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INTRODUCTION
Eric: Must-Know Russian Social Media Phrases Season 1. Lesson 13 - A Pregnancy Announcement.
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 having a baby. Pasha and his wife are going to have a baby. He posts an image of it, and leaves this comment-
Elena: На следующей неделе стану отцом.
Eric: Meaning - "Next week I’ll become a father." Listen to a reading of the post and the comments that follow.

Lesson conversation

(clicking sound)
Паша: На следующей неделе стану отцом.
(clicking sound)
Ира: Мальчик или девочка?
Юра: Скоро у меня появится новый родственник.
Аня: Легких вам родов!
Денис: Пусть малыш родится здоровым!
Eric: Listen again with the English translation.
(clicking sound)
Паша: На следующей неделе стану отцом.
Eric: "Next week I’ll become a father."
(clicking sound)
Ира: Мальчик или девочка?
Eric: "Boy or girl?"
Юра: Скоро у меня появится новый родственник.
Eric: "I'm having a new relative soon"
Аня: Легких вам родов!
Eric: "May your childbirth be easy!"
Денис: Пусть малыш родится здоровым!
Eric: "I hope your baby is born healthy!"
POST
Eric: Listen to Паша (Pasha)'s post again.
Elena: На следующей неделе стану отцом.
Eric: "Next week I’ll become a father."
Elena: (SLOW) На следующей неделе стану отцом. (Regular) На следующей неделе стану отцом.
Eric: Let's break this down. First is a phrase meaning "Next week."
Elena: На следующей неделе (Na sleduyushchey nedele)
Eric: It’s used in the prepositional case. Listen again. "Next week" is...
Elena: (SLOW) На следующей неделе (Na sleduyushchey nedele) (REGULAR) На следующей неделе (Na sleduyushchey nedele)
Eric: Then comes the phrase - "I’ll become a father."
Elena: стану отцом (stanu atsom)
Eric: In Russian, there are two words meaning "father.” The first one is...
Elena: папа (papa)
Eric: which is equivalent to the English word “dad.” It sounds softer than the other one,
Elena: отец (atets)
Eric: meaning “father,” which is more formal. Listen again. "I’ll become a father" is...
Elena: (SLOW) стану отцом (stanu atsom) (REGULAR) стану отцом (stanu atsom)
Eric: All together, "Next week I’ll become a father."
Elena: На следующей неделе стану отцом.
COMMENTS
Eric: In response, Паша (Pasha)'s friends leave some comments.
Eric: His neighbor, Ира (Ira), uses an expression meaning "Boy or girl?"
Elena: (SLOW) Мальчик или девочка? (REGULAR) Мальчик или девочка?
[Pause]
Elena: Мальчик или девочка?
Eric: Use this expression to kindly ask about a baby.
Eric: His nephew, Юра (Yura), uses an expression meaning - "I'm having a new relative soon."
Elena: (SLOW) Скоро у меня появится новый родственник. (REGULAR) Скоро у меня появится новый родственник.
[Pause]
Elena: Скоро у меня появится новый родственник.
Eric: Use this expression to show you are feeling cynical.
Eric: His high school friend, Аня (Anya), uses an expression meaning "May your childbirth be easy!"
Elena: (SLOW) Легких вам родов! (REGULAR) Легких вам родов!
[Pause]
Elena: Легких вам родов!
Eric: Use this expression to show you are feeling optimistic and wishing someone well.
Eric: His college friend, Денис (Denis), uses an expression meaning "I hope your baby is born healthy!"
Elena: (SLOW) Пусть малыш родится здоровым! (REGULAR) Пусть малыш родится здоровым!
[Pause]
Elena: Пусть малыш родится здоровым!
Eric: Use this expression to show your support when someone will have a baby.

Outro

Eric: Okay, that's all for this lesson. If a friend posted something about having a baby, 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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