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INTRODUCTION
Eric: Must-Know Russian Social Media Phrases Season 1. Lesson 14 - Talking About Your Baby.
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 a baby picture. Marina plays with her baby, posts an image of it, and leaves this comment-
Elena: Наше маленькое чудо.
Eric: Meaning "Our little miracle!" Listen to a reading of the post and the comments that follow.
DIALOGUE
(clicking sound)
Марина: Наше маленькое чудо.
(clicking sound)
Паша: Вылитый папа.
Ира: А мне кажется, что ребенок больше похож на маму.
Аня: Какой красивый малыш! Поздравляю!
Иван Петрович: Как назвали?
Eric: Listen again with the English translation.
(clicking sound)
Марина: Наше маленькое чудо.
Eric: "Our little miracle!"
(clicking sound)
Паша: Вылитый папа.
Eric: "Looks like his dad."
Ира: А мне кажется, что ребенок больше похож на маму.
Eric: "I think the kid looks more like his mother."
Аня: Какой красивый малыш! Поздравляю!
Eric: "What a beautiful baby! Congratulations!"
Иван Петрович: Как назвали?
Eric: "What's his name?"
POST
Eric: Listen to Марина (Marina)'s post again.
Elena: Наше маленькое чудо.
Eric: "Our little miracle!"
Elena: (SLOW) Наше маленькое чудо. (Regular) Наше маленькое чудо.
Eric: Let's break this down. First is a pronoun meaning "our."
Elena: Наше (Nashe)
Eric: You can use this pronoun only with nouns of neuter gender. Listen again. "Our" is...
Elena: (SLOW) Наше (Nashe) (REGULAR) Наше (Nashe)
Eric: Then comes the phrase - "little miracle."
Elena: маленькое чудо (malen'kaye chuda)
Eric: The second word is the noun..
Elena: чудо chuda
Eric: which means "miracle.” It definitely means “a baby” in this context. You can use this word to talk about an extraordinary and remarkable event as well as something unusual and ​mysterious. Russians often use this word as in..
Elena: Дети - это чудо.
Eric: which means “Kids are miracles.” Listen again. "Little miracle" is...
Elena: (SLOW) маленькое чудо (malen'kaye chuda) (REGULAR) маленькое чудо (malen'kaye chuda)
Eric: All together, "Our little miracle!"
Elena: Наше маленькое чудо.
COMMENTS
Eric: In response, Марина (Marina)'s friends leave some comments.
Eric: Her husband, Паша (Pasha), uses an expression meaning "Looks like his dad."
Elena: (SLOW) Вылитый папа. (REGULAR) Вылитый папа.
[Pause]
Elena: Вылитый папа.
Eric: Use this expression to show your support.
Eric: Her neighbor, Ира (Ira), uses an expression meaning " I think the kid looks more like his mother."
Elena: (SLOW) А мне кажется, что ребенок больше похож на маму. (REGULAR) А мне кажется, что ребенок больше похож на маму.
[Pause]
Elena: А мне кажется, что ребенок больше похож на маму.
Eric: Use this expression to show you are feeling warmhearted and to make an observation.
Eric: Her husband's high school friend, Аня (Anya), uses an expression meaning "What a beautiful baby! Congratulations!"
Elena: (SLOW) Какой красивый малыш! Поздравляю! (REGULAR) Какой красивый малыш! Поздравляю!
[Pause]
Elena: Какой красивый малыш! Поздравляю!
Eric: Use this expression to congratulate new parents.
Eric: Her supervisor, Иван Петрович (Ivan Petrovich), uses an expression literally meaning "How did you call him?” or “What's his name?"
Elena: (SLOW) Как назвали? (REGULAR) Как назвали?
[Pause]
Elena: Как назвали?
Eric: Use this expression to ask for more details.

Outro

Eric: Okay, that's all for this lesson. If a friend posted a baby picture, 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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If a friend posted something about a smiling baby picture which phrase would you use?