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Anna: Здравствуйте! Hello, this is Ana.
Erik: Eric here and welcome to part three of our Introduction Series at RussianPod101.com. A fast, easy and fun way to learn Russian.
Anna: In the previous lesson we covered self-introductions and introduced you to several powerful tools to help you perfect your pronunciation and get your speaking right away.
Erik: In this lesson, we’re going to introduce several more powerful tools that will speed up the learning process for you and make things stick.
Anna: With this lesson and the new tools we cover, we’re going to show you how to rapidly master and retain vocabulary in key phrases.
Erik: A rich vocabulary is one of the keys to fluency and we’ve developed a powerful system to make this process fast and fun. It starts with a break down approach, used in the audio lessons and continues with the following tools developed specifically by our team of linguists and technicians to help you learn vocabulary fast.
Anna: So, as you already know, first we introduced the breakdown of the vocabulary in the audio lesson. To make sure you can understand it and say it, next, see the vocabulary and key phrases in the lesson notes.
Erik: You can see the words and hear the pronunciation in the same location. On the site, we have a vocabulary list for each lesson that includes the audio file, so you can hear while you see each word. Hear the word again and again, while seeing the definition.
Anna: We also have a solution for difficult words.
Erik: That’s right. You can save any word to your own word bank, which where you see and hear it any time.
Anna: Remember! The audio lesson you’re about to hear is one part of our system. After listening to this audio lesson -
Erik: Visit the site, RussianPod101.com and sign up for your free lifetime account. Next, experience the power of the tools designed for you to rapidly master vocabulary and key phrases effortlessly.
Anna: Use the vocabulary list, your own word bank, to master new Russian words.
Erik: By mastering the vocabulary of each lesson, you’ll be able to engage in conversations fast. We’ve made a system that allows you, the listener, to master Russian in a fast and easy way.
Anna: Now, as you know, each lesson is based on a practical dialogue, so in this lesson we’ll be looking at?
Erik: A dialogue between two people saying goodbye.
Anna: This conversation takes place at an airport, between two friends.
Erik: All right, let’s listen to the conversation.
Anna: We are going to listen three times. The first time, at the natural native speed.
Erik: So you can get used to the Russian used in the real world.
Anna: The second time, nice and slow. You saw that you can follow and pick up the words and pronunciation.
Erik: And the third time, at natural native speed with the translation, so you can fully grasp and understand the conversation.
Anna: Okay, so let’s listen then.
Erik: Here we go.
Anna: До свидания.
Erik: Пока, до встречи!
Erik: Now, one time, slowly.
Anna: До свидания.
Erik: Пока, до встречи! This time, natural native speed, with the translation.
Anna: До свидания.
Erik: “Goodbye.”
Anna: Пока, до встречи!
Erik: “Bye, see you soon.”
Anna: This conversation is really useful. It’s simple, and very common.
Erik: That’s right. It can be used whenever you’re saying goodbye to a friend.
Anna: But the interesting thing is that there are two goodbyes in there. The first one, До свидания. is formal, and the second one Пока, до встречи! isn’t formal. So we have the best of both worlds.
Erik: We certainly do, Ana. Okay, let’s take a look at the vocabulary and key phrases for this lesson.
Anna: First, I’ll give you the word at natural native speed.
Erik: Then, I’ll give you the English equivalent.
Anna: Then, I’ll break down the word by syllable.
Erik: So, that you can catch everything.
Anna: And say it right away. Then, I’ll give the word one more time at natural native speed.
Erik: Okay, ready?
Anna: Yeah.
Erik: The first word is?
Anna: До свидания
Erik: “Goodbye.”
Anna: До свидания. До свидания
Erik: So Ana, this is the polite form of saying “goodbye”, right?
Anna: Yes, but we can use this with friends as well.
Erik: So what do we have that can be used when we’ll see people soon?
Anna: We can say До скорого. or До встречи.
Erik: “See you soon”. Can you help us break this one down?
Anna: Okay. До скорого, До скорого
Erik: Okay, and that literally means “Until soon”?
Anna: Right.
Erik: Okay. “See you soon”, great. Ana, is this also formal?
Anna: Actually, this is informal compared to До свидания.
Erik: Okay. What about a really informal way to say “goodbye”?
Anna: Okay you can say Пока
Erik: It’s my favorite way to say.
Anna: Right. Mine too.
Erik: So let’s break that down real quick.
Anna: Okay. Пока, Пока
Erik: And it just means “bye”.
Anna: “Bye”.
Erik: You can use it with friends and family as well, right?
Anna: Yes, that’s true.
Erik: So, just to recap, let’s go over to the pronunciation of the two “goodbyes” that we’ve covered quickly. What’s the one that you’re using when talking to a person you don’t know.
Anna: Okay. The safest one to say is До свидания.
Erik: До свидания, I think many people know this one.
Anna: Right.
Erik: How about the one you say when you’ll see someone soon?
Anna: Actually you can use Пока or До встречи..
Erik: Thanks Ana. A great way to really practice these words is to review the phrases with the line by line audio tool.
Anna: And you will perfect your pronunciation.
Erik: Then grab the review track so you can keep the phrase fresh in your mind, while listening anywhere, any time.
Anna: Once you think you’ve mastered the phrase or got the hang of it…
Erik: Then you can finally test yourself with the flashcards to make sure you’ve got it. Quizzing yourself is one of the most well-known ways to make things stick.
Anna: There, we have questions focusing on grammar and vocabulary so you can reinforce everything in the lesson, quickly and easily.
Erik: All right, Ana. Is there another word we should know?
Anna: Actually, yes. There is the word Прощай.
Erik: And this means “goodbye forever”?
Anna: Well, actually yes.
Erik: When can you use Прощай?
Anna: Actually, you would use this word when you think that you’ll never see a person again.
Erik: Oh my. So, hopefully you don’t have to use this word too much.
Anna: Yeah, that’s true.
Erik: Kind of sad.
Anna: Well yes. But, we hardly say this one or maybe when you break up with your boyfriend or girlfriend.
Erik: Have you ever said this word, Ana?
Anna: It’s kind of personal.
Erik: Okay.
Anna: Well, actually we do say this word.
Erik: Okay. I won’t ask how many times.
Anna: Don’t.
Erik: Okay.
Anna: Okay, Eric. Getting back to the lesson, all words will also appear on the lesson notes, vocabulary lists and the review track.
Erik: So visit RussianPod101.com and see how easy it is to master words when you see and hear them in our system. Here, in audio lessons, see them on the site, on your iPod and in the lesson notes.
Anna: Then see and hear them on the vocab list.
Erik: Finally, take them with you in audio format in the review track.
Anna: And above all, this audio file is really useful.
Erik: With our system, we make learning a new language fun and easy.
Anna: And above all, with our system, progress is fast.
Erik: Over these three introduction lessons, we have introduced you to our powerful language learning system and how it will help you learn Russian quickly, in a fun environment.
Anna: We introduced you to some essential conversations for people new to Russian. And some powerful tools you can use and then benefits to you, we have fast and simple lessons of all the levels we have.
Erik: The sample feed available at RussianPod101.com is an easy to use web 2.0 technology that allows you to download all the sample audio lessons for each type and all of the accompanying materials.
Anna: The lesson notes, review track, conversation only track.
Erik: You can add the conversation only track and review track to your mp3 player, iPod, etcetera to practice again and again. All of this, through iTunes with one click of a button.
Anna: This is our gift to you. Just for visiting RussianPod101.com and singing up for a free lifetime account.
Erik: Also, if you have any questions or if you’d like to share some feedback with us, just stop by the site and leave us a comment.
Anna: RussianPod101.com is a great place to interact with other students and people who are interested in similar things, but it’s also a great place to interact with the RussianPod101.com’s staff.
Erik: So, thank you again for joining us for this Introductory Series. Remember to stop by RussianPod101.com and leave us a comment.
Anna: Oh, and before we say bye, remember! At the end of this audio lesson, the conversation is there again for you to reinforce everything you’ve learned.
Erik: Okay, so we’ll see everyone at RussianPod101.com
Anna: До скорого.
Erik: До встречи.
Anna: До свидания.
Erik: Пока, до встречи!


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Hello Parth Mehta,

The link you gave doesnt have 18 minutes video. Is this link correct?


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I have an unusual question i am sending a link here if anyone knows the song or the lyrics in the first 18 minutes of the video please let me know with singer name i really want to hear that song


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Hello Joseph

Right. The pronunciation is "da skorava". It is because basically "ого" is pronounced as "ava" (but of course there are some exceptions).


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I have a question. Why is "До скорого" pronounced like "da skoraVA" and not like "da skoraGA"? I thought that "г" was pronounced as "geh"



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do svidaniya

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