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INTRODUCTION
Eric: Must-Know Russian Social Media Phrases Season 1. Lesson 8 - Feeling Exhausted.
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 being exhausted. Marina feels exhausted after a long day at work, posts an image of it, and leaves this comment-
Elena: Устала...
Eric: Meaning - "Tired..." Listen to a reading of the post and the comments that follow.

Lesson conversation

(clicking sound)
Марина: Устала...
(clicking sound)
Ира: Береги себя.
Паша: Давай приезжай домой поскорее.
Ира: Может возьмешь такси?
Юра: Ничего не поделаешь - работа есть работа.
Eric: Listen again with the English translation.
(clicking sound)
Марина: Устала...
Eric: "Tired..."
(clicking sound)
Ира: Береги себя.
Eric: "Take care of yourself."
Паша: Давай приезжай домой поскорее.
Eric: "Come back home as soon as possible."
Ира: Может возьмешь такси?
Eric: "Maybe you could take a taxi?"
Юра: Ничего не поделаешь - работа есть работа.
Eric: "There’s nothing we can do—a job is a job."
POST
Eric: Listen to Марина (Marina)'s post again.
Elena: Устала...
Eric: "Tired..."
Elena: (SLOW) Устала... (Regular) Устала...
Eric: Let’s look at the verb meaning "tired."
Elena: Устала (Ustala)
Eric: Here we have the verb in the past tense. The ending shows that this verb can be used by women. Men should say..
Elena: Устал (ustal).
Eric: If you want to emphasize that you’ve become exhausted or are dead tired, you can say...
Elena: Устала до смерти,
Eric: if you are a girl or...
Elena: Устал до смерти..
Eric: if you are a boy. It literally means "Tired till death," so something like "So tired I’m gonna die." Listen again. "Tired" is...
Elena: (SLOW) Устала (Ustala) (REGULAR) Устала (Ustala)
COMMENTS
Eric: In response, Марина (Marina)'s friends leave some comments.
Eric: Her neighbor, Ира (Ira), uses an expression meaning - "Take care of yourself."
Elena: (SLOW) Береги себя. (REGULAR) Береги себя.
[Pause]
Elena: Береги себя.
Eric: Use this expression to show you are feeling warmhearted and concerned.
Eric: Her boyfriend, Паша (Pasha), uses an expression meaning - "Come back home as soon as possible."
Elena: (SLOW) Давай приезжай домой поскорее. (REGULAR) Давай приезжай домой поскорее.
[Pause]
Elena: Давай приезжай домой поскорее.
Eric: Use this expression to show your support and care.
Eric: Her neighbor, Ира (Ira), posts again and uses an expression meaning - "Maybe you could take a taxi?"
Elena: (SLOW) Может возьмешь такси? (REGULAR) Может возьмешь такси?
[Pause]
Elena: Может возьмешь такси?
Eric: Use this expression to show that you care and make a suggestion.
Eric: Pasha’s nephew, Юра (Yura), uses an expression meaning - "There’s nothing we can do—a job is a job."
Elena: (SLOW) Ничего не поделаешь - работа есть работа. (REGULAR) Ничего не поделаешь - работа есть работа.
[Pause]
Elena: Ничего не поделаешь - работа есть работа.
Eric: Use this expression to show you are feeling cynical about work.

Outro

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

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Здравствуйте robert groulx,


Thank you for posting and studying with us. If you have any questions, please let us know. 😄


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robert groulx
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thank you for the lesson transcript


УLet’s look at the verb meaning "tired."стала...


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Monday at 5:27 pm
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Hello Магнус,


Both variants are ok.


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Магнус
Tuesday at 7:56 pm
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У меня интересная работа, но я очень устаю к вечеру. In slideshow. Maybe вечером?