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3-Minute Russian Season 1, Lesson 2 - Greetings
Introduction
Becky: Welcome to 3-Minute Russian Season 1, Lesson 2 - Greetings. In this lesson, you’ll learn how to greet someone in Russian.
Body
Becky: Here's the informal way to say 'Hi.' in Russian.
Elena: [Normal] Привет.(Privet.)
Becky: This expression has only one word meaning 'Hi'
Elena: [Normal] привет. [Slow] привет. (privet)
Becky: Listen again to the informal expression meaning 'Hi.'
Elena: [Slow] Привет. [Normal] Привет.
Becky: Ok, now let's see the formal way to say 'Good day.'
Elena: [Normal] Добрый день.(Dobryy den'.)
Becky: First is a word meaning 'good'
Elena: [Normal] добрый [Slow] добрый (dobryy)
Becky: Last is the word meaning 'day'
Elena: [Normal] день [Slow] день(den')
Becky: Listen again to the formal phrase meaning 'Good day.'
Elena: [Slow] Добрый день. [Normal] Добрый день.
Becky: Following is the informal way to say 'See you.'
Elena: [Normal] Пока.(Paka.)
Becky: This expression has only one word meaning 'see you.'
Elena: [Normal] Пока. [Slow] Пока.(Paka.)
Becky: Listen again to the informal expression meaning 'See you.'
Elena: [Slow] Пока. [Normal] Пока.
Becky: Finally is a formal way to say 'Goodbye.'
Elena: [Normal] До свидания.(Da svidaniya.)
Becky: First is a word meaning 'till'
Elena: [Normal] до [Slow] до(da)
Becky: Last is the word meaning 'meeting (next)'
Elena: [Normal] свидания [Slow] свидания(svidaniya)
Becky: Listen again to the formal phrase meaning 'Goodbye.'
Elena: [Slow] До свидания. [Normal] До свидания.
Cultural Insight
Becky: Now it's time for a quick cultural insight.
Elena: There are many greetings in the Russian language. If you’re not sure which one to choose, you can just say [здравствуйте (zdrastvuyte)], which means "hello". This is a polite greeting that is appropriate at any time of the day.

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 06:30 PM
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Did you already know any of these greetings?

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Friday at 07:37 PM
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Здравствуйте Leigh,


Спасибо for your comment. We are sorry for the confusion. You can select a lesson series in the Lesson Library (under the Lessons tab). You can browse from our hundreds of available audio and video series. If you are an absolute beginner student, I'd recommend you our series on the alphabet and pronunciation before diving into one of our regular absolute beginner series. The Dashboard shows you the current lesson series you are studying and some indicators on your progress. Also here you can see our newest lessons which were recently published on our site.


The Flashcards are a useful method to practice new Russian words and expressions. You can create Flashcard decks from your Word Bank: a personalized set of words selected by you. You can access the Word Bank and Flashcards from the Vocabulary tab on the top.


Regarding our methodology, I'd recommend you check out this page: https://www.russianpod101.com/helpcenter/methodology/lessons/


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Leigh
Thursday at 11:04 PM
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Also I have a Mac -- how do I type in Russian?

Leigh Warre
Thursday at 11:02 PM
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I am very confused by the format of this program. Is there a guide to help us get started? I don't know how to use the dashboard, the flash cards, etc.....


Where can I get the help I need?


thanks!

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Hello Joseph,


You are welcome!


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Joseph
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спасиба :)

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Здравствуйте robert groulx,


Спасибо for posting and studying with us. If you have any questions, please let us know. 😄


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robert groulx
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thank you forthe lesson transcript


zdrastvuyte)], which means "hello".


robert

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Hello Louis,


Thank you for sharing this information. 😄


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Louis
Monday at 04:25 PM
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You can also use this website which has a russian keyboard, I use it and it's really good -

https://russian.typeit.org/ - you can then copy your words into google translate to check what you wrote.

robert groulx
Thursday at 08:44 AM
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thank you for the lesson transcript


i know how to say it formal and informal


robert