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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.
We have already covered so many aspects of the Russian language as well as culture in the previous lessons. This is the last lesson of our Russian in Three minutes video series, so we will learn different ways to say goodbye in Russian. It is sad to say goodbye, but the phrases themselves are super useful. Are you ready? Then let’s start.
The formal and most common way to say “goodbye” is До свидания.
[slowly] До свидания.
It literally means “till we meet again”, but it doesn’t mean that you are going to meet again soon. It’s just a common formal or neuter way to say “goodbye.” You would say it to someone you don’t know well, or in situations that call for a certain degree of formality.
There are another two equivalents of the phrase “till we meet again” or “see you” and They are:
До встречи.
Увидимся.
These are less formal and can be used with your friends, colleagues, neighbors and so on. The phrase “Увидимся” is very informal and you don’t want to use it if you are not planning on seeing your friend again.
The other informal and very useful phrase is “Пока”. You’ve heard it a lot from me. I would recommend using this phrase in informal gatherings with your friends. I usually say this word twice Пока! Пока! to sound a bit cuter!
There are two other phrases for informal farewells:
Ну Давай! or
Бывай!
We use these a lot. The first phrase is a shortened expression from the phrase
Ну давай прощаться which means “Let’s say good-bye to each other.” The second one “Бывай!” means “Drop by some time”
The equivalent of “Good night” in Russian is Спокойной ночи.
[slowly] Спокойной ночи.
You say it when somebody goes to bed or is getting ready for sleep. “Спокойной” means “quiet”, and “ночи” means “night”. Literally it means “Have a quiet night.”
Now, how about we learn how to wish “good day” to somebody? There are several expressions for this too.
Хорошего дня. is “Have a good day.”
Всего доброго. is “All the best.”
Удачи. is “Good luck.”
I think these are worth knowing.
Now it is time for Svetlana’s tips.
If you leave a Russian house after some event, in most cases the host will serve you a shot of some alcoholic drink for your safe trip home. We call it на посошок. It is only referred to the last serving of a drink to see off a person. The tradition to drink на посошок came from the ancient time when wanderers left the house with a crook, посох in Russian. He would place the shot of vodka on top of the crook, на посох, and try to drink it without spilling over. If he made it, Russians believed that his trip would be successful and safe. So be ready for that last shot before you leave. Hа посошок!!!
Okay that’s it for this lesson and for this Russian in Three minutes video series. I hope you enjoyed it and want to continue your Russian language studies. There are so many more interesting things ahead. Take your language ability to the next level by checking out RussianPod101.com, the fastest, easiest, and most fun way to learn Russian.
До встречи. Пока Пока.

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Hello Omar,


Can you please let us know more detail about screen problems? 😄


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Omar
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everything perfect. Just to report that the last lesson (numeber 25), had some screen problems.

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Hello Jason.

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Jason
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"to sound a little cuter"... you are way beyond "cute", Svetlana! :heart:

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Priviet Sem :) I love those videos I learned a lot from it, Spasibo :)

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Yes, I find the three- minute course the most useful too. The scenarios n the words used are very useful. Thank you!! ~~~ xx

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We're very glad for the positive feedback!

3 Minutes Video is a series for Beginner level students.

We'll soon have a new series about writing in Russian. I hope it'll be useful to you!


But you can check our Intermediate audio series here: https://www.russianpod101.com/index.php?cat=Intermediate


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These video lessons are the most effective Russian learning tools I've ever had. I've searched for years to find a course that shows someone speaking the language, while at the same time displaying the Russian, Romanization. and English words.


I have one question: How do I get to the Intermediate course of the Three Minute Series.


Thanks