Lesson Transcript

Hi, everybody!
Do you know how to say “Bye” in Russian? In this lesson, you'll learn three parting expressions in Russian.
Let’s start with the easiest one.
До свидания.
[slowly] До свидания.
This means "Goodbye" in Russian.
This is a formal expression. It literally means "till we meet again," but this doesn't necessarily mean that you're going to meet again any time soon. The first word means "till we meet again," and the second word means "see you."
If you want to be more casual, there's a different phrase you should use.
[slowly] Пока.
This means "Goodbye" in Russian.
This is a casual expression, so you can use it with your close friends.
If you know that you are going to see the person again, here's a phrase for you.
до встречи!
[slowly] до встречи!
This means "See you soon!" in Russian.
До встречи literally means "till the next meeting." This phrase implies that you are going to see this person again.
Let's wrap up this lesson by recapping what you've learned. Listen to the words and repeat after me.
Formal way to say "Goodbye."
До свидания.
* beep
До свидания.
Casual way to say "Goodbye."
* beep
"See you soon! "
до встречи!
* beep
до встречи!
Well done! [pause] Here's a fun fact!
In Russia, it is customary for the host to serve you one final shot of alcohol before your trip home. This final drink is referred to as на посошок, and stems from an old Russian tradition where the person departing took a shot for a safe trip back home.
You just learned how to say “Bye” in three different ways in Russian.
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See you soon! Пока пока.


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Please also check out our Russian Dictionary. It includes the normal and slow speed pronunciation of the words/entries. Here are the entries for:

До свидания. https://www.russianpod101.com/learningcenter/reference/dictionary/%D0%94%D0%BE%20%D1%81%D0%B2%D0%B8%D0%B4%D0%B0%D0%BD%D0%B8%D1%8F



до встречи


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Well, I'm sure I will eventually pronounced it right. Having hard time with certain sounds which I wish speaker could help "us" sound out those "fste" type parts OR if these sounds were taught first then the words.