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Hello and welcome to Russian Survival Phrases. This course is designed to equip you with the language skills and knowledge to enable you to get the most out of your visit to Russia. So join us for Russian Survival phrases. You will be surprised at how far a little Russian will go.
Today we'll cover getting out of the restaurant. First you may have to get a hold of the staff. Again you can accomplish this by saying “Izvinite” which means “Excuse me”, Izvinite. Let`s break it down by syllable: iz-vi-ni-te and izvinite. Now, let`s hear it once again: izvinite.
Now, let`s have a look at asking for the check. In Russian "Check, please" is “Shchyot, pazhalusta”. Let`s break it down by syllable: shchyot, pa-zha-lus-ta, shchyot, pazhalusta. The first word “shchyot” means “check”. Let`s break down this word and hear it one more time: shchyot and shchyot. This is followed by “pazhalusta”, which in English is “please”. Let`s break it down by syllable: pa-zha-lus-ta and pazhalusta.
Now if you'd like to tell someone how good the food is can say “Ochen’ fkusna!”which literally means “Very delicious!”. Let`s break it down by syllable: o-chen’ fkus-na and ochen’ fkusna. The first word “ochen’ “ means “very”. Let`s break down this word and hear it one more time: o-chen’. This is followed by “fkusna”, which means “delicious”. And don't forget to say “Thank you!” after the meal, which in Russian is “Spasiba!”.
In Russia it`s up to you to decide whether to tip or not.
One last useful phrase has to do with credit cards. In Russian "Can I use a credit card?" is “Mozhna zaplatit’ kreditnay kartachkay?”. Let`s break it down by syllable: Mozh-na zap-la-tit’ kre-dit-nay kar-tach-kay? Altogether we have: Mozhna zaplatit’ kreditnay kartachkay? Literally it would be: “Can pay by credit card?”.
The first word “mozhna” means “can” or “may”. This is followed by “zaplatit’ ” which is “to pay”. This is followed by “kreditnay” which is “credit” and then “kartachkay” which is “card”. Altogether we have: Mozhna zaplatit’ kreditnay kartachkay?
In Russian “credit card” is “kreditnaya kartachka”.
Ok, to close out today`s lesson we'd like for you to practice what we`d just learnt. I will provide you with the English equivalent of the phrase and you are responsible for saying it aloud. You'll have a few seconds before I`ll give you the answer. Udachi! That means “good luck”! Ok, here we go!
Excuse me………...Izvinite
Check, please……..Shchyot, pazhalusta
Delicious! (Very delicious!).............Ochen’ fkusna!
Thank you………...Spasibo
Can I use a credit card?.................Mozhna zaplatit’ kreditnay kartachkay?
Alright, that's going to do for today. See you tomorrow, which in Russian is da zaftra!

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In the lesson notes I would prefer to have the Russian words/phrases written in Russian script.

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Hello Max, because the verb "заплатить" requires an Instrumental case. "Заплатить" чем? "кредитной карточкой".


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Max
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Can you explain why it isn't "можно заплатить С кредитной картеочской"?

Thanks