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INTRODUCTION
Eric: Must-Know Russian Social Media Phrases Season 1. Lesson 21 - It's Time to Celebrate!
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 Easter. Pasha celebrates Easter and posts an image of it, and leaves this comment-
Elena: Христос Воскресе!
Eric: Meaning "Christ is Risen!" Listen to a reading of the post and the comments that follow.

Lesson conversation

(clicking sound)
Паша: Христос Воскресе!
(clicking sound)
Марина: Воистину Воскресе!
Иван Петрович: Всех с праздником светлой Пасхи!
Оксана: Где планируете святить куличи?
Аня: А мы сегодня будем на службе :)
Eric: Listen again with the English translation.
(clicking sound)
Паша: Христос Воскресе!
Eric: "Christ is Risen!"
(clicking sound)
Марина: Воистину Воскресе!
Eric: "Truly He is risen!"
Иван Петрович: Всех с праздником светлой Пасхи!
Eric: "Happy Easter to everyone!"
Оксана: Где планируете святить куличи?
Eric: "Where are you planning to bless the Easter cake?"
Аня: А мы сегодня будем на службе :)
Eric: "And we'll go to mass today :))"
POST
Eric: Listen to Паша (Pasha)'s post again.
Elena: Христос Воскресе!
Eric: "Christ is Risen!"
Elena: (SLOW) Христос Воскресе! (Regular) Христос Воскресе!
Eric: This is a very traditional Russian greeting on Easter morning. The first part of this expression is..
Elena: Христос
Eric: ..meaning "Christ," and the second part is..
Elena: Воскресе
Eric: which means "is risen." This word is in old Russian and nowadays is only used in church vocabulary. The modern version is..
Elena: Воскрес (vaskres).
Eric: The response to this greeting is "Indeed He is risen!" or in Russian..
Elena: Воистину Воскресе!
Eric: Listen again. "Christ is Risen!" is...
Elena: (SLOW) Христос Воскресе! (Khristos Vaskrese.) (REGULAR) Христос Воскресе! (Khristos Vaskrese.)
COMMENTS
Eric: In response, Паша (Pasha)'s friends leave some comments.
Eric: His wife, Марина (Marina), uses an expression meaning "Truly He is risen!"
Elena: (SLOW) Воистину Воскресе! (REGULAR) Воистину Воскресе!
[Pause]
Elena: Воистину Воскресе!
Eric: Use this expression to celebrate Easter.
Eric: His supervisor, Иван Петрович (Ivan Petrovich), uses an expression meaning "Happy Easter to everyone!"
Elena: (SLOW) Всех с праздником светлой Пасхи! (REGULAR) Всех с праздником светлой Пасхи!
[Pause]
Elena: Всех с праздником светлой Пасхи!
Eric: Use this expression to celebrate Easter.
Eric: His wife's high school friend, Оксана (Oksana), uses an expression meaning "Where are you planning to bless the Easter cake?"
Elena: (SLOW) Где планируете святить куличи? (REGULAR) Где планируете святить куличи?
[Pause]
Elena: Где планируете святить куличи?
Eric: Use this expression to ask about plans on Easter.
Eric: His high school friend, Аня (Anya), uses an expression meaning "And we'll go to mass today :))"
Elena: (SLOW) А мы сегодня будем на службе :) (REGULAR) А мы сегодня будем на службе :)
[Pause]
Elena: А мы сегодня будем на службе :)
Eric: Use this expression to share your plans.

Outro

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