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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 11! In this lesson you'll learn 5 essential words related to Geography &Nature. These are five Russian plants. 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:Ромашка
Jonathan:Chamomile
Svetlana:(slow) Ромашка (regular) Ромашка
Jonathan:Listeners, please repeat:
Svetlana:Ромашка
[pause - 5 sec.]
Jonathan:Chamomile is the Russian national flower; it symbolizes love. -
Jonathan:Now, let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Svetlana:(normal) Цветы ромашки широко применяют в медицине
Jonathan:Chamomile flowers are widely used in medicine
Svetlana:(slow) Цветы ромашки широко применяют в медицине
Jonathan:Okay, what’s the next word?
Svetlana:Одуванчик
Jonathan:Dandelion
Svetlana:(slow) Одуванчик (regular) Одуванчик
Jonathan:Listeners, please repeat:
Svetlana:Одуванчик
[pause - 5 sec.]
Jonathan:The varieties of dandelion that are cultivated as a food crop are mostly grown in Eurasia.
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Jonathan:Now, let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Svetlana:(normal) В России листья одуванчика используются в качестве еды
Jonathan:Dandelion leaves are used as food in Russia
Svetlana:(slow) В России листья одуванчика используются в качестве еды
Jonathan:Okay, what’s the next word?
Svetlana:Берёза
Jonathan:Birch tree
Svetlana:(slow) Берёза (regular) Берёза
Jonathan:Listeners, please repeat:
Svetlana:Берёза
[pause - 5 sec.]
Jonathan:The birch tree is considered to be a national tree in Russia.. -
Jonathan:Now, let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Svetlana:(normal) Существуют около ста видов берёз в России
Jonathan:There are about one hundred kinds of birch tree in Russia
Svetlana:(slow) Существуют около ста видов берёз в России
Jonathan:Okay, what’s the next word?
Svetlana:Сосна
Jonathan:Pine tree
Svetlana:(slow) Сосна (regular) Сосна
Jonathan:Listeners, please repeat:
Svetlana:Сосна
[pause - 5 sec.]
Jonathan:In Russian folk culture, the pine tree is associated with endurance because it is hardy enough to stand up to the severe Russian climate.
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Jonathan:Now, let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Svetlana:(normal) Сосна достигает 40 метров в высоту
Jonathan:Pine trees can reach 40 meters in height
Svetlana:(slow) Сосна достигает 40 метров в высоту
Jonathan:Okay, what’s the last word?
Svetlana:Рябина
Jonathan:Mountain ash
Svetlana:(slow) Рябина (regular) Рябина
Jonathan:Listeners, please repeat:
Svetlana:Рябина
[pause - 5 sec.]
Jonathan:The mountain ash tree is another national plant in Russia. -
Jonathan:Now, let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Svetlana:(normal) В России очень популярны бусы из рябины
Jonathan:Beads made from ash berries are very popular in Russia
Svetlana:(slow) В России очень популярны бусы из рябины
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:Ромашка
[pause]Jonathan:Chamomile
Svetlana:Одуванчик
[pause]Jonathan:Dandelion
Svetlana:Береза
[pause]Jonathan:Birch tree
Svetlana:Сосна
[pause]Jonathan:Pine tree
Svetlana:Рябина
[pause]Jonathan:Mountain ash

Outro

Jonathan:There you have it – 5 plant 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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In your country, do you use specific flowers in ceremonies or special events that have a special meaning? Tell us about it below!

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Hello Fernando,


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"В Бразилии очень популярны орхидеи" 👍


Pronunciation of "рябина" is "рибина" 😁


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Fernando
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В Бразилии очень популярний орхидея


I heard "рибина" and not "рябина" when Svetlana speaks.


Ромашка это тоже есть хорошая песня Земфира 👍

"Привет ромашки..."