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INTRODUCTION
Eric: Must-Know Russian Social Media Phrases Season 1. Lesson 22 - At a Birthday Party.
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 birthday greetings. Марина (Marina) goes to her birthday party, posts an image of it, and leaves this comment-
Elena: С днем рождения меня!
Eric: Meaning "Happy birthday to me!" Listen to a reading of the post and the comments that follow.

Lesson conversation

(clicking sound)
Марина: С днем рождения меня!
(clicking sound)
Оксана: С днем рождения! Будь счастлива и любима!
Ира: Мои наилучшие пожелания! Удачи во всем!
Аня: C днем варенья!
Денис: Поздравляю!
Eric: Listen again with the English translation.
(clicking sound)
Марина: С днем рождения меня!
Eric: "Happy birthday to me!"
(clicking sound)
Оксана: С днем рождения! Будь счастлива и любима!
Eric: "Happy Birthday! Be happy and loved!"
Ира: Мои наилучшие пожелания! Удачи во всем!
Eric: "Best wishes to you! Good luck in everything!"
Аня: C днем варенья!
Eric: "Happy birthday!"
Денис: Поздравляю!
Eric: "Congratulations!"
POST
Eric: Listen to Марина (Marina)'s post again.
Elena: С днем рождения меня!
Eric: "Happy birthday to me!"
Elena: (SLOW) С днем рождения меня! (Regular) С днем рождения меня!
Eric: This expression literally means "Happy birthday to me." Russians often use it on Facebook or other social networks to inform others of their birthday. Listen again. "Happy birthday to me!" is...
Elena: (SLOW) С днем рождения меня! (S dnyom razhdeniya menya!) (REGULAR) С днем рождения меня! (S dnyom razhdeniya menya!)
COMMENTS
Eric: In response, Марина (Marina)'s friends leave some comments.
Eric: Her high school friend, Оксана (Oksana), uses an expression meaning "Happy Birthday! Be happy and loved!"
Elena: (SLOW) С днем рождения! Будь счастлива и любима! (REGULAR) С днем рождения! Будь счастлива и любима!
[Pause]
Elena: С днем рождения! Будь счастлива и любима!
Eric: Use this expression to congratulate someone on their birthday.
Eric: Her neighbor, Ира (Ira), uses an expression meaning - "Best wishes to you! Good luck in everything!"
Elena: (SLOW) Мои наилучшие пожелания! Удачи во всем! (REGULAR) Мои наилучшие пожелания! Удачи во всем!
[Pause]
Elena: Мои наилучшие пожелания! Удачи во всем!
Eric: Use this expression to show you are feeling warmhearted and wish someone a happy birthday.
Eric: Her husband's high school friend, Аня (Anya), uses an expression meaning "Happy birthday!"
Elena: (SLOW) C днем варенья! (REGULAR) C днем варенья!
[Pause]
Elena: C днем варенья!
Eric: Use this slang expression to wish someone a happy birthday in a funny way.
Eric: Her college friend, Денис (Denis), uses an expression meaning "Congratulations!"
Elena: (SLOW) Поздравляю! (REGULAR) Поздравляю!
[Pause]
Elena: Поздравляю!
Eric: Use this expression to congratulate someone.

Outro

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