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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 21! In this lesson you'll learn 5 essential words related to Transportation &around town. These are 5 frequently used modes of transportation 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 word?
Svetlana:Автобус
Jonathan:Bus
Svetlana:(slow) Автобус (regular) Автобус
Jonathan:Listeners, please repeat:
Svetlana:Автобус
[pause - 5 sec.]
Jonathan:The bus is the most widespread means of public transportation in many Russian cities, towns, and villages. -
Jonathan:Now, let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Svetlana:(normal) Автробус - один из самых дешевых видов транспорта
Jonathan:The bus is one of the cheapest transportation methods.
Svetlana:(slow) Автробус - один из самых дешевых видов транспорта
Jonathan:Okay, what’s the next word?
Svetlana:Метро
Jonathan:Metro
Svetlana:(slow) Метро (regular) Метро
Jonathan:Listeners, please repeat:
Svetlana:Метро
[pause - 5 sec.]
Jonathan:The Moscow metro was opened in 1935 and now is the world's second most heavily used rapid transit system, after Tokyo's twin subway.
Jonathan:Now, let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Svetlana:(normal) В Московском метро есть 12 линий
Jonathan:There are 12 lines in the Moscow metro
Svetlana:(slow) В Московском метро есть 12 линий
Jonathan:Okay, what’s the next word?
Svetlana:Троллейбус
Jonathan:Trolleybus
Svetlana:(slow) Троллейбус (regular) Троллейбус
Jonathan:Listeners, please repeat:
Svetlana:Троллейбус
[pause - 5 sec.]
Jonathan:Today the trolleybus can be found only in the big cities like Moscow and St. Petersburg, and the public is encouraged to use it as an eco-friendly form of transportation. -
Jonathan:Now, let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Svetlana:(normal) Троллейбус был создан в Германии
Jonathan:The trolleybus was invented in Germany.
Svetlana:(slow) Троллейбус был создан в Германии
Jonathan:Okay, what’s the next word?
Svetlana:Автомобиль
Jonathan:Car
Svetlana:(slow) Автомобиль (regular) Автомобиль
Jonathan:Listeners, please repeat:
Svetlana:Автомобиль
[pause - 5 sec.]
Jonathan:The European part of Russian predominantly uses European cars like Volvo, while the Eastern part is more drawn to Japanese cars like Toyota, Mitsubishi, and Nissan. -
Jonathan:Now, let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Svetlana:(normal) Японские автомобили популярны в России
Jonathan:Japanese cars are popular in Russia
Svetlana:(slow) Японские автомобили популярны в России
Jonathan:Okay, what’s the last word?
Svetlana:Такси
Jonathan:Taxi
Svetlana:(slow) Такси (regular) Такси
Jonathan:Listeners, please repeat:
Svetlana:Такси
[pause - 5 sec.]
Jonathan:There are just a few official taxi companies in Russian cities, so most of the taxis are freelance, which usually means the fare can be negotiated with the driver. -
Jonathan:Now, let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Svetlana:(normal) Номер такси есть в телефонном справочнике
Jonathan:The taxi number is listed in the phonebook.
Svetlana:(slow) Номер такси есть в телефонном справочнике
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:Автобус
[pause]Jonathan:Bus
Svetlana:Метро
[pause]Jonathan:Metro
Svetlana:Троллейбус
[pause]Jonathan:Trolleybus
Svetlana:Автомобиль
[pause]Jonathan:Car
Svetlana:Такси
[pause]Jonathan:Taxi

Outro

Jonathan:There you have it – 5 frequently used modes of transportation in Russia! We have a more complete list at RussianPod101.com Thanks everyone, See you next time!
Svetlana:пока пока

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Hello everyone! The Moscow metro (Московский метрополитен - Moskovsky metropoliten) is really unique because of it's architecture! Have you ever been on a Moscow metro ride? Share with us your experience!

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freelance taxis? that sounds kinda scary, actually!