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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 15! In this lesson you'll learn 5 essential words related to Recreation &Leisure. These are five popular recreational activities in Russia. Hand picked. You can find a complete list of vocabulary at RussianPod101.com
FIVE KEY VOCABULARY ITEMS
Jonathan:Svetlana, what’s our first phrase?
Svetlana:Шашлык
Jonathan:barbeque
Svetlana:(slow) Шашлык (regular) Шашлык
Jonathan:Listeners, please repeat:
Svetlana:Шашлык
[pause - 5 sec.]
Jonathan:Shashlik is the Russian variety of barbeque, where people grill meat shish kebabs outdoors. -
Jonathan:Now, let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Svetlana:(normal) Шашлык из свинины и баранины наиболее популярен в России
Jonathan:Pork and lamb shashlik are the most popular in Russia
Svetlana:(slow) Шашлык из свинины и баранины наиболее популярен в России
Jonathan:Okay, what’s the next word?
Svetlana:Рыбалка
Jonathan:Fishing
Svetlana:(slow) Рыбалка (regular) Рыбалка
Jonathan:Listeners, please repeat:
Svetlana:Рыбалка
[pause - 5 sec.]
Jonathan:Fishing is a popular outdoor activity in Russia, where Russians throw a picnic near rivers or lakes so that men can fish and women can cook the traditional Russian fishing soup, ukha, afterwards.
Jonathan:Now, let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Svetlana:(normal) Зимняя рыбалка может быть очень интересной, но опасной
Jonathan:Ice fishing can be very interesting but dangerous.
Svetlana:(slow) Зимняя рыбалка может быть очень интересной, но опасной
Jonathan:Okay, what’s the next word?
Svetlana:Чаепитие
Jonathan:Tea drinking
Svetlana:(slow) Чаепитие (regular) Чаепитие
Jonathan:Listeners, please repeat:
Svetlana:Чаепитие
[pause - 5 sec.]
Jonathan:Taking tea breaks are a favorite Russian way to spend the time. -
Jonathan:Now, let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Svetlana:(normal) Традиция чаепития в России насчитывает длинную историю
Jonathan:The tea drinking tradition in Russia has a long history.
Svetlana:(slow) Традиция чаепития в России насчитывает длинную историю
Jonathan:Okay, what’s the next word?
Svetlana:Баня
Jonathan:Russian sauna
Svetlana:(slow) Баня (regular) Баня
Jonathan:Listeners, please repeat:
Svetlana:Баня
[pause - 5 sec.]
Jonathan:The sauna was invented in Russia in the 12th century; it’s a combination of dry sauna, steam bath, massages, and plunges into ice-cold water or snow.
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Jonathan:Now, let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Svetlana:(normal) Русская баня известна по всему миру
Jonathan:The Russian sauna is known around the world.
Svetlana:(slow) Русская баня известна по всему миру
Jonathan:Okay, what’s the last word?
Svetlana:Катание на санках
Jonathan:sledding
Svetlana:(slow) Катание на санках (regular) Катание на санках
Jonathan:Listeners, please repeat:
Svetlana:Катание на санках
[pause - 5 sec.]
Jonathan:Since Russian winters lasts relatively long, there are a lot of outdoor winter activities with snow and ice, and sledding is one of them.
Jonathan:Now, let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Svetlana:(normal) Катание на санках - одно из любимых зимних занятий не только для детей, но и для взрослых
Jonathan:Sledding is one of the favorite outdoor activities, not only for children, but for adults as well.
Svetlana:(slow) Катание на санках - одно из любимых зимних занятий не только для детей, но и для взрослых
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:Шашлык
[pause]Jonathan:barbeque
Svetlana:Рыбалка
[pause]Jonathan:Fishing
Svetlana:Чаепитие
[pause]Jonathan:Tea drinking
Svetlana:Баня
[pause]Jonathan:Russian sauna
Svetlana:Катание на санках
[pause]Jonathan:sledding

Outro

Jonathan:There you have it – 5 recreational activities in Russia! We have a more complete list at RussianPod101.com Thanks everyone, see you next time!
Svetlana:пока пока

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Monday at 6:30 pm
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Welcome back! Russian winter is long and very cold. Does it snow in your country?

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Tuesday at 1:37 pm
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Hello Simon,


That is great to know. We try to put out new lessons every week so I hope you've checked out lesson 244 in this series. Good luck with your studying!


Have a great day!

Erica

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Simon
Thursday at 12:39 pm
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No I was just looking forward to some new information. Learning a language has replaced playing music for now. I used to teach music and I am having a break from it. So I took up learning Russian as a way of stimulating my brain! :P

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Hello Simon!


Thanks for posting! What exactly do you mean? Are you having a hard time playing the audio?


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Erica

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Simon
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:sunglasses: Let me listen!