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3-Minute Russian Season 1, Lesson 15 - Where are you going?
Introduction
Becky: Welcome to 3-Minute Russian Season 1, Lesson 15 - Where Are You Going? In this lesson, you’ll learn how to ask where someone is going in Russian.
Body
Becky: Here's the informal way to ask 'Where are you going?' in Russian.
Elena: [Normal] Куда ты идешь?(Kuda ty idyosh?)
Becky: First is a word meaning 'where'
Elena: [Normal] куда [Slow] куда (kuda)
Becky: Next is the word meaning 'you'
Elena: [Normal] ты [Slow] ты(ty)
Becky: Last is the word meaning 'go’ or ‘going'
Elena: [Normal] идешь [Slow] идешь(idyosh)
Becky: Note the rising intonation. Listen again to the informal question meaning 'Where are you going?'
Elena: [Slow] Куда ты идешь? [Normal] Куда ты идешь?
Becky: Now, imagine you're speaking to a stranger. Here's the formal way to ask, 'Where are you going?'
Elena: [Normal] Куда вы идёте?(Kuda vy Idyote?)
Becky: First is a word meaning 'where'
Elena: [Normal] куда [Slow] куда (kuda)
Becky: Next is the word meaning 'you'
Elena: [Normal] вы [Slow] вы(vy)
Becky: Last is the word meaning 'go’ or ‘going'
Elena: [Normal] идёте [Slow] идёте(idyote)
Becky: Note again the rising intonation. Listen again to the formal question meaning 'Where are you going?'
Elena: [Slow] Куда вы идёте? [Normal] Куда вы идёте?
Becky: Here's a response meaning 'I'm going to the supermarket.'
Elena: [Normal] Я иду в супермаркет.(Ya idu f supermarket.)
Becky: First is a word meaning 'I'
Elena: [Normal] я [Slow] я(ya)
Becky: Next is the word meaning 'go or going'
Elena: [Normal] иду [Slow] иду(idu)
Becky: Next is the word meaning 'in'
Elena: [Normal] в [Slow] (f)
Becky: Last is the word meaning 'supermarket'
Elena: [Normal] супермаркет [Slow] супермаркет(supermarket)
Becky: Listen again to the response meaning 'I'm going to the supermarket.'
Elena: [Slow] Я иду в супермаркет. [Normal] Я иду в супермаркет.
Becky: Here's a response meaning, 'I'm going to work.'
Elena: [Normal] Я иду на работу.(Ya idu na rabotu.)
Becky: First is a word meaning 'I'
Elena: [Normal] я [Slow] я(ya)
Becky: Next is the word meaning 'go’ or ‘going'
Elena: [Normal] иду [Slow] иду(idu)
Becky: Next is the word meaning 'on'
Elena: [Normal] на [Slow] на(na)
Becky: Last is the word meaning 'work'
Elena: [Normal] работу [Slow] работу(rabotu)
Becky: Listen again to the response meaning 'I'm going to work.'
Elena: [Slow] Я иду на работу. [Normal] Я иду на работу.
Cultural Insight
Becky: Now it's time for a quick cultural insight.
Elena: If you would like to accompany your friend to wherever he or she is going, you can say - [Я пойду с тобой (Ya paydu s taboy)], meaning - “I will go with you.”

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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RussianPod101.com
Friday at 6:30 pm
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Let's practice - Where are you going this weekend?

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Tuesday at 10:39 am
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Hello Тарык,


"Я еду на море на этой неделе." 😁


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Тарык
Thursday at 8:50 pm
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Я иду на море этот неделю

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Monday at 6:04 pm
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Hello Daniel,


Thank you for your comment. 😄 Yes, you are correct.


This lessons are designed for absolute beginners - beginners, that's why we did it by purpose. Not many learners are well aware of cases at this stage.😄


Elena

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Daniel
Saturday at 8:26 pm
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Isn’t “work” in the nominative form “работа». The vocabulary here reads and speaks it as “работу” (the accusative form as in “на работу/to (preposition) work”.

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Sunday at 10:08 am
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Hello Fernando,


Your sentence is great, just small mistake:


"Я иду на дачу."


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Fernando
Thursday at 1:44 am
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Я иду на даче.

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Monday at 2:12 am
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Hello (Жолт) Zsolt,


Correct sentence is - Я иду к брату. (Dative case)


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(Жолт) Zsolt
Saturday at 8:01 pm
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Я иду к братом.