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3-Minute Russian Season 1, Lesson 10 - Asking How Much
Introduction
Becky: Welcome to 3-Minute Russian Season 1, Lesson 10 - Asking how much. In this lesson, you’ll learn how to ask how much something costs in Russian.
Body
Becky: Here's the way to ask 'How much does this cost?' in Russian.
Elena: [Normal] Сколько это стоит? (Skol'ka eta stoit?)
Becky: First is a word meaning 'how much'
Elena: [Normal] сколько [Slow] сколько (skol'ka)
Becky: Next is the word meaning 'this'
Elena: [Normal] это [Slow] это(eta)
Becky: Last is the word meaning 'costs'
Elena: [Normal] стоит [Slow] стоит(stoit)
Becky: Note the rising intonation. Listen again to the question meaning 'How much does this cost?'
Elena: [Slow] Сколько это стоит? [Normal] Сколько это стоит?
Becky: Here's the way to ask 'How much does that cost?' in Russian.
Elena: [Normal] Сколько то стоит? (Skol'ka to stoit?)
Becky: First is a word meaning 'how much'
Elena: [Normal] сколько [Slow] сколько (skol'ka)
Becky: Next is the word meaning 'this'
Elena: [Normal] то [Slow] то (to)
Becky: Last is the word meaning 'costs'
Elena: [Normal] стоит [Slow] стоит(stoit)
Becky: Note the rising intonation. Listen again to the question meaning ''How much does that cost?'
Elena: [Normal] Сколько то стоит? (Skol'ka to stoit?)
Becky: Here's a response meaning 'OK, I'll take it.'
Elena: [Normal] Хорошо, я возьму это.(Kharasho, ya vaz'mu eta.)
Becky: First is a word meaning 'ok'
Elena: [Normal] хорошо [Slow] хорошо(kharasho)
Becky: Next is the word meaning 'I'
Elena: [Normal] я [Slow] я(ya)
Becky: Next is the word meaning 'will take'
Elena: [Normal] возьму [Slow] возьму(vaz'mu)
Becky: Last is the word meaning 'this'
Elena: [Normal] это [Slow] это(eta)
Becky: Listen again to the response, 'OK, I'll take it.'
Elena: [Slow] Хорошо, я возьму это. [Normal] Хорошо, я возьму это.
Becky: Here's a response meaning, 'No, thanks. It's too expensive.'
Elena: [Normal] Нет, спасибо. Это слишком дорого.(Net, spasiba. Eta slishkam doraga.)
Becky: First is a word meaning 'no'
Elena: [Normal] нет [Slow] нет(net)
Becky: Next is the expression meaning 'thank you'
Elena: [Normal] спасибо [Slow] спасибо(spasiba)
Becky: Next is the word meaning 'this'
Elena: [Normal] это [Slow] это(eta)
Becky: Next is the word meaning 'too'
Elena: [Normal] слишком [Slow] слишком(slishkam)
Becky: Last is the word meaning 'expensive'
Elena: [Normal] дорого [Slow] дорого(doraga)
Becky: Listen again to the response meaning 'No, thanks. It's too expensive.'
Elena: [Slow] Нет, спасибо. Это слишком дорого. [Normal] Нет, спасибо. Это слишком дорого.
Cultural Insight
Becky: Now it's time for a quick cultural insight.
Elena: A faster way to ask about the price of something is [сколько стоит (skol'ka stoit)] meaning, “how much?” Feel free to use this phrase in any kind of situation and setting.

Outro

Becky: And that’s all for this lesson. Don’t forget to check out the lesson notes, and we’ll see you in the next lesson!
Elena: Пока.

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Monday at 6:30 pm
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Let's practice asking prices here!

 

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Sunday at 10:44 am
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Hello Fernando,


As usually, your sentence is great! Just mall mistake:


"Я хотел бы купить билет на Чемпионат Мира по Футболу, но билет стоит слишком дорого."


Elena

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Fernando
Friday at 11:16 am
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Я хочел бы купить билет Чемпионат Мира по Футболу но билет стоит слишком дорого.

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Monday at 2:16 am
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Hello (Жолт) Zsolt,


Correct sentence is -


Здравствуйте!


Я хочу купить 3 кг картошки.


Скажите, пожалуйста, это сколько стоит?


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(Жолт) Zsolt
Saturday at 7:42 pm
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Здраствуйте!


Я хочу купить 3 Кг картошку


Скажите пожалуйста, ето сколко стоит?