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Привет Всем. С Вами Светлана. Hi everybody! I’m Svetlana.
Welcome to RussianPod101.com’s Русский язык за три минуты. The fastest, easiest, and most fun way to learn Russian.
In the last lesson we learned how to count rubles and kopeikas. Did you practice them at home?
In this lesson, we're going to learn some useful tips to talk about your schedule - for example how to answer if a friends ask you "What are you doing this weekend?"
Let’s start!
To ask your friend, or someone you already know, say:
Какие планы на выходные?
Let’s break it down.
Какие is "what" in English.
Планы means plans
На выходные means on weekends.
[slowly] Какие планы на выходные?
I think it`s self-explanatory isn`t it? What plans on weekends?
It is a super casual way to ask about somebody`s schedule on weekends. If you want to put this question in more formal way, you should make it a little bit more personal by using the pronoun for the plural form of you, Вы, and build a more complex sentence.
So, here it comes:
Что вы планируете на выходные?
Bы here gives the sentence a feeling of formality and politeness. You already know the meaning of the phrase на выходные right? It is “on weekends”. The word Что means “what” in English. Планируете means “to plan”.
[slowly] Что вы планируете на выходные?
What if you’re not asking about this weekend?
Asking about a different time period is as easy as replacing the word на выходные with another time. Say, tomorrow. In Russian it is завтра.
So let’s ask about the plans for tomorrow in casual way.
Какие планы на завтра?
The formal one is Что вы планируете на завтра?
You also can put in a weekday, like Понедельник, "Monday" or Вторник, which is "Tuesday".
So now, if someone asks *you* Какие планы на выходные??, or "Что вы планируете на выходные?", what should you answer?
Here's an example: Я пойду в кино. "I'm going to the cinema". Я пойду means "I'm going", в is the preposition which indicates location or direction and кино means “cinema”. Feel free to replace "cinema" with any other location!
Now it’s time for Svetlana’s Tips
If a Russian asks you about your schedule for particular day, usually it is not just curiosity. In most cases he or she would probably invite you over or suggest to make some plans together. Or, he or she just cant help but telling you about his/her plans. Russians like to spend their weekends and holidays actively, somewhere out if the weather is fine. They usually go to picnic, making Russian BBQ and cooking traditional fish soup, Ukha. Yummy
So, In this lesson we learned how to talk about your schedule. Next time we are going to learn how to use the verb быть, and есть "to be". We'll also talk about how to tell people about your nationality.
I'll be waiting for you in the next Русский язык за три минуты lesson.
Пока пока!!


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Здравствуйте robert groulx,

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robert groulx
Saturday at 12:38 AM
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thank you for the lesson transcript

favorite phrase is "Что вы планируете на выходные?"


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Tuesday at 04:01 PM
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Hello Ash,

[Что] means "what"

[Какие] means "which one (plural)", "what kind of".


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Thursday at 12:06 PM
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Can you please tell me the difference between Что and Какие?

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Monday at 05:39 PM
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Hello sonya,

Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday - Среда, Четверг, Пятница, Суббота and Воскресенье respectively.


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Sunday at 12:02 AM
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I want to ask about another word such as Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

In this video I only learn about word Monday and Tuesday

If there is another video about it, can you help me find it?

Thank you

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Tuesday at 11:43 AM
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Hi Charles,

Thank you for posting!

Please, let us know where is the link you mentioned.

Also, feel free to ask and comment as often as you need.



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Wednesday at 03:01 AM
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hi !

this link is unavailable -> 12.making plan

thanks for fix it :)