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3-Minute Russian Season 1, Lesson 16 - Asking for Directions
Introduction
Becky: Welcome to 3-Minute Russian Season 1, Lesson 16 - Asking for directions. In this lesson, you’ll learn how to ask and understand basic directions in Russian.
Body
Becky: Here's the way to ask 'Please tell me, where is the station?' in Russian.
Elena: [Normal] Скажите пожалуйста, где здесь станция?(Skazhyte pazhalusta, gde zdes` stantsyya?)
Becky: First is a word meaning 'tell'
Elena: [Normal] скажите [Slow] скажите (skazhyte)
Becky: Next is the word meaning 'please'
Elena: [Normal] пожалуйста [Slow] пожалуйста(pazhalusta)
Becky: Next is the word meaning 'where'
Elena: [Normal] где [Slow] где(gde)
Becky: Next is the word meaning 'here'
Elena: [Normal] здесь [Slow] здесь(zdes')
Becky: Last is the word meaning 'station'
Elena: [Normal] станция [Slow] станция(stantsyya)
Becky: Note the rising intonation. Listen again to the question meaning 'Please tell me, where is the station?'
Elena: [Slow] Скажите пожалуйста, где здесь станция? [Normal] Скажите пожалуйста, где здесь станция?
Becky: Here's a response meaning 'Go straight.'
Elena: [Normal] Идите прямо.(Idite pryama.)
Becky: First is a word meaning 'go'
Elena: [Normal] идите [Slow] идите (idite)
Becky: Last is the word meaning 'straight'
Elena: [Normal] прямо [Slow] прямо(pryama)
Becky: Listen again to the response meaning 'Go straight.'
Elena: [Slow] Идите прямо. [Normal] Идите прямо.
Becky: Here's a response meaning 'Turn right.'
Elena: [Normal] Поверните направо.(Pavernite naprava.)
Becky: First is a word meaning 'turn'
Elena: [Normal] поверните [Slow] поверните(pavernite)
Becky: Last is the word meaning 'right'
Elena: [Normal] направо [Slow] направо(naprava)
Becky: Listen again to the response meaning 'Turn right.'
Elena: [Slow] Поверните направо. [Normal] Поверните направо.
Becky: Here's a response meaning, 'Turn left.'
Elena: [Normal] Поверните налево.(Pavernite naleva.)
Becky: First is a word meaning 'turn'
Elena: [Normal] поверните [Slow] поверните(pavernite)
Becky: Last is the word meaning 'left'
Elena: [Normal] налево [Slow] налево(naleva)
Becky: Listen again to the response meaning 'Turn left.'
Elena: [Slow] Поверните налево. [Normal] Поверните налево.
Cultural Insight
Becky: Now it's time for a quick cultural insight.
Elena: It is always useful to know how to ask for basic directions, but nowadays, you can easily use your smartphone or your GPS to find any place you are interested in.

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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Friday at 6:30 pm
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Do you know any other phrases you can use to give directions? Write them in the comments!

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Hello Тарык,


Correct 👍


Elena

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Тарык
Thursday at 8:59 pm
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Идите прямо и потом направо