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3-Minute Russian Season 1, Lesson 9 - Talking about Nationalities
Introduction
Becky: Welcome to 3-Minute Russian Season 1, Lesson 9 - Talking about Nationalities. In this lesson, you’ll learn how to use nouns to describe where you are from in simple sentences in Russian.
Body
Becky: Here's the way a male speaker would say 'I am Korean.' in Russian.
Elena: [Normal] Я кореец.(Ya kareyets.)
Becky: First is a word meaning 'I'
Elena: [Normal] я [Slow] я (ya)
Becky: Last is the word meaning 'Korean'
Elena: [Normal] кореец [Slow] кореец(kareyets)
Becky: Listen again to the phrase meaning 'I am Korean.'
Elena: [Slow] Я кореец. [Normal] Я кореец.
Becky: Ok, now let's take a look at the way a female speaker would say 'I am Korean.'
Elena: [Normal] Я кореянка.(Ya kareyanka.)
Becky: First is a word meaning 'I'
Elena: [Normal] я [Slow] я (ya)
Becky: Last is the word meaning 'Korean'
Elena: [Normal] кореянка [Slow] кореянка(kareyanka)
Becky: Listen again to the phrase meaning 'I am Korean.'
Elena: [Slow] Я кореянка. [Normal] Я кореянка.
Becky: Next up is the way to say 'We are American.'
Elena: [Normal] Мы американцы.(My amerikantsy.)
Becky: First is a word meaning 'we'
Elena: [Normal] мы [Slow] мы(my)
Becky: Last is the word meaning 'American'
Elena: [Normal] американцы [Slow] американцы(amerikantsy)
Becky: Listen again to the phrase meaning 'We are American.'
Elena: [Slow] Мы американцы. [Normal] Мы американцы.
Becky: Finally, here is a way to say 'You are Chinese. '
Elena: [Normal] Ты китаец.(Ty kitayets.)
Becky: First is a word meaning 'you'
Elena: [Normal] ты [Slow] ты(ty)
Becky: Last is the word meaning 'Chinese'
Elena: [Normal] китаец [Slow] китаец(kitayets)
Becky: Listen again to the phrase meaning 'You are Chinese.'
Elena: [Slow] Ты китаец. [Normal] Ты китаец.
Cultural Insight
Becky: Now it's time for a quick cultural insight.
Elena: Russia is considered to be home to people belonging to over 160 ethnic groups. Along with Russian, there are 35 different official languages in various regions of Russia.

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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Hi Listeners! Where are you from? 

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Thursday at 08:07 PM
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Здравствуйте, Guy!


Спасибо for taking the time to leave us a comment. We are happy to have you here❤️️

Please, note: "я израильтянин" and "я из Израиля".

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Guy
Monday at 11:54 PM
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Здравствуйте,

- Я израильский.

- я из исраэль

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Sunday at 09:17 PM
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Hello Dulce,


Correct is:


1. Я из Бразилии. (I am from Brasil)

2. Я бразилец. (I am Brazilian - for men)

3. Я бразильянка. (I am Brazilian - for women


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Dulce
Tuesday at 01:21 PM
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Привет Елена

Спасиба!

Я из бразилии.

Я бразилиянска. (is that correct?)


(thanks for the return. appreciated)

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Tuesday at 06:19 PM
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Hello Fernando,


Correct sentence is:


"Я из Бразилии.

Я бразилец"


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Fernando
Thursday at 11:25 AM
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Я из Бразилии.

бразильский

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Thursday at 11:39 AM
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Hello Kathy,


The correct sentence will be...


Я из Австралии (I am from Australia) or you can say...Я австралийка (I’m Australian)


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kathy
Thursday at 09:48 PM
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Я из Австралянка .

I'm Australian