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INTRODUCTION
Eddie: Eddie here. Beginner Series Season 2, Lesson 22 – I feel horrible. So it seems like my guess was right. The fish was bad and now our guy got food poisoning.
Oksana: He’s just too spoiled. If he’d drunk a glass of vodka right after it, everything would have been ok.
Eddie: Oh, he’s far from spoiled. Life has beaten him a lot, at least in Russia. He’s just too shy to say no to an aggressive waitress.
Oksana: Well, his shyness just ruined a nice evening with a girl for him.
Eddie: Bummer. Let’s listen how that happened.
DIALOGUE
Eddie: [Наташа, извини, я не могу к тебе зайти сегодня. Я ужасно себя чувствую. Я думаю, это вчерашняя рыба в ресторане.]
Oksana: [Ой, как жалко! Может быть, пойти в поликлинику, к врачу?]
Eddie: Once again, slowly.
Oksana: [Еще раз, медленнее.]
Eddie: [Наташа, извини, я не могу к тебе зайти сегодня. Я ужасно себя чувствую. Я думаю, это вчерашняя рыба в ресторане.]
Oksana: [Ой, как жалко! Может быть, пойти в поликлинику, к врачу?]
Eddie: Once again, with the translation.
Oksana: Еще раз, с переводом. Наташа, извини, я не могу к тебе зайти сегодня. Я ужасно себя чувствую. Я думаю, это вчерашняя рыба в ресторане.
Eddie: Natasha, I'm sorry, I can’t drop in on you today. I feel horrible. I think it’s yesterday’s fish in the restaurant.
Oksana: Ой, как жалко! Может быть, пойти в поликлинику, к врачу?
POST CONVERSATION BANTER
Eddie: “Oh, what a pity! Maybe you should go to a health center, to a doctor.” Yep, no Natasha for Kevin tonight. All he can do is stay at home and learn Russian. And we too will take a look into the vocabulary for this lesson.
VOCAB LIST
Oksana: [Зайти]
Eddie: To drop in, to drop by, to visit a friend.
Oksana: [Зайти]
Eddie: Next.
Oksana: [Ужасно]
Eddie: Horrible, horribly, awful, awfully.
Oksana: [Ужасно]
Eddie: Next one.
Oksana: [Чувствовать себя]
Eddie: To feel (about health).
Oksana: [Чувствовать себя]
Eddie: Next.
Oksana: [Вчерашний]
Eddie: Yesterday’s.
Oksana: [Вчерашний]
Eddie: Next.
Oksana: [Как жалко]
Eddie: What a shame.
Oksana: [Как жалко]
Eddie: Next.
Oksana: [Пойти]
Eddie: To go.
Oksana: [Пойти]
Eddie: Next.
Oksana: [Поликлиника]
Eddie: A health center.
Oksana: [Поликлиника]
Eddie: And next.
Oksana: [Врач]
Eddie: A doctor.
Oksana: [Врач]
VOCAB AND PHRASE USAGE
Eddie: Let’s have a closer look at the usage for some of the words and phrases from this lesson. The first word we’ll look at is [зайти].
Oksana: [Зайти] means “to come for a quick visit”, usually without arranging a particular time. It can be used for visiting people or for dropping by a shop or another place. If you’re visiting a person, you should use the word with the preposition [к], “to”, such as [Зайти к другу]. And if it’s a place, you should put [в] after [зайти].
Eddie: Which means “in”, “into” or “to” such as [Зайти в магазин]. The next word is an adverb which means “terribly” or “horribly”.
Oksana: [Ужасно]. You can make a simple exclamation with it such as [Это ужасно] or “It’s horrible!”
Eddie: You can also use it to mean “Really?”, right?
Oksana: For example, [Я ужасно устал].
Eddie: Literally, it would be “I’m terribly tired” so you can use this word just like you do in English.
Oksana: The next phrase is pretty important to know - “to feel”, [Чувствовать себя]. [Чувствовать] means “to feel” but you should remember to add [себя], which means “myself, yourself” etc.
Eddie: Even if you’re talking about someone’s health.
Oksana: Right. [Он плохо себя чувствует] means “He’s feeling bad”.
Eddie: The next word might sound familiar to you.
Oksana: [Вчерашний]
Eddie: “Yesterday’s”. Obviously, it comes from the word [вчера] meaning “yesterday”, and the ending [шний] is just an equivalent of the English S after the apostrophe.
Oksana: Kevin was talking about yesterday’s fish. And fish is feminine in Russian, therefore we have to change [вчерашний] into [вчерашняя]. For example, [Вчерашняя рыба].
Eddie: Next we have an exclamation – “What a pity!” Natasha is very upset.
Oksana: Yes, [Как жалко!] . [Жалко] is the word for “pity”.
Eddie: Then we have one of the many Russian words of motion, “to go on foot”.
Oksana: [Пойти]
Eddie: Natasha suggests Kevin go to [поликлиника], which means “a big health center”. A typical [policlinic] houses general medical practitioners such as doctors and nurses to provide ambulatory care. And the word for [doctor] is…
Oksana: [Врач]. Well, you can also say [доктор], but it’s a very informal word, not used in serious situations.
Eddie: I see. And Natasha tries to show all of her serious concern.

Lesson focus

Eddie: We’ve touched the word [зайти] already and told you the usage of it with the prepositions [в] and [к]. Let’s take a closer look at those prepositions.
Oksana: In Russian, prepositions [в] and [к] can both mean “to”, which is quite confusing. Which one do we use?
Eddie: There’s a simple rule to help you. We use [в] when talking about going to a place.
Oksana: [Я иду в школу] means “I’m going to school”.
Eddie: And use [к] when talking about going to a person.
Oksana: [Я иду к маме] means “I’m going to my mother”.
Eddie: When [в] means “to” in English, we use the accusative case after it. Just remind you, in the accusative case, masculine, neutral and plural nouns don’t change. Feminine nouns change from [а] to [у].
Oksana: [Я иду в больницу]
Eddie: I’m going to hospital.
Oksana: [Он идет в банк]
Eddie: “He’s going to the bank.” And after the preposition [к] we use the dative case. In the dative case, the endings for feminine nouns is [е] and the endings for masculine and neutral nouns are [у] or [ю].
Oksana: [Пойдем к Марине]
Eddie: Let’s go to Marina.
Oksana: [Мы ходили к Виктору]
Eddie: “We went to Victor’s.” That just about does it for today. Ok, some of our listeners already know about the most powerful tool on RussianPod101.com.

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Eddie: So thanks for being with us today. See you soon.
Oksana: [Пока!]

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Tuesday at 6:30 pm
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Hello everyone!

How would you say to a Russian friend "I am sorry I cannot drop by today as I am really sick" 

 

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Monday at 12:29 am
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Здравствуйте robert groulx,


Спасибо for posting and studying with us. If you have any questions, please let us know. 😄


Всего наилучшего,

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Sunday at 7:45 pm
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Hello Tak,


No, he is not native. 😳 I checked this word. It doesn't seem wrong to me.


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robert groulx
Friday at 9:26 am
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thank you for the lesson transcript


[Я иду в школу] meaning i going to school


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Tak
Thursday at 12:53 pm
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sorry but the male speaker here is a native russian speaker? I find it a little bit strange when he speaks. He pronounced думаю dúmajo but the correct way is dúmaju [ˈduməjʊ].

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Tuesday at 7:29 pm
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Hi Lorren,


Don`t worry, he will be Ok! :smile:


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Lorren
Monday at 2:28 pm
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Poor Kevin! I feel so bad for him!

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Tuesday at 5:25 pm
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Hello Andy,


Your sentence is correct. :thumbsup:


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Andy
Monday at 9:42 pm
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Извини́! я не зайду́ сего́дня потому́ что я боле́ю.

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Sunday at 10:08 pm
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Jeanine,


Almost everything is correct, except the word "приходить" :smile:


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Jeanine
Tuesday at 12:38 pm
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Я думаю: "Извини. Я не могу приходить к тебе сегодня, потому-что я очень больная."


Except I'm totally guessing on "drop by."