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INTRODUCTION
Jonathan:Hi everyone, I’m Jonathan.
Svetlana:And I’m Svetlana!
Jonathan:And welcome to Culture Class: Essential Russian Vocab, Lesson 5! In this lesson you'll learn 5 essential words related to Food &Drink. These are 5 popular Russian sweets and desserts. 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:Яблочный Пирог
Jonathan:Apple pie
Svetlana:(slow) Яблочный Пирог (regular) Яблочный ПирогJonathan:Listeners, please repeat:
Svetlana:Яблочный Пирог
[pause - 5 sec.]
Jonathan:Apple pie is a common dessert in Russia, particularly in the fall months.
Jonathan:Now, let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Svetlana:(normal) Яблочный пирог в России - традиционная осенняя выпечка
Jonathan:Russian apple pie is a traditional autumn bakery item.
Svetlana:(slow) Яблочный пирог в России - традиционная осенняя выпечка
Jonathan:Okay, what’s the next word?
Svetlana:Халва
Jonathan:Paste of nuts, sugar and oil
Svetlana:(slow) Халва (regular) Халва
Jonathan:Listeners, please repeat:
Svetlana:Халва
[pause - 5 sec.]
Jonathan:Children sometimes receive halva as a type of candy.
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Jonathan:Now, let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Svetlana:(normal) Родина халвы – Иран
Jonathan:The homeland of halva is Iran.
Svetlana:(slow) Родина халвы – Иран
Jonathan:Okay, what’s the next word?
Svetlana:Пряники
Jonathan:Gingerbread
Svetlana:(slow) Пряники (regular) Пряники
Jonathan:Listeners, please repeat:
Svetlana:Пряники
[pause - 5 sec.]
Jonathan:Pryaniki is a type of gingerbread that is well-known in Russia.
Jonathan:Now, let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Svetlana:(normal) Тульские пряники - самый популярный вид пряников в России
Jonathan:Pryaniki made in Tula city is the most popular in Russia
Svetlana:(slow) Тульские пряники - самый популярный вид пряников в России
Jonathan:Okay, what’s the next word?
Svetlana:Вафли
Jonathan:Sweet waffles, usually with chocolate layers
Svetlana:(slow) Вафли (regular) Вафли
Jonathan:Listeners, please repeat:
Svetlana:Вафли
[pause - 5 sec.]
Jonathan:Sweet waffles are a dessert treat that are square-shaped and sandwiched with chocolate layers. -
Jonathan:Now, let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Svetlana:(normal) Свежие вафли должны хрустеть
Jonathan:Fresh waffles should be crispy.
Svetlana:(slow) Свежие вафли должны хрустеть
Jonathan:Okay, what’s the last word?
Svetlana:Шоколад
Jonathan:Chocolate
Svetlana:(slow) Шоколад (regular) Шоколад
Jonathan:Listeners, please repeat:
Svetlana:Шоколад
[pause - 5 sec.]
Jonathan:There are many factories that make gourmet chocolate in Russia.
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Jonathan:Now, let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Svetlana:(normal) Фабрика ""Красный Октябрь"" производит самый вкусный горький шоколад
Jonathan:The Krasniy Octyabr factory produces the most delicious bitter chocolate.
Svetlana:(slow) Фабрика ""Красный Октябрь"" производит самый вкусный горький шоколад
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:Яблочный Пирог
[pause]
Jonathan:Apple pie
Svetlana:Халва
[pause]Jonathan:Paste of nuts, sugar and oil
Svetlana:Пряники
[pause]Jonathan:Gingerbread
Svetlana:Вафли
[pause]Jonathan:Sweet waffles usually with chocolate layers
Svetlana:Шоколад
[pause]Jonathan:Chocolate

Outro

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

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