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INTRODUCTION
Eric: Must-Know Russian Social Media Phrases Season 1. Lesson 18 - A Sightseeing Trip.
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 visiting a landmark. Marina visits a famous landmark, posts an image of it, and leaves this comment-
Elena: Статуя Великого Будды.
Eric: Meaning "Great Buddha statue." Listen to a reading of the post and the comments that follow.
DIALOGUE
(clicking sound)
Марина: Статуя Великого Будды.
(clicking sound)
Ира: Очень впечатляет!
Аня: Чувствуется мощная энергетика!
Денис: Круто, хочу тоже туда поехать.
Юра: Ничего особенного...Просто статуя.
Eric: Listen again with the English translation.
(clicking sound)
Марина: Статуя Великого Будды.
Eric: "Great Buddha statue."
(clicking sound)
Ира: Очень впечатляет!
Eric: "Very impressive!"
Аня: Чувствуется мощная энергетика!
Eric: "I can feel its powerful energy!"
Денис: Круто, хочу тоже туда поехать.
Eric: "Cool! I also wanna go there."
Юра: Ничего особенного...Просто статуя.
Eric: "Nothing special...Just a statue."
POST
Eric: Listen to Марина (Marina)'s post again.
Elena: Статуя Великого Будды.
Eric: "Great Buddha statue."
Elena: (SLOW) Статуя Великого Будды. (Regular) Статуя Великого Будды.
Eric: Let's break this down. First is a noun meaning "statue."
Elena: Статуя (statuya)
Eric: This word came to Russian from Latin. Listen again. "Statue" is...
Elena: (SLOW) Статуя (statuya) (REGULAR) Статуя (statuya)
Eric: Then comes the phrase - "of the Great Buddha."
Elena: Великого Будды (Velikava Buddy)
Eric: Russian people like to visit Asia. One of the most popular destinations is Thailand. Although many tourists visit Thailand to experience its nature, there are also people who visit Thailand to learn more about Buddhism. Listen again. "Of the Great Buddha" is...
Elena: (SLOW) Великого Будды (Velikava Buddy) (REGULAR) Великого Будды (Velikava Buddy)
Eric: All together, "Great Buddha statue."
Elena: Статуя Великого Будды.
COMMENTS
Eric: In response, Марина (Marina)'s friends leave some comments.
Eric: Her neighbor, Ира (Ira), uses an expression meaning "Very impressive!"
Elena: (SLOW) Очень впечатляет! (REGULAR) Очень впечатляет!
[Pause]
Elena: Очень впечатляет!
Eric: Use this expression to show your excitement.
Eric: Her husband's high school friend, Аня (Anya), uses an expression meaning "I can feel its powerful energy!"
Elena: (SLOW) Чувствуется мощная энергетика! (REGULAR) Чувствуется мощная энергетика!
[Pause]
Elena: Чувствуется мощная энергетика!
Eric: Use this expression to show that you are feeling moved by something.
Eric: Her college friend, Денис (Denis), uses an expression meaning "Cool! I also wanna go there."
Elena: (SLOW) Круто, хочу тоже туда поехать. (REGULAR) Круто, хочу тоже туда поехать.
[Pause]
Elena: Круто, хочу тоже туда поехать.
Eric: Use this expression to show your support and desire to go somewhere.
Eric: Pasha’s nephew, Юра (Yura), uses an expression meaning - "Nothing special...Just a statue."
Elena: (SLOW) Ничего особенного...Просто статуя. (REGULAR) Ничего особенного...Просто статуя.
[Pause]
Elena: Ничего особенного...Просто статуя.
Eric: Use this expression to show you are feeling unimpressed.

Outro

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