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3-Minute Russian Season 1, Lesson 25 - On the Phone
Introduction
Becky: Welcome to 3-Minute Russian Season 1, Lesson 25 - On the phone. In this lesson, you’ll learn how to understand basic Russian phone vocabulary.
Body
Becky: Here's the way to say 'Hello’ when you’re answering the phone in Russian.
Elena: [Normal] Алло (Alo)
Becky: This expression has only one word meaning 'hello'
Elena: [Normal] алло [Slow] алло (alo)
Becky: Listen again to the expression meaning 'Hello'
Elena: [Slow] Алло. [Normal] Алло.
Becky: Ok, now let's take a look at the way to say 'This is Katya.'
Elena: [Normal] Это Катя.(Eta Katya.)
Becky: First is a word meaning 'this'
Elena: [Normal] это [Slow] это (eta)
Becky: Last is the person’s name, in this case 'Katya'
Elena: [Normal] Катя [Slow] Катя(Katya)
Becky: Listen again to the phrase meaning 'This is Katya.'
Elena: [Slow] Это Катя. [Normal] Это Катя.
Becky: Next up is the way to ask 'May I talk to Katya?'
Elena: [Normal] Могу я поговорить с Катей?(Magu ya pagavarit` s Katey?)
Becky: First is a word meaning 'can'
Elena: [Normal] могу [Slow] могу(magu)
Becky: Next is the word meaning 'I'
Elena: [Normal] я [Slow] я(ya)
Becky: Next is the word meaning 'talk'
Elena: [Normal] поговорить [Slow] поговорить(pagavarit`)
Becky: Next is the word meaning 'with'
Elena: [Normal] с [Slow] с(s)
Becky: Last is the person’s name, 'Katya'
Elena: [Normal] Катей [Slow] Катей(Katey)
Becky: Listen again to the question meaning 'May I talk to Katya?'
Elena: [Slow] Могу я поговорить с Катей? [Normal] Могу я поговорить с Катей?
Becky: Finally, here is a way to say 'I'll call again later.'
Elena: [Normal] Я позвоню еще раз позже.(Ya pazvanu eshcho ras pozzhe.)
Becky: First is a word meaning 'I'
Elena: [Normal] я [Slow] я(ya)
Becky: Next is the word meaning 'will call'
Elena: [Normal] позвоню [Slow] позвоню(pazvanu)
Becky: Next is the word meaning 'again'
Elena: [Normal] еще раз [Slow] еще раз(eshcho ras)
Becky: Last is the word meaning 'later'
Elena: [Normal] позже [Slow] позже(pozzhe)
Becky: Listen again to the phrase meaning 'I'll call again later.'
Elena: [Slow] Я позвоню еще раз позже. [Normal] Я позвоню еще раз позже.
Cultural Insight
Becky: Now it's time for a quick cultural insight.
Elena: You can use the word [Алло (alo)], meaning "hello" when you start speaking on the phone.

Outro

Becky: And that’s all for this lesson. Don’t forget to check out the lesson notes, and we’ll see you in another series!
Elena: Пока.

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Friday at 6:30 pm
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Let's practice here! Who would you like to talk to on the phone?

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Tuesday at 10:48 am
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Hello Тарык,


"Алло. Это Тарык. Могу я поговорить с Аллрй?

Её нет ещё? Ладно. Я позвоню ещё раз позже."


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Тарык
Saturday at 10:32 pm
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Алло. Это Тарык. Могу я поговорить с Алла?


Она нет ещё? Ладно. Я позвоню ещё раз позже

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Friday at 2:36 pm
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Hello Fernando,


Here is a correct sentence: "Я хотел бы поговорить со своей женой."


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Fernando
Friday at 1:11 am
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Я хотел бы поговорить с моей женой.