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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 25! In this lesson you'll learn 5 essential words related to Fine arts. These are the top five Russian writers. 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:Александр Пушкин
Jonathan:Alexander Pushkin
Svetlana:(slow) Александр Пушкин (regular) Александр Пушкин
Jonathan:Listeners, please repeat:
Svetlana:Александр Пушкин
[pause - 5 sec.]
Jonathan:Alexander Pushkin’s books are listed in the school curriculum of compulsory subjects. -
Jonathan:Now, let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Svetlana:(normal) Пушкина знают как основателя русской литературы
Jonathan:Pushkin is known as a founder of Russian literature
Svetlana:(slow) Пушкина знают как основателя русской литературы
Jonathan:Okay, what’s the next word?
Svetlana:Лев Толстой
Jonathan:Leo Tolstoy
Svetlana:(slow) Лев Толстой (regular) Лев Толстой
Jonathan:Listeners, please repeat:
Svetlana:Лев Толстой
[pause - 5 sec.]
Jonathan:Leo Tolstoy is a Russian writer who wrote numerous novels and short stories that are read all over the world. -
Jonathan:Now, let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Svetlana:(normal) Война и Мир - самая знаменитая работа Льва Толстова
Jonathan:“War and Peace” is one of the most famous works of Leo Tolstoy
Svetlana:(slow) Война и Мир - самая знаменитая работа Льва Толстова
Jonathan:Okay, what’s the next word?
Svetlana:Фёдор Достоевский
Jonathan:Fyodor Dostoevsky
Svetlana:(slow) Фёдор Достоевский (regular) Фёдор Достоевский
Jonathan:Listeners, please repeat:
Svetlana:Фёдор Достоевский
[pause - 5 sec.]
Jonathan:Fedor Dostoevsky is a Russian writer of novels, short stories and essays, and is best known for his novels “Crime and Punishment,” “The Idiot” and “The Brothers Karamazov.”
Jonathan:Now, let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Svetlana:(normal) Фёдор Достоевский известен своими психологическими рассказами
Jonathan:Fyodor Doskoevsky is also famous for his psychological essays
Svetlana:(slow) Фёдор Достоевский известен своими психологическими рассказами
Jonathan:Okay, what’s the next word?
Svetlana:Михаил Лермонтов
Jonathan:Mikhail Lermontov
Svetlana:(slow) Михаил Лермонтов (regular) Михаил Лермонтов
Jonathan:Listeners, please repeat:
Svetlana:Михаил Лермонтов
[pause - 5 sec.]
Jonathan:Mikhail Lermontov is a famous Russian Romantic writer, poet and painter. -
Jonathan:Now, let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Svetlana:(normal) Михаила Лермонтова считают вторым русским поэтом после Пушкина
Jonathan:Mikhail Lermontov is the second most well-known Russian poet after Pushkin
Svetlana:(slow) Михаила Лермонтова считают вторым русским поэтом после Пушкина
Jonathan:Okay, what’s the last word?
Svetlana:Виктор Пелевин
Jonathan:Victor Pelevin
Svetlana:(slow) Виктор Пелевин (regular) Виктор Пелевин
Jonathan:Listeners, please repeat:
Svetlana:Виктор Пелевин
[pause - 5 sec.]
Jonathan:Pelevin is frequently compared with the famous Russian writer Mikhail Bulgakov, and some of his books have been turned into movies. -
Jonathan:Now, let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Svetlana:(normal) Виктор Пелевин - популярный русский писатель-современник
Jonathan:Victor Pelevin is a popular modern Russian writer
Svetlana:(slow) Виктор Пелевин - популярный русский писатель-современник
QUIZ
Jonathan:Okay listeners, now, it is your turn to say the words you just learned. Svetlana will give you the Russian – please say the name in English out loud! Are you ready?
Svetlana:Александр Пушкин
[pause]Jonathan:Alexander Pushkin
Svetlana:Лев Толстой
[pause]Jonathan:Leo Tolstoy
Svetlana:Фёдор Достоевский
[pause]Jonathan:Fyodor Dostoevsky
Svetlana:Михаил Лермонтов
[pause]Jonathan:Mikhail Lermontov
Svetlana:Виктор Пелевин
[pause]Jonathan:Victor Pelevin

Outro

Jonathan:There you have it – 5 Russian writers! 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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Have you read the works of any of the famous Russian writers?

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Hello erimage,


Thank you for sharing with us! :)


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erimage
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no doubt the 19th century was famous with Pouchkine, Tolstoi, ....but i'm so fond of one writer in this period, Gontcharov with his famous Oblomov and Pallas

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Hello Barry,

Yes, of course we heard. She was born in Saint Petersburg. :grin:

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Yes I love Russian writers. But have you ever heard of Atlas Shrugged Russian born writer Ayn Rand - a masterpiece of a work