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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.
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
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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Tuesday at 04:46 PM
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Привет, Céline!

Спасибо за your kind feedback and your question!😇👍

Please note: I am French (female) is я француженка.❤️️

I think you can just say: "Спасибо, я не пью алкоголь" (thank you, I don't drink alcohol), and it will be enough. Now many peoples follow a healthy lifestyle, many peoples do sports and don't drink alcohol too, so nobody will be offended.

Let us know if you have any questions!

Kind Regards,


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Friday at 01:32 PM
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Спасиба за уроки.

Мне нравиться этот руский язык за три минуты видео.

Сегодня могу немного говорить по-русски. 😎

Я французская.

In my country, their is lot of traditions that include drinking alcohol, and I find it a little harder to look polite and social for someone who don't drink alcohol at all. I need to be careful to avoid offensing my hosts or my guests when I refuse to drink alcohol, most often I can achieve it by explaining my reasons and replacing the alcohol by an other drink, so I can participate in the tradition, but for some french people it's still not as good as if I had drunk the traditional drink.

Is it the same in Russia ? And how can I politely refuse to drink alcohol ?

Пока пока,

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Friday at 05:59 PM
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Здравствуйте Hakan,

Спасибо for pointing that out!

We will have the video updated soon! 😉

Всего наилучшего,

Левенте (Levente)

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Sunday at 11:13 PM
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lesson 25 has some problems. video has some screen hangings till 03:00. and after that, vşdeo plays little more and freezes. when i click to play button , it starts from 00:00

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Saturday at 12:18 AM
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Hello Omar,

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


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Friday at 03:10 AM
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everything perfect. Just to report that the last lesson (numeber 25), had some screen problems.

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Friday at 01:53 PM
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Hello Jason.

Thank you for posting.


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Monday at 08:48 PM
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"to sound a little cuter"... you are way beyond "cute", Svetlana! :heart:

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Wednesday at 10:18 AM
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Hello Dalia,

Thank you for your positive feedback!


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Tuesday at 06:24 AM
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Priviet Sem :) I love those videos I learned a lot from it, Spasibo :)