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INTRODUCTION
Eric: Must-Know Russian Social Media Phrases Season 1. Lesson 5 - At a Concert.
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 concert. Pasha goes to a concert, posts an image of it, and leaves this comment-
Elena: Яркое событие в моей жизни.
Eric: Meaning "Important event in my life." Listen to a reading of the post and the comments that follow.

Lesson conversation

(clicking sound)
Паша: Яркое событие в моей жизни.
(clicking sound)
Денис: Фотки в студию.
Оксана: И ты не сказал, что идешь??
Аня: Одна из моих любимых групп.
Марина: Концерт был супер!
Eric: Listen again with the English translation.
(clicking sound)
Паша: Яркое событие в моей жизни.
Eric: "Important event in my life."
(clicking sound)
Денис: Фотки в студию.
Eric: "Show the pictures!” Literally, this means “present the pictures to everyone.”
Оксана: И ты не сказал что идешь??
Eric: "And you didn't tell me that you were going to go??"
Аня: Одна из моих любимых групп.
Eric: “One of my favorite bands.”
Марина: Концерт был супер!
Eric: "The concert was great!"
POST
Eric: Listen to Pasha's post again.
Elena: Яркое событие в моей жизни.
Eric: "Important event in my life."
Elena: (SLOW) Яркое событие в моей жизни. (Regular) Яркое событие в моей жизни.
Eric: Let's break this down. First is a phrase meaning "Important event."
Elena: Яркое событие (Yarkaye sabytiye)
Eric: First we have the adjective..
Elena: яркий
Eric: which means "bright." However, when talking about events, this word can mean “making a strong impression" or ”not ordinary." In our sentence this adjective is used in its neuter form..
Elena:яркое.
Eric: Using it, you can make a full expression..
Elena: Яркое событие
Eric: meaning “an important event.” Listen again. "Important event" is...
Elena: (SLOW) Яркое событие (Yarkaye sabytiye) (REGULAR) Яркое событие (Yarkaye sabytiye)
Eric: Then comes the phrase "in my life."
Elena: в моей жизни (v mayey zhyzni)
Eric: Here we have the phrase...
Elena: в моей жизни
Eric: which is in the prepositional case.
Elena: В means "in," моей means "my," and жизни is the word for "life."
Eric: Listen again. "In my life" is...
Elena: (SLOW) в моей жизни (v mayey zhyzni) (REGULAR) в моей жизни (v mayey zhyzni)
Eric: All together, "Important event in my life."
Elena: Яркое событие в моей жизни.
COMMENTS
Eric: In response, Pasha's friends leave some comments.
Eric: His college friend, Денис (Denis), uses an expression meaning "Show the pictures!” Literally, this is “present the pictures to everyone."
Elena: (SLOW) Фотки в студию. (REGULAR) Фотки в студию.
[Pause]
Elena: Фотки в студию.
Eric: Use this expression to ask for pictures in a funny way.
Eric: His girlfriend's high school friend, Оксана (Oksana), uses an expression meaning “And you didn't tell me that you were going to go??"
Elena: (SLOW) И ты не сказал, что идешь?? (REGULAR) И ты не сказал, что идешь??
[Pause]
Elena: И ты не сказал что идешь??
Eric: Use this expression to express your surprise when someone didn’t tell you their plans.
Eric: His high school friend, Аня (Anya), uses an expression meaning "One of my favorite bands."
Elena: Одна из моих любимых групп. (SLOW) Одна из моих любимых групп. (REGULAR)
[Pause]
Elena: Одна из моих любимых групп.
Eric: Use this expression to show your feelings about some band.
Eric: His girlfriend, Марина (Marina), uses an expression meaning "The concert was great!"
Elena: (SLOW) Концерт был супер! (REGULAR) Концерт был супер!
[Pause]
Elena: Концерт был супер!
Eric: Use this expression to show that you think that a concert was very good or excellent.

Outro

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