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INTRODUCTION
Eric: Must-Know Russian Social Media Phrases Season 1. Lesson 17 - At the Local Market.
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 an unusual thing found at a local market. Паша (Pasha) finds an unusual item at a local market, posts an image of it, and leaves this comment-
Elena: Решили попробовать знаменитый дуриан.
Eric: Meaning - "We've decided to try the famous durian." Listen to a reading of the post and the comments that follow.

Lesson conversation

(clicking sound)
Паша: Решили попробовать знаменитый дуриан.
(clicking sound)
Ира: И как?
Юра: Я тоже его пробовал...:(
Денис: Хорошо, что я с ним не знаком :)))
Марина: Я тоже хочу попробовать.
Eric: Listen again with the English translation.
(clicking sound)
Паша: Решили попробовать знаменитый дуриан.
Eric: "We've decided to try the famous durian."
(clicking sound)
Ира: И как?
Eric: "How was it?"
Юра: Я тоже его пробовал...:(
Eric: "I've also tried it...:("
Денис: Хорошо, что я с ним не знаком :)))
Eric: "I'm glad I’m not familiar with it :)))"
Марина: Я тоже хочу попробовать.
Eric: "I want to try it too."
POST
Eric: Listen again to Паша (Pasha)'s post.
Elena: Решили попробовать знаменитый дуриан.
Eric: "We've decided to try the famous durian."
Elena: (SLOW) Решили попробовать знаменитый дуриан. (Regular) Решили попробовать знаменитый дуриан.
Eric: Let's break this down. First is an expression meaning "We've decided to try."
Elena: Решили попробовать (Reshyli paprobavat')
Eric: Use this pattern when you’ve decided to try something or to taste something. If you’re a man, use the verb..
Elena: решил - reshyl -
Eric: to mean “decided.” If you’re woman, you can say..
Elena: решила- reshyla
Eric: Listen again- "We've decided to try" is...
Elena: (SLOW) Решили попробовать (Reshyli paprobavat') (REGULAR) Решили попробовать (Reshyli paprobavat')
Eric: Then comes the phrase "the famous durian."
Elena: знаменитый дуриан (znamenityy durian)
Eric: Here, we have the adjective..
Elena: знаменитый (znamenityy)..
Eric: which means "famous" and ”well-known." Listen again. "The famous durian" is...
Elena: (SLOW) знаменитый дуриан (znamenityy durian) (REGULAR) знаменитый дуриан (znamenityy durian)
Eric: All together, "We've decided to try the famous durian."
Elena: Решили попробовать знаменитый дуриан.
COMMENTS
Eric: In response, Паша (Pasha)'s friends leave some comments.
Eric: His neighbor, Ира (Ira), uses an expression meaning "How was it?"
Elena: (SLOW) И как? (REGULAR) И как?
[Pause]
Elena: И как?
Eric: Use this expression to ask for more details.
Eric: His nephew, Юра (Yura), uses an expression meaning "I've also tried it...:("
Elena: (SLOW) Я тоже его пробовал...:( (REGULAR) Я тоже его пробовал...:(
[Pause]
Elena: Я тоже его пробовал...:(
Eric: Use this expression to show you tried something and didn’t care for it.
Eric: His college friend, Денис (Denis), uses an expression meaning "I'm glad I’m not familiar with it :)))"
Elena: (SLOW) Хорошо, что я с ним не знаком :))) (REGULAR) Хорошо, что я с ним не знаком :)))
[Pause]
Elena: Хорошо, что я с ним не знаком :)))
Eric: Use this expression to show you’re teasing.
Eric: His wife, Марина (Marina), uses an expression meaning "I want to try it too."
Elena: (SLOW) Я тоже хочу попробовать. (REGULAR) Я тоже хочу попробовать.
[Pause]
Elena: Я тоже хочу попробовать.
Eric: Use this expression to say that you want to try something.

Outro

Eric: Okay, that's all for this lesson. If a friend posted something about an unusual thing they found at a local market, 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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Monday at 6:30 pm
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If a friend posted something about an unusual thing found at a local market which phrase would you use?

 

 

 

 

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Hi Jason,


Thank you for comment!


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Jason
Tuesday at 7:32 pm
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I've heard nasty things about those Durians! :P