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3-Minute Russian Season 1, Lesson 23 - Asking for the check
Introduction
Becky: Welcome to 3-Minute Russian Season 1, Lesson 23 - Asking for the check. In this lesson, you’ll learn how to ask for the check and verify the change in Russian.
Body
Becky: Here's the way to ask 'Can you bring the bill, please?' in Russian.
Elena: [Normal] Принесите счёт, пожалуйста.(Prinesite shchot, pazhalusta.)
Becky: First is a word meaning 'bring'
Elena: [Normal] принесите [Slow] принесите (prinesite)
Becky: Next is the word meaning 'bill'
Elena: [Normal] счёт [Slow] счёт(shchot)
Becky: Last is the word meaning 'please'
Elena: [Normal] пожалуйста [Slow] пожалуйста(pazhalusta)
Becky: Note the rising intonation. Listen again to the question meaning 'Can you bring the bill, please?'
Elena: [Slow] Принесите счёт, пожалуйста. [Normal] Принесите счёт, пожалуйста.
Becky: Here's the way to ask, 'Where can I pay the bill?'
Elena: [Normal] Где я могу заплатить?(Gde ya magu zaplatit'?)
Becky: First is a word meaning 'where'
Elena: [Normal] где [Slow] где (gde)
Becky: Next is the word meaning 'I'
Elena: [Normal] я [Slow] я(ya)
Becky: Next is the word meaning 'can'
Elena: [Normal] могу [Slow] могу(magu)
Becky: Last is the word meaning 'pay'
Elena: [Normal] заплатить [Slow] заплатить(zaplatit')
Becky: Note the rising intonation. Listen again to the question meaning 'Where can I pay the bill?'
Elena: [Slow] Где я могу заплатить? [Normal] Где я могу заплатить?
Becky: Here's the way to say 'Excuse me, the change is wrong.'
Elena: [Normal] Извините,сдача неправильная.(Izvinite, sdacha nepravil`naya.)
Becky: First is a word meaning 'excuse me'
Elena: [Normal] извините [Slow] извините(izvinite)
Becky: Next is the word meaning 'change'
Elena: [Normal] сдача [Slow] сдача(sdacha)
Becky: Last is the word meaning 'wrong'
Elena: [Normal] неправильная [Slow] неправильная(nepravil`naya)
Becky: Listen again to the sentence, 'Excuse me, the change is wrong.'
Elena: [Slow] Извините,сдача неправильная. [Normal] Извините,сдача неправильная.
Becky: Here's the way to say, 'Keep the change.'
Elena: [Normal] Сдачи не надо.(Sdachi ne nada.)
Becky: First is a word meaning 'change'
Elena: [Normal] сдачи [Slow] сдачи(sdachi)
Becky: Last is the word meaning 'no need'
Elena: [Normal] не надо [Slow] не надо(ne nada)
Becky: Listen again to the expression meaning 'Keep the change.'
Elena: [Slow] Сдачи не надо. [Normal] Сдачи не надо.
Cultural Insight
Becky: Now it's time for a quick cultural insight.
Elena: In Russia, it is customary to give tips to the waiter or waitress – about 5-10% of the total bill. Russians don't go Dutch. So, if you ask a lady out, don't expect her to pay for herself, not at a restaurant or anywhere else. This is also true about friends, but of course depends on the situation and relationships.

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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Listeners! What would you say if someone gave you the wrong change?

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Tuesday at 10:51 am
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Hello Тарык


Should be "сдача" 😄


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Тарык
Friday at 11:56 pm
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Извините, здача неправильная!)

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Hello Fernando,


Your sentence is correct 👍


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Fernando
Thursday at 6:33 am
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сдача неправильная