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3-Minute Russian Season 1, Lesson 3 - Manners
Introduction
Becky: Welcome to 3-Minute Russian Season 1, Lesson 3 - Manners. In this lesson, you’ll learn how to thank other people in various ways in Russian.
Body
Becky: Here's the way to say 'Thank you.' in Russian.
Elena: [Normal] Спасибо.(Spasiba.)
Becky: This expression has only one word meaning 'thank you.'
Elena: [Normal] спасибо. [Slow] спасибо. (spasiba.)
Becky: Listen again to the expression meaning 'Thank you.'
Elena: [Slow] Спасибо. [Normal] Спасибо.
Becky: Ok, now let's see the way to say 'Thank you very much.'
Elena: [Normal] Большое спасибо. (Bal'shoye spasiba.)
Becky: First is a word meaning 'big'
Elena: [Normal] большое [Slow] большое (bal'shoye)
Becky: Last is the expression meaning 'thank you'
Elena: [Normal] спасибо [Slow] спасибо(spasiba)
Becky: Listen again to the phrase meaning 'Thank you very much.'
Elena: [Slow] Большое спасибо. [Normal] Большое спасибо.
Becky: Next up is the way to say 'Thank you, gladly.'
Elena: [Normal] Спасибо, с удовольствием.(Spasiba, s udavol'stviyem.)
Becky: First is the expression meaning 'thank you'
Elena: [Normal] спасибо [Slow] спасибо (spasiba)
Becky: Next is the word meaning 'with'
Elena: [Normal] с [Slow] с (s)
Becky: Last is the word meaning 'pleasure'
Elena: [Normal] удовольствием [Slow] удовольствием(udavol'stviyem)
Becky: Listen again to the phrase meaning 'Thank you, gladly.'
Elena: [Slow] Спасибо, с удовольствием. [Normal] Спасибо, с удовольствием.
Becky: Finally, here is a way to say 'Thanks for everything.'
Elena: [Normal] Спасибо за всё.(Spasiba za fsyo.)
Becky: First is the expression meaning 'thanks'
Elena: [Normal] спасибо [Slow] спасибо (spasiba)
Becky: Next is the word meaning 'for'
Elena: [Normal] за [Slow] за (za)
Becky: Last is the word meaning 'everything'
Elena: [Normal] всё [Slow] всё (fsyo)
Becky: Listen again to the phrase meaning 'Thanks for everything.'
Elena: [Slow] Спасибо за всё. [Normal] Спасибо за всё.
Cultural Insight
Becky: Now it's time for a quick cultural insight.
Elena: [спасибо] (spasiba) on its own works very well, but if you add the word [большое (bal'shoye)], which means "big", you will definitely impress Russians.

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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Did you already know any of these expressions?

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Tuesday at 6:21 pm
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Hello Jason.


Both variants are OK. As you know, Russian language has free word order. So, "Spasibo bol`shoye" is totally OK.


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Jason
Saturday at 8:22 am
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I have many Russian friends who reverse the two words: "Spasibo bol'shoe". is this not correct?