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INTRODUCTION
Eric: Must-Know Russian Social Media Phrases Season 1. Lesson 11 - Changing Your Relationship Status.
Eric: Hi everyone, I'm Eric.
Elena: And I'm Elena.
Eric: In this lesson, you'll learn how to post and leave comments in Russian about being in a relationship. Pasha changes his status to "in a relationship," posts an image of it, and leaves this comment-
Elena: Твоя любовь дает мне крылья.
Eric: Meaning "Your love gives me wings." Listen to a reading of the post and the comments that follow.
DIALOGUE
(clicking sound)
Паша: Твоя любовь дает мне крылья.
(clicking sound)
Оксана: Кто эта счастливица?
Ира: Поздравляю!
Аня: Ура!
Иван Петрович: И когда ты успеваешь...
Eric: Listen again with the English translation.
(clicking sound)
Паша: Твоя любовь дает мне крылья.
Eric: "Your love gives me wings."
(clicking sound)
Оксана: Кто эта счастливица?
Eric: "Who’s the lucky one?"
Ира: Поздравляю!
Eric: "Congratulations!"
Аня: Ура!
Eric: "Hurrah!"
Иван Петрович: И когда ты успеваешь...
Eric: "And when do you have time for this..."
POST
Eric: Listen again to Паша (Pasha)'s post.
Elena: Твоя любовь дает мне крылья.
Eric: "Your love gives me wings."
Elena: (SLOW) Твоя любовь дает мне крылья. (Regular) Твоя любовь дает мне крылья.
Eric: Let's break this down. First is an expression meaning “your love.”
Elena: Твоя любовь
Eric: In Russian, “love” or
Elena: Любовь (Lyubof')
Eric: is a common female name, so you might hear this noun when someone introduces herself to you. Listen again. "Your love" is...
Elena: (SLOW) Твоя любовь (REGULAR) Твоя любовь
Eric: Then comes the phrase "gives me wings."
Elena: дает мне крылья
Eric: You can use this expression to say that something inspires you. Just put the noun or phrase before saying..
Elena: дает мне крылья
Eric: to express what things or people inspire you. Listen again. "Gives me wings" is...
Elena: (SLOW) дает мне крылья (REGULAR) дает мне крылья
Eric: All together, "Your love gives me wings."
Elena: Твоя любовь дает мне крылья.
COMMENTS
Eric: In response, Паша (Pasha)'s friends leave some comments.
Eric: His girlfriend's high school friend, Оксана (Oksana), uses an expression meaning "Who’s the lucky one?"
Elena: (SLOW) Кто эта счастливица? (REGULAR) Кто эта счастливица?
[Pause]
Elena: Кто эта счастливица?
Eric: Use this expression to ask about who the lucky girl is.
Eric: His neighbor, Ира (Ira), uses an expression meaning "Congratulations!"
Elena: (SLOW) Поздравляю! (REGULAR) Поздравляю!
[Pause]
Elena: Поздравляю!
Eric: Use this expression to congratulate someone.
Eric: His high school friend, Аня (Anya), uses an expression meaning "Hurrah!"
Elena: (SLOW) Ура! (REGULAR) Ура!
[Pause]
Elena: Ура!
Eric: Use this expression to express joy, pleasure, and excitement.
Eric: His supervisor, Иван Петрович (Ivan Petrovich), uses an expression meaning "And when do you have time for this..."
Elena: (SLOW) И когда ты успеваешь... (REGULAR) И когда ты успеваешь...
[Pause]
Elena: И когда ты успеваешь...
Eric: Use this expression to be a bit cynical about someone’s relationship.

Outro

Eric: Okay, that's all for this lesson. If a friend posted something about being in a relationship, which phrase would you use? Leave a comment letting us know, and we'll see you next time!
Elena: Пока (Paka)

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