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3-Minute Russian Season 1, Lesson 18 - Possession
Introduction
Becky: Welcome to 3-Minute Russian Season 1, Lesson 18 - Possession. In this lesson, you’ll learn how to talk about possession in Russian.
Body
Becky: Here's the informal way to say 'Do you have a pen?' in Russian.
Elena: [Normal] У тебя есть ручка?(U tebya est` ruchka?)
Becky: First is a phrase meaning 'do you have'
Elena: [Normal] у тебя есть [Slow] у тебя есть (u tebya est`)
Becky: Last is the word meaning 'pen'
Elena: [Normal] ручка [Slow] ручка(ruchka)
Becky: Listen again to the informal question meaning 'Do you have a pen?'
Elena: [Slow] У тебя есть ручка? [Normal] У тебя есть ручка?
Becky: Ok, now let's see the formal way to say 'Do you have a pen?'
Elena: [Normal] У вас есть ручка?(U vas est` ruchka?)
Becky: First is a phrase meaning 'do you have'
Elena: [Normal] у вас есть [Slow] у вас есть (u vas est`)
Becky: Last is the word meaning 'pen'
Elena: [Normal] ручка [Slow] ручка(ruchka)
Becky: Listen again to the formal question meaning 'Do you have a pen?'
Elena: [Slow] У вас есть ручка? [Normal] У вас есть ручка?
Becky: Next up is the way to say 'Yes, I have.'
Elena: [Normal] Да, есть.(Da, yest`.)
Becky: First is a word meaning 'yes'
Elena: [Normal] да [Slow] да(da)
Becky: Last is the word meaning 'have'
Elena: [Normal] есть [Slow] есть(yest')
Becky: Listen again to the phrase meaning 'Yes, I have.'
Elena: [Slow] Да, есть. [Normal] Да, есть.
Becky: Finally, here is a way to say 'Yes, here you are.'
Elena: [Normal] Да, вот пожалуйста.(Da, vot pazhalusta.)
Becky: First is a word meaning 'yes'
Elena: [Normal] да [Slow] да(da)
Becky: Next is the word meaning 'here'
Elena: [Normal] вот [Slow] вот(vot)
Becky: Last is the word meaning 'please'
Elena: [Normal] пожалуйста [Slow] пожалуйста(pazhalusta)
Becky: Listen again to the phrase meaning 'Yes, here you are.'
Elena: [Slow] Да, вот пожалуйста. [Normal] Да, вот пожалуйста.
Cultural Insight
Becky: Now it's time for a quick cultural insight.
Elena: Friendship is really very important for Russians. There is even a famous proverb that says "where your friends are, there your riches are". Russians rely on friends to help solve their problems. Once a person has recognized another person as a friend, he or she will happily lend and borrow from that person.

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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How would you say 'Do you have a book?'

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Tuesday at 10:42 am
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Hello Тарык,


Correct 👍


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Тарык
Thursday at 9:19 pm
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У вас есть Книга? Да вот пожалуйста.

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Wednesday at 12:44 am
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Hello Christophe,


In this construction "Do you have a pen (У тебя есть ручка?)", "ручка" is at the Nominative case.


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Christophe
Saturday at 10:35 pm
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Hello RussianPod101.com,

When we say 'do you have a pen (У тебя есть ручка?)' I assume 'ручка' is at the accusative case. In Learn Russian in 3 minutes it is said (lesson 14): if feminine nouns end with A we change it to У. And you give the following example:

'Папа читате газету' where 'Газета' changes to 'газету'.


As 'ручка' is a feminine noun ending in A like 'Газета' I wonder why we say here 'ручка' and not 'ручкu'. Do I miss something?


Kind regards,

Christophe

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Friday at 1:52 pm
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Hello Fernando,


у + pronouns accusative case + есть ---->>> this is a grammar construction and all elements are necessary.


есть = to have, to exist (not to eat).


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Fernando
Tuesday at 11:35 am
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У тебя есть книга?


I have two questions about this lesson:


When we use the verb есть is it obligatory come with (у + pronouns accusative case)?

есть = кушать?

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Sunday at 9:35 am
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Hello Ralph,


Every language has it's own phrases which are hard to translate literally to another language.


Let's see what Russian "Da vot pazhalusta" means.


Da - yes

vot - this, here is

pazhalusta - please


So it means "Yes, here is what you need, please take it".

It has the same meaning as English "Here you are".


Elena

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Ralph
Sunday at 7:49 am
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I don't understand the last phrase..Da vot pazhalusta..It's when someone is giving you a pen that you asked for isn't it? Then why would that person say 'please'? Isn't he just saying 'yes, here you are'?