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3-Minute Russian Season 1, Lesson 7 - Do you speak English?
Introduction
Becky: Welcome to 3-Minute Russian Season 1, Lesson 7 - Do you speak English? In this lesson, you’ll learn how to ask and answer this question in Russian.
Body
Becky: Here's the formal way to ask 'Do you speak English?' in Russian.
Elena: [Normal] Вы говорите по-английски?(Vy gavarite pa-angliski?)
Becky: First is a word meaning 'you'
Elena: [Normal] вы [Slow] вы (vy)
Becky: Next is the word meaning 'speak'
Elena: [Normal] говорите [Slow] говорите(gavarite)
Becky: Last is the word meaning 'English'
Elena: [Normal] по-английски [Slow] по-английски(pa-angliski)
Becky: Note the rising intonation. Listen again to the formal question meaning 'Do you speak English?'
Elena: [Slow] Вы говорите по-английски? [Normal] Вы говорите по-английски?
Becky: Here's the informal way to ask, 'Do you speak English?'
Elena: [Normal] Ты говоришь по-английски?(Ty gavarish pa-angliski?)
Becky: First is a word meaning 'you'
Elena: [Normal] ты [Slow] ты (ty)
Becky: Next is the word meaning 'speak'
Elena: [Normal] говоришь [Slow] говоришь(gavarish)
Becky: Last is the word meaning 'English'
Elena: [Normal] по-английски [Slow] по-английски(pa-angliski)
Becky: Note again the rising intonation. Listen again to the informal question meaning 'Do you speak English?'
Elena: [Slow] Ты говоришь по-английски? [Normal] Ты говоришь по-английски?
Becky: Here's a response meaning 'Yes, I speak English.'
Elena: [Normal] Да, я говорю по- английски.(Da, ya gavaru pa-angliski.)
Becky: First is a word meaning 'yes'
Elena: [Normal] да [Slow] да(da)
Becky: Next is the word meaning 'I'
Elena: [Normal] я [Slow] я(ya)
Becky: Next is the word meaning 'speak'
Elena: [Normal] говорю [Slow] говорю(gavaru)
Becky: Last is the word meaning 'English'
Elena: [Normal] по-английски [Slow] по-английски(pa-angliski)
Becky: Listen again to the response meaning 'Yes, I speak English.'
Elena: [Slow] Да, я говорю по- английски. [Normal] Да, я говорю по- английски.
Becky: Here's a response meaning, 'No, I don't speak English.'
Elena: [Normal] Нет, я не говорю по-английски.(Net, ya ne gavaru pa-angliski.)
Becky: First is a word meaning 'no'
Elena: [Normal] нет [Slow] нет(net)
Becky: Next is the word meaning 'I'
Elena: [Normal] я [Slow] я(ya)
Becky: Next is the word meaning 'don't'
Elena: [Normal] не [Slow] не(ne)
Becky: Next is the word meaning 'speak'
Elena: [Normal] говорю [Slow] говорю(gavaru)
Becky: Last is the word meaning 'English'
Elena: [Normal] по-английски [Slow] по-английски(pa-angliski)
Becky: Listen again to the response meaning 'No, I don't speak English.'
Elena: [Slow] Нет, я не говорю по-английски. [Normal] Нет, я не говорю по-английски.
Cultural Insight
Becky: Now it's time for a quick cultural insight.
Elena: If you go to Moscow or any famous tourist destination, you will probably find someone that can help you in English. You should try asking younger people first. English is taught at every school, so plenty of young people can speak English nowadays.

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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Monday at 06:30 PM
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Try using this phrase to ask about a different language!

 

Douglas Baird
Tuesday at 05:49 AM
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You might want to define the vocal up inflection that indicates a question.

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Monday at 05:13 AM
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Здравствуйте robert groulx,


Спасибо for posting. We are very happy to have you here. Let us know if you have any questions.


Всего наилучшего,

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robert groulx
Sunday at 12:43 AM
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thank you for the lesson transcript


favorite phrase is Нет, я не говорю по-английски


robert

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Tuesday at 10:31 AM
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Hello Тарык,


Your introduction is great 👍


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Тарык
Tuesday at 09:02 PM
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Ладно давайте Побробуем)


Здравствуйте. Я Тарык. Я из Дагестана но я очень мало говорю по-русский и я не говорю по-испанский. А вы?

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Sunday at 10:09 AM
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Hello Fernando,


Your sentences are great and correct!


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Fernando
Wednesday at 10:26 AM
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Thank you Elena!


Да, я говорю по-португальски. это мой родной язык. Я бразилец.

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Tuesday at 06:37 PM
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Hello Fernando,


Correct sentences are:


"Я говорю по-португальски и по-английски а теперь я изучаю русский.

Ты говоришь по-португальски?"


Elena

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Fernando
Tuesday at 11:40 AM
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Я говорию по-португальски и по-английски а теперь я изучаю по-русски.

Ты говоришь по-португальски?