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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 4! In this lesson you'll learn 5 essential words related to Food &Drink. These are the 5 most popular Russian home cooked meals. 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:Пельмени
Jonathan:Dumplings
Svetlana:(slow) Пельмени (regular) Пельмени
Jonathan:Listeners, please repeat:
Svetlana:Пельмени
[pause - 5 sec.]
Jonathan:Pel’meni are dumplings made from an unleavened dough and usually stuffed with meat, pork or beef, diced onion, and garlic.
Jonathan:Now, let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Svetlana:(normal) Сейчас можно купить замороженные пельмени в любом магазине
Jonathan:Nowadays, frozen pel'meni can be bought in every store
Svetlana:(slow) Сейчас можно купить замороженные пельмени в любом магазине
Jonathan:Okay, what’s the next word?
Svetlana:Щи
Jonathan:Cabbage soup
Svetlana:(slow) Щи (regular) Щи
Jonathan:Listeners, please repeat:
Svetlana:Щи
[pause - 5 sec.]
Jonathan:Shi is a traditional Russian cabbage soup, and the ingredients can vary to include different types of meats and vegetables.
Jonathan:Now, let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Svetlana:(normal) Впервые щи начали готовить в 9 веке
Jonathan:The first Shi was cooked in the 9th century.
Svetlana:(slow) Впервые щи начали готовить в 9 веке
Jonathan:Okay, what’s the next word?
Svetlana:Гречка
Jonathan:Buckwheat
Svetlana:(slow) Гречка (regular) Гречка
Jonathan:Listeners, please repeat:
Svetlana:Гречка
[pause - 5 sec.]
Jonathan:Buckwheat groats are a form of porridge and are a popular Russian side dish.
Jonathan:Now, let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Svetlana:(normal) Гречка - мой любимый гарнир к мясным и рыбным блюдам
Jonathan:Buckwheat is my favorite garnish for meat and fish dishes
Svetlana:(slow) Гречка - мой любимый гарнир к мясным и рыбным блюдам
Jonathan:Okay, what’s the next word?
Svetlana:Котлеты
Jonathan:Minced meat cutlet
Svetlana:(slow) Котлеты (regular) Котлеты
Jonathan:Listeners, please repeat:
Svetlana:Котлеты
[pause - 5 sec.]
Jonathan:Fried or steamed kotleti is a type of meatball and is the Russian equivalent of the American burger.
Jonathan:Now, let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Svetlana:(normal) Котлеты готовят как из свинины так и с говядины, реже из курицы
Jonathan:Kotleti are made from pork or beef, sometimes from chicken
Svetlana:(slow) Котлеты готовят как из свинины так и с говядины, реже из курицы
Jonathan:Okay, what’s the last word?
Svetlana:Оладьи
Jonathan:Flat round piece of dough which is fried on both sides
Svetlana:(slow) Оладьи (regular) Оладьи
Jonathan:Listeners, please repeat:
Svetlana:Оладьи
[pause - 5 sec.]
Jonathan:Olad’i is a fried dessert pancake.
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Jonathan:Now, let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Svetlana:(normal) Оладьи со сметаной очень каллорийные, но зато вкусные
Jonathan:Olad'i with sour cream are very fatty but delicious
Svetlana:(slow) Оладьи со сметаной очень каллорийные, но зато вкусные
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:Пельмени
[pause]Jonathan:Dumplings
Svetlana:Щи
[pause]Jonathan:Cabbage soup
Svetlana:Гречка
[pause]Jonathan:Buckwheat
Svetlana:Котлеты
[pause]Jonathan:Minced meat cutlet
Svetlana:Оладьи
[pause]Jonathan:Flat round piece of dough which is fried on both sides

Outro

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

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RussianPod101.com
Monday at 6:30 pm
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Which meal do you know how to cook better?

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Tuesday at 5:58 pm
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Hello Тарык,


Should be "Оливье". 😄


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Тарык
Friday at 9:26 pm
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Ольивие!)

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Hello Fernando,


Thank you for sharing 😄


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Fernando
Tuesday at 11:30 am
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Котлеты с гречкой 😉