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3-Minute Russian Season 1, Lesson 17 - Asking Why
Introduction
Becky: Welcome to 3-Minute Russian Season 1, Lesson 17 - Asking Why. In this lesson, you’ll learn how to ask why in Russian.
Body
Becky: Here's the informal way to ask 'Why are you silent?' in Russian.
Elena: [Normal] Почему ты молчишь?(Pachemu ty malchish`?)
Becky: First is a word meaning 'why'
Elena: [Normal] почему [Slow] почему (pachemu)
Becky: Next is the word meaning 'you'
Elena: [Normal] ты [Slow] ты(ty)
Becky: Last is the word meaning 'silent'
Elena: [Normal] молчишь [Slow] молчишь(malchish`)
Becky: Note the rising intonation. Listen again to the informal question meaning 'Why are you silent?'
Elena: [Slow] Почему ты молчишь? [Normal] Почему ты молчишь?
Becky: Here's one possible answer, 'I am thinking. '
Elena: [Normal] Я думаю.(Ya dymayu.)
Becky: First is a word meaning 'I'
Elena: [Normal] я [Slow] я (ya)
Becky: Last is the word meaning 'am thinking'
Elena: [Normal] думаю [Slow] думаю(dumayu)
Becky: Listen again to the answer 'I am thinking. '
Elena: [Slow] Я думаю. [Normal] Я думаю.
Becky: Here's another example 'Why do you leave so early?'
Elena: [Normal] Почему ты уходишь так рано?(Pachemu ty ukhodish` tak rana?)
Becky: First is a word meaning 'why'
Elena: [Normal] почему [Slow] почему(pachemu)
Becky: Next is the word meaning 'you'
Elena: [Normal] ты [Slow] ты(ty)
Becky: Next is the word meaning 'leave'
Elena: [Normal] уходишь [Slow] уходишь(ukhodish`)
Becky: Next is the word meaning 'so'
Elena: [Normal] так [Slow] так(tak)
Becky: Last is the word meaning 'early'
Elena: [Normal] рано [Slow] рано(rana)
Becky: Listen again to the informal question meaning 'Why do you leave so early?'
Elena: [Slow] Почему ты уходишь так рано? [Normal] Почему ты уходишь так рано?
Becky: Here's a response meaning, 'I have a lot of things to do.'
Elena: [Normal] У меня дела.(U menya dela. )
Becky: First is a word meaning 'I have'
Elena: [Normal] у меня [Slow] у меня(u menya)
Becky: Last is the word meaning 'things'
Elena: [Normal] дела [Slow] дела(dela)
Becky: Listen again to the response meaning 'I have a lot of things to do.'
Elena: [Slow] У меня дела. [Normal] У меня дела.
Cultural Insight
Becky: Now it's time for a quick cultural insight.
Elena: You can use the phrase meaning “why not?” which in Russian is [Почему нет? (Pachemu net)], in the same situations that you would use it in English.

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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Listeners! Why are you studying Russian?

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Tuesday at 10:41 am
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Hello Тарык,


"Потому что я хочу вернуться в Дагестан в следующий раз"😄


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Тарык
Thursday at 9:10 pm
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Потому, что я хочу возвращаться на дагестан следующей время

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Hello Fernando,


I corrected your sentence a little bit.


[Я начал изучать русский язык 11 лет назад, но изучал его только шесть месяцев. Сейчас я хочу учиться до момента, когда я смогу хорошо понимать и говорить.]


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Fernando
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I am studying Russian because I want to understand and speak with my wife´s family without translation.

Я начал изучать русский язык 11 лет назад но только для шесть месяц и сейчас я хочу уцить до я могу хорошо понимать и говотить.

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Hello Ronald W Petts,


Wish you good luck in studying!


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Ronald W Petts
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I plan to visit Russia in three years is one reason I am studying the language.