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3-Minute Russian Season 1, Lesson 5 - Making Apologies
Introduction
Becky: Welcome to 3-Minute Russian Season 1, Lesson 5 - Making Apologies. In this lesson, you’ll learn how to apologize in Russian.
Body
Becky: Here's the informal way to say 'Excuse me.' in Russian.
Elena: [Normal] Извини.(Izvini.)
Becky: This expression has only one word meaning 'Excuse me.'
Elena: [Normal] Извини. [Slow] Извини. (Izvini.)
Becky: Listen again to the informal expression meaning 'Excuse me.'
Elena: [Slow] Извини. [Normal] Извини.
Becky: Ok, now let's take a look at the formal way to say 'Excuse me.'
Elena: [Normal] Извините. (Izvinite.)
Becky: This expression has only one word meaning 'Excuse me.'
Elena: [Normal] Извините. [Slow] Извините. (Izvinite.)
Becky: Listen again to the formal expression meaning 'Excuse me.'
Elena: [Slow] Извините. [Normal] Извините.
Becky: Next up is the formal way to say 'My bad!'
Elena: [Normal] Это моя вина! (Eta maya vina.)
Becky: First is a word meaning 'this'
Elena: [Normal] это [Slow] это (eta)
Becky: Next is the word meaning 'my'
Elena: [Normal] моя [Slow] моя(maya)
Becky: Last is the word meaning 'fault'
Elena: [Normal] вина [Slow] вина(vina)
Becky: Listen again to the formal phrase meaning 'My bad!'
Elena: [Slow] Это моя вина! [Normal] Это моя вина!
Becky: Finally, here is a formal way to say 'I'm sorry.'
Elena: [Normal] Простите.(prastite)
Becky: This expression has only one word meaning 'I'm sorry.'
Elena: [Normal] простите [Slow] простите(prastite)
Becky: Listen again to the formal expression meaning 'I'm sorry.'
Elena: [Slow] Простите. [Normal] Простите.
Cultural Insight
Becky: Now it's time for a quick cultural insight.
Elena: Making apologies in Russian is really very simple. You can use the words [извините (izvinite)] or [простите (prastite)]. These words are also commonly used to catch someone’s attention.

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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Hi Listeners! Let's practice in the comments!

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thank you for the lesson transcripts


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Jason
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In another section, they said that "Izvinitye" was the ONLY word to say "sorry", "excuse me", "pardon me", etc.? now you added another word to mean the same thing? I'm glad I thought to check here! I wonder what else I'm missing!