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3-Minute Russian Season 1, Lesson 22 - Ordering at a Restaurant
Introduction
Becky: Welcome to 3-Minute Russian Season 1, Lesson 22 - Ordering at a restaurant. In this lesson, you’ll learn how to order at a restaurant or coffee shop in Russian.
Body
Becky: Here's the way to ask 'Can I see the menu?' in Russian.
Elena: [Normal] Можно посмотреть меню?(Mozhna pasmatret` menyu?)
Becky: First is a word meaning 'can'
Elena: [Normal] можно [Slow] можно (mozhna)
Becky: Next is the word meaning 'see'
Elena: [Normal] посмотреть [Slow] посмотреть(pasmatret`)
Becky: Last is the word meaning 'menu'
Elena: [Normal] меню [Slow] меню(menyu)
Becky: Listen again to the question meaning 'Can I see the menu?'
Elena: [Slow] Можно посмотреть меню? [Normal] Можно посмотреть меню?
Becky: Ok, now let's take a look at the formal way to ask 'What do you recommend?'
Elena: [Normal] Что вы рекомендуете?(Shto vy rekamenduyete?)
Becky: First is a word meaning 'what'
Elena: [Normal] что [Slow] что (shto)
Becky: Next is the word meaning 'you'
Elena: [Normal] вы [Slow] вы(vy)
Becky: Last is the word meaning 'recommend'
Elena: [Normal] рекомендуете [Slow] рекомендуете(rekamenduyete)
Becky: Listen again to the formal question meaning 'What do you recommend?'
Elena: [Slow] Что вы рекомендуете? [Normal] Что вы рекомендуете?
Becky: Next up is the formal way to say 'A coffee for me, please.'
Elena: [Normal] Мне кофе, пожалуйста.(Mne kofe, pazhalusta. )
Becky: First is a word meaning 'for me'
Elena: [Normal] мне [Slow] мне(mne)
Becky: Next is the word meaning 'coffee'
Elena: [Normal] кофе [Slow] кофе(kofe)
Becky: Last is the word meaning 'please'
Elena: [Normal] пожалуйста [Slow] пожалуйста(pazhalusta)
Becky: Listen again to the formal sentence meaning 'A coffee for me, please.'
Elena: [Slow] Мне кофе, пожалуйста. [Normal] Мне кофе, пожалуйста.
Becky: Finally, here is the informal way to say 'I want coffee.'
Elena: [Normal] Я хочу кофе.(Ya khachu kofe.)
Becky: First is a word meaning 'I'
Elena: [Normal] Я [Slow] Я(ya)
Becky: Next is the phrase meaning 'want'
Elena: [Normal] хочу [Slow] хочу (khachu)
Becky: Last is the word meaning 'coffee'
Elena: [Normal] кофе [Slow] кофе(kofe)
Becky: Listen again to the informal sentence meaning 'I want coffee.'
Elena: [Slow] Я хочу кофе.. [Normal] Я хочу кофе..
Cultural Insight
Becky: Now it's time for a quick cultural insight.
Elena: The last phrase will come in handy if you have a menu with pictures. Just point at what you want and say it - [Это, пожалуйста (Eta, pazhalusta)], which means "This, please"

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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Hi Listeners, what would you like to order?

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Tuesday at 10:49 am
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Hello Тарык,


"Я бы хотел пельмени и воду без газа. Ой, нет...

Что вы порекомендуете?"


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Тарык
Friday at 11:45 pm
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Добрый день!


Я бы хотел пелмени и безгазовый вода. Да, нет....

Что вы рекомендуете?

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Friday at 2:44 pm
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Hello Fernando,


You can say: "Я хотел бы выпить живого пива 0,5л и перекусить сухариками."


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Fernando
Thursday at 1:34 am
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Я хотел бы живое пиво 0,5л и сухари перекусать.