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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 2! In this lesson you'll learn 5 essential words related to Food &Drink. These are the 5 most popular Russian foods. 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:Борщ
Jonathan:Borsch, a cabbage and beetroot soup with meat
Svetlana:(slow) Борщ (regular) Борщ
Jonathan:Listeners, please repeat:
Svetlana:Борщ
[pause - 5 sec.]
Jonathan:Borsch is a staple soup in Russian cuisine, and its ingredients change according to the region it is cooked in.
Jonathan:Now, let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Svetlana:(normal) Борщ пришёл в Россию из Украины
Jonathan:Borsch came to Russia from Ukraine
Svetlana:(slow) Борщ пришёл в Россию из Украины
Jonathan:Okay, what’s the next word?
Svetlana:Пирожки
Jonathan:Pirozhki, pies usually stuffed with meat or cabbage
Svetlana:(slow) Пирожки (regular) Пирожки
Jonathan:Listeners, please repeat:
Svetlana:Пирожки
[pause - 5 sec.]
Jonathan:Pirozhki are small buns or pies that might be filled with meat, vegetables, or sweet fruit.
Jonathan:Now, let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Svetlana:(normal) Пирожки можно назвать российским фаст фудом
Jonathan:Pirozhki can be called a Russian fast food.
Svetlana:(slow) Пирожки можно назвать российским фаст фудом
Jonathan:Okay, what’s the next word?
Svetlana:Каравай
Jonathan:Karavay, Cottage loaf, round bread
Svetlana:(slow) Каравай (regular) Каравай
Jonathan:Listeners, please repeat:
Svetlana:Каравай
[pause - 5 sec.]
Jonathan:Cottage loaf originated in England and is mostly used for weddings nowadays.
Jonathan:Now, let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Svetlana:(normal) Русские традиционно встречают гостей с караваем, и солью
Jonathan:Traditionally, Russians greet guests with karavay and salt.
Svetlana:(slow) Русские традиционно встречают гостей с караваем, и солью
Jonathan:Okay, what’s the next word?
Svetlana:Блины
Jonathan:Blini, Thin pancake
Svetlana:(slow) Блины (regular) Блины
Jonathan:Listeners, please repeat:
Svetlana:Блины
[pause - 5 sec.]
Jonathan:Blini are very thin pancakes, similar to crepes.
For many Russians, Blini are associated with a famous religious holiday, Maslennica, which lasts for a week and precedes the Great Easter fasting.
Jonathan:Now, let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Svetlana:(normal) Традиционные русские блины подают с красной икрой
Jonathan:Traditional Russian blini are served with caviar
Svetlana:(slow) Традиционные русские блины подают с красной икрой
Jonathan:Okay, what’s the last word?
Svetlana:Оливье
Jonathan:Oliv'ye, a vegetable salad topped with mayonnaise
Svetlana:(slow) Оливье (regular) Оливье
Jonathan:Listeners, please repeat:
Svetlana:Оливье
[pause - 5 sec.]
Jonathan:Oliv’ye usually contains potatoes, pickles, ham and mayonnaise; it’s a popular dish in many eastern countries and known as a Russian salad, even though the ingredients might be different.
Jonathan:Now, let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Svetlana:(normal) Оливье - это традиционное новогоднее блюдо
Jonathan:Oliv'ye is a traditional New Year dish
Svetlana:(slow) Оливье - это традиционное новогоднее блюдо
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:Борщ
[pause]Jonathan:Cabbage and beetroot soup with meat
Svetlana:Пирожки
[pause]Jonathan:pies usually stuffed with meat or cabbage
Svetlana:Каравай
[pause]Jonathan:Karavay, Cottage loaf, round bread
Svetlana:Блины
[pause]Jonathan:Blini, Thin pancake
Svetlana:Оливье
[pause]Jonathan:Oliv'ye, vegetable salad topped with mayonnaise

Outro

Jonathan:There you have it – 5 popular foods 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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What more do you know about Russian cuisine?

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Friday at 3:20 pm
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Hi Тарык,


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Тарык
Thursday at 11:25 pm
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They are the best ones as for me!)

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Thursday at 9:44 pm
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Hello Ahmed,


Yes, as far as I know, it is true. 😁


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Ahmed
Tuesday at 2:07 pm
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excuse me , is this true information ?


Борщ пришел в Россию из Украины

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Tuesday at 10:27 am
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Hi Tina,


Thank you for posting!

You can find more traditional Russian dishes, with pictures here:

https://www.russianpod101.com/russian-vocabulary-lists/whats-your-favorite-russian-food

Let us know if you have questions.


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Tino Schellander
Thursday at 10:33 pm
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It would be of great help to have some pictures of these dishes!!

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Tuesday at 10:39 am
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Hello Fernando,


I also like it so much! 😄


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Fernando
Friday at 7:36 am
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My favorite one: селёдка под шубой 😉

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Sunday at 8:29 pm
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Hello Paul,


I couldn't find this sample sentence in this lesson....:disappointed:


Elena


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Paul
Wednesday at 9:50 pm
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I think I found and Error in the Sample sentences. One sentence has:


завтра мы идём в кино.


Translation says: "Tomorrow I'm going to the cinema."


Shouldn't this be, "Tomorrow We are going to the Cinema." ?