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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 8! In this lesson you'll learn 5 essential words related to Society &Culture. These are 5 examples of Russian pop and traditional culture. 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:Народные песни и пляски
Jonathan:Folk songs and dances
Svetlana:(slow) Народные песни и пляски (regular) Народные песни и пляски
Jonathan:Listeners, please repeat:
Svetlana:Народные песни и пляски
[pause - 5 sec.]
Jonathan:Russian folk songs and dances are not very popular today because there are more than 300 ethnic groups in Russia and most of them have their own ethnic culture. -
Jonathan:Now, let's hear a sample sentence using this phrase.
Svetlana:(normal) К сожалению русские народные песни и пляски сейчас можно увидеть только на концертах
Jonathan:Unfortunately, now, the only place you can enjoy Russian folk songs and dances is at a concert.
Svetlana:(slow) К сожалению русские народные песни и пляски сейчас можно увидеть только на концертах
Jonathan:Okay, what’s the next word?
Svetlana:Хоровод
Jonathan:Horovod, circle dance
Svetlana:(slow) Хоровод (regular) Хоровод
Jonathan:Listeners, please repeat:
Svetlana:Хоровод
[pause - 5 sec.]
Jonathan:Russians usually do a circle dance while singing folk songs and wearing traditional Russian clothes, like Sarafan and Kaftan. -
Jonathan:Now, let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Svetlana:(normal) На Новый Год принято водить хоровод вокруг елки
Jonathan:It is a tradition to do a circle dance around the Christmas tree on New Year’s night.
Svetlana:(slow) На Новый Год принято водить хоровод вокруг елки
Jonathan:Okay, what’s the next word?
Svetlana:Балет
Jonathan:Ballet
Svetlana:(slow) Балет (regular) Балет
Jonathan:Listeners, please repeat:
Svetlana:Балет
[pause - 5 sec.]
Jonathan:The most famous schools of ballet in Russia are the Mariinskiy Ballet, Bolshoy Ballet, Vaganova Ballet and Mikhalkovskiy Ballet.
Jonathan:Now, let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Svetlana:(normal) Российский балет известен по всему миру
Jonathan:Russian ballet is famous worldwide.
Svetlana:(slow) Российский балет известен по всему миру
Jonathan:Okay, what’s the next word?
Svetlana:Опера
Jonathan:Opera
Svetlana:(slow) Опера (regular) Опера
Jonathan:Listeners, please repeat:
Svetlana:Опера
[pause - 5 sec.]
Jonathan:Composers like Glinka, Mussorgsky, Borodin, Tchaikovsky, Rimsky-Korsakov, Stravinsky, Prokofiev and Shostakovich glorified Russian Opera. -
Jonathan:Now, let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Svetlana:(normal) Опера появилась в России в 18 веке.
Jonathan:Opera came to Russia in the 18th century.
Svetlana:(slow) Опера появилась в России в 18 веке.
Jonathan:Okay, what’s the last word?
Svetlana:Баян
Jonathan:Accordion
Svetlana:(slow) Баян (regular) Баян
Jonathan:Listeners, please repeat:
Svetlana:Баян
[pause - 5 sec.]
Jonathan:The accordion is used in traditional folk concerts. -
Jonathan:Now, let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Svetlana:(normal) Баян назван в честь известного барда
Jonathan:The Russian accordion is named after a famous bard.
Svetlana:(slow) Баян назван в честь известного барда
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:Народные песни и пляски
[pause]Jonathan:Folk songs and dances
Svetlana:Хоровод
[pause]Jonathan:Horovod, circle dance
Svetlana:Балет
[pause]Jonathan:Ballet
Svetlana:Опера
[pause]Jonathan:Opera
Svetlana:Баян
[pause]Jonathan:Accordion

Outro

Jonathan:There you have it – 5 examples of pop and traditional culture in Russia! We have a more complete list at RussianPod101.com. Thanks everyone, see you next time!
Svetlana:

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Which one of the lesson's popular activities would you like to watch if you were in Russia and why?

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Hello Tarek Eldeib,


I also like this song.


Elena


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Tarek Eldeib
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soviet march song Polyushka Polye

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x2YlbiyiuMc