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INTRODUCTION
Jonathan:Hi everyone, I’m Jonathan.
Svetlana:And I’m Svetlana!
Jonathan:And welcome to Culture Class: Essential Russian Vocabulary, Lesson 1! In this lesson you'll learn 5 essential words related to Daily Life. These are the top Five Russian National Holidays. Hand picked. You can find a complete list of vocabulary at RussianPod101.com
FIVE KEY VOCABULARY ITEMS
Jonathan:Svetlana, what’s our first word?
Svetlana:Новый Год
Jonathan:New Year
Svetlana:(slow) Новый Год (regular) Новый Год
Jonathan:Listeners, please repeat:
Svetlana:Новый Год
[pause - 5 sec.]
Jonathan:In Russia the New Year is celebrated with fireworks and champagne.
Jonathan:Now, let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Svetlana:(normal) Новый год в России знаменит своими хороводами и застольями
Jonathan:New Year celebrations in Russia are famous for their folk dances in the circle and hearty meals.
Svetlana:(slow) Новый год в России знаменит своими хороводами и застольями
Jonathan:Okay, what’s the next word?
Svetlana:Рождество Христово
Jonathan:Christmas
Svetlana:(slow) Рождество Христово (regular) Рождество Христово
Jonathan:Listeners, please repeat:
Svetlana:Рождество Христово
[pause - 5 sec.]
Jonathan:The celebration of Christmas has been reintroduced in Russia since 1992 after many years of governmental suppression.
Jonathan:Now, let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Svetlana:(normal) Рождество - это семейный праздник
Jonathan:Christmas is a family holiday.
Svetlana:(slow) Рождество - это семейный праздник
Jonathan:Okay, what’s the next word?
Svetlana:День Защитника Отечества
Jonathan:Defender of the Motherland Day
Svetlana:(slow) День Защитника Отечества (regular) День Защитника Отечества
Jonathan:Listeners, please repeat:
Svetlana:День Защитника Отечества
[pause - 5 sec.]
Jonathan:Defender of the Motherland Day is celebrated on February 23rd and honors military service.
Jonathan:Now, let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Svetlana:(normal) День Защитника отечества сейчас празднуется как день всех мужчин
Jonathan:Nowadays, Defender of the Motherland day is celebrated as simply Men's Day.
Svetlana:(slow) День Защитника отечества сейчас празднуется как день всех мужчин
Jonathan:Okay, what’s the next word?
Svetlana:Международный женский день
Jonathan:International Women's Day
Svetlana:(slow) Международный женский день (regular) Международный женский день
Jonathan:Listeners, please repeat:
Svetlana:Международный женский день
[pause - 5 sec.]
Jonathan:International Women’s Day began as a Socialist political event but is now celebrated as a day of love for women.
Jonathan:Now, let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Svetlana:(normal) В международный женский день восьмого марта мужчины дарят женщинам цветы
Jonathan:Men usually present flowers to women on International Women's Day.
Svetlana:(slow) В международный женский день восьмого марта мужчины дарят женщинам цветы
Jonathan:Okay, what’s the last word?
Svetlana:День Победы
Jonathan:Victory Day
Svetlana:(slow) День Победы (regular) День Победы
Jonathan:Listeners, please repeat:
Svetlana:День Победы
[pause - 5 sec.]
Jonathan:Victory Day is May 9th and is a day off work that is celebrated in many former Soviet Union countries.
Jonathan:Now, let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Svetlana:(normal) Парад посвященный Дню Победы пройдет на Красной Площади
Jonathan:The parade dedicated to Victory Day will take place in Red Square.
Svetlana:(slow) Парад посвященный Дню Победы пройдет на Красной Площади
QUIZ
Jonathan:Okay listeners, are you ready to be quizzed on the words you just learned? Svetlana will give you the Russian – please say the English meaning out loud! Are you ready?
Svetlana:Новый Год
[pause]Jonathan:New Year
Svetlana:Рождество Христово
[pause]Jonathan:Christmas
Svetlana:День Защитника Отечества
[pause]Jonathan:Defender of the Motherland Day
Svetlana:Международный женский день
[pause]Jonathan:International Women's Day
Svetlana:День Победы
[pause]Jonathan:Victory Day

Outro

Jonathan:There you have it – 5 National Holiday names in Russia! We have a more complete list at RussianPod101.com Thanks everyone, see you next time!
Svetlana:-

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Monday at 6:30 pm
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How do you celebrate New Year's (Новый Год) in your country?

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Тарык
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I simply don't use it. Because in last times I worked ever in this period)

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Fireworks with the family, if any of us can afford them. Our church usually has a breakfast-dinner (pancakes) with games and some small fireworks. We do the 10 second count-down to New Year's. How do YOU celebrate New Years? ;P

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I appreciate this teaching very much.

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very nice