him about your horrible trip to Russia: the delays, the crying babies, the tea spilled in your lap, your luggage being on the wrong flight. You could go on. He begins to tell you in Russian how sorry he is that he added to your strife coming to Russia, when you feel a sharp jerk in the car. Someone just hit your friend’s car! You yell louder than anticipated in Russian, “When will it stop?” So far… NOT so good.
Learning Russian with RussianPod101.com is the most fun and effective way to learn Russian. In this Russian Lower Intermediate lesson, we will teach you several Russian phrases that have to deal with anxiety. We will also go over the Russian verbs of motion that you have learned in the last two lessons. And as always, we’ll throw in some helpful Russian vocabulary. When you are finished learning your Russian expressions of anxiety, come back to RussianPod101.com to de-stress with more fantastic Russian lessons. Leave us a message while you’re there!
Learn Russian with RussianPod101.com. You are in Russia on business and you have a horrible toothache. After being at work all day, dealing with excruciating pain in your mouth, you decide you had better take care of it and go to the dentist. You make an appointment for after work and the second it’s time to leave the office, you jet out of there and rush to the best Russian dentist you can find. While you are in the waiting room, there is a little boy and his mother that you cannot help but overhear because they are extremely loud. The little boy is misbehaving and running around the waiting room. His mother gets up from her chair and tries to grab the boy by his collar. He slips away from her and she replies in a stern Russian voice, “Do not run away from me. Come here now and behave yourself. You are making me mad.” She gives him a look that you remember your mom giving to you when you misbehaved. Obviously, the little boy knew this look too, because he sat down next to his mother and said in broken Russian, “I’m sorry, Mother. I won’t do it again.” The mother has a look of skepticism on her face, but you are grateful that the craziness in the waiting room has died down for the time. In the next moment or so, the Russian dentist’s office is quiet…until the little boy races to the other side of the room again. The receptionist comes out from behind closed doors and calls your name. Thank goodness it is your turn. Maybe now you can get some relief, from both this toothache and the other little pain…
Learning Russian with RussianPod101.com is the most fun and effective way to learn Russian. In this Russian Lower Intermediate lesson, we will teach you several new Russian verbs and phrases, including verbs that are used to command. When you feel that you have command over your Russian verbs and phrases, come back to RussianPod101.com for more fantastic lessons. Leave us a message while you’re there!