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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 23! In this lesson you'll learn 5 essential words related to Transportation &around town. These are top five popular chain stores 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:ГУМ
Jonathan:GUM Department Store
Svetlana:(slow) ГУМ (regular) ГУМ
Jonathan:Listeners, please repeat:
Svetlana:ГУМ
[pause - 5 sec.]
Jonathan:The GUM is a state-run Department Store and has a wide range of goods, domestic and imported, as well as a movie theater, library, restaurants, and more. -
Jonathan:Now, let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Svetlana:(normal) ГУМ расположен на Красной Площади
Jonathan:The GUM Department Store is located in the Red Square
Svetlana:(slow) ГУМ расположен на Красной Площади
Jonathan:Okay, what’s the next word?
Svetlana:Берёзка /Мойдодыр
Jonathan:Beryozka and Moidodyr, household goods chains
Svetlana:(slow) Берёзка/Мойдодыр (regular) Берёзка/Мойдодыр
Jonathan:Listeners, please repeat:
Svetlana:Берёзка/Мойдодыр
[pause - 5 sec.]
Jonathan:The Beryozka and Moidodyr household goods discount chains are well-known in Russia. -
Jonathan:Now, let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Svetlana:(normal) Берёзка и Мойдодыр - одни из самых больших сетей магазинов промышленных товаров
Jonathan:Beryozka and Moidodyr are the biggest chains selling household goods in Russia.
Svetlana:(slow) Берёзка и Мойдодыр - одни из самых больших сетей магазинов промышленных товаров
Jonathan:Okay, what’s the next word?
Svetlana:Техносила
Jonathan:Technosila Electronics Store
Svetlana:(slow) Техносила (regular) Техносила
Jonathan:Listeners, please repeat:
Svetlana:Техносила
[pause - 5 sec.]
Jonathan:TechnoSila has a wide variety of imported electronic items. -
Jonathan:Now, let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Svetlana:(normal) Техносила предлагает большой выбор электро приборов
Jonathan:There is a wide range of electronic appliances in Technosila
Svetlana:(slow) Техносила предлагает большой выбор электро приборов
Jonathan:Okay, what’s the next word?
Svetlana:Снежная Королева
Jonathan:Snezhnaya Koroleva, Fur coat store
Svetlana:(slow) Снежная Королева (regular) Снежная Королева
Jonathan:Listeners, please repeat:
Svetlana:Снежная Королева
[pause - 5 sec.]
Jonathan:Snezhnaya Koroleva is a well-known chain of fur coats and outer clothing stores with its headquarters and flagship stores located in Moscow and smaller stores all over the country. -
Jonathan:Now, let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Svetlana:(normal) Знаменитая российская поп певица рекламирует магазин Снежная Королева
Jonathan:A famous Russian pop singer does the promotion for Snezhnaya Koroleva
Svetlana:(slow) Знаменитая российская поп певица рекламирует магазин Снежная Королева
Jonathan:Okay, what’s the last word?
Svetlana:М-Видео
Jonathan:M-Video Electronics Store
Svetlana:(slow) М-Видео (regular) М-Видео
Jonathan:Listeners, please repeat:
Svetlana:М-Видео
[pause - 5 sec.]
Jonathan:M-video is one of the biggest consumer electronics retail stores in the Russian market. -
Jonathan:Now, let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Svetlana:(normal) М-Видео предлагает большие сезонные скидки
Jonathan:M-video offers good seasonal discounts.
Svetlana:(slow) М-Видео предлагает большие сезонные скидки
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 name in English out loud! Are you ready?
Svetlana:ГУМ
[pause]Jonathan:GUM Department Store
Svetlana:Березка/Мойдодыр
[pause]Jonathan:Beryozka and Moidodyr, Household goods chains
Svetlana:Техносила
[pause]Jonathan:TechnoSila, Electronics store
Svetlana:Снежная Королева
[pause]Jonathan:Snezhnaya Koroleva, Fur coat store
Svetlana:М-Видео
[pause]Jonathan:M-Video, Electronics store

Outro

Jonathan:There you have it – 5 popular chain stores names in Russia! We have a more complete list at RussianPod101.com Thanks eveyone, See you next time!
Svetlana:пока пока

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If you were out for shopping in Russia, what kind of items would you buy?

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Hello Catherine Bouveyron,


Thank you for adding! Translation and explanation are great!


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In addition:


1 GUM is the name of the main department store in many cities of the former Soviet Union, known as State Department Store (Russian: Государственный универсальный магазин, tr. Gosudarstvennyi Universalnyi Magazin) during the Soviet times.


2 Берёзка, lit. "little birch tree")


2 Мойдодыр:The name may be literally translated: "Wash 'til Holes".


3 «Техносила» объявила прощальную распродажу перед закрытием

https://vc.ru/25722-tehnosila-game-over

Sep 8, 2017 - «Техносила» запустила на своём сайте последнюю распродажу перед закрытием компании. Ранее владелец ритейлера, группа «Сафмар», решил отказаться от бренда «Техносила».


4 Снежная Королева, lit.: Snow Queen