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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.
In today’s lesson we’ll introduce you to directions that will help you find the place you are looking for. Previously we introduced “Is there a bank near here?” and “Where is there a something?”. But while we can now ask, we haven't addressed understanding the answer. Today we’re going to work on understanding what is said. So today we’ll go over basic directions.
First, we have “go straight”. In Russian “go straight” is “idite pryama”. Let`s break it down by syllable: i-di-te prya-ma. Now, let`s hear it once again: idite pryama.
The first word “idite” means “go”. Let`s break down this word by syllable: i-di-te and idite.
This is followed by “pryama”, prya-ma, which in English is “straight”. So to recap here, we have “dite pryama”, which literally means “go straight”.
Now we’re going to work on turning. Let’s try “turn right” which in Russian is is “pavernite naprava”. Let`s hear it once again, slowly: pavernite naprava. And, we'll break it down by syllable: pa-ver-ni-te nap-ra-va, pavernite naprava.
The first word “pavernite” means “turn”. Let`s break it down by syllable: pa-ver-ni-te, pa-ver-ni-te. The second part is “naprava”. Let`s break it down by syllable: nap-ra-va, nap-ra-va.
Now let’s say “turn left”; in Russian it would be “pavernite naleva”. Let`s break it down by syllable: pa-ver-ni-te na-le-va, pavernite naleva. The first word “pavernite” means “turn” and the second part “naleva” means “left”.
If you want to say “At the crossroad turn right” in Russian it would be “Na perekryostke pavernite naprava”. Let`s hear it once again: Na perekryostke pavernite naprava.
In Russian “It’s on the right” is “Eta pa pravay starane”. Let`s break it down by syllable: Eta pa pra-vay sta-ra-ne, Eta pa pravay starane.
The first word “eta” means “this”. “Pa pravay starane” means “on the right-hand side”. Eta pa pravay starane - It’s on the right.
In Russian “It’s on the left” is “Eta pa levay starane”. Let`s break it down by syllable: Eta pa le-vay sta-ra-ne. Now, let`s hear it once again: Eta pa levay starane.
The first word “eta” means “this”. Let`s break it down by syllable: e-ta. This is followed by “pa levay starane”, which in English is “left-hand side”. Eta pa levay starane.
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!
go straight……..idite pryama,
turn right…….pavernite naprava
turn left…….pavernite naleva
It’s on the right……Eta pa pravay starane
Turn left……Eta pa levay starane
Alright, that's going to do for today. See you tomorrow, which in Russian is da zaftra!

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RussianPod101.com
Monday at 6:30 pm
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These two lessons this week are old lessons and have been put online before.

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Marco
Friday at 6:43 pm
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Dear Gill,

Sorry for the mixup.

Please download all the survival phrases again as we've fixed a few issues that were reported.

We hope to have them all nice and shiny soon!


Marco