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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 a phrase that will provide you with the tools to learn from the people around you. Now, a dictionary is a great idea, but don’t forget that you can use Russian to learn in a more fun and interactive way.
In today’s lesson we are going to cover “How do you read this in Russian?”.
In Russian “How do you read this in Russian?” will be “Kak eta chitayetsa pa-ruski?”. Kak eta chitayetsa pa-ruski? Let`s break it down by syllable: Kak eta chi-ta-ye-tsa pa-rus-ki? Kak eta chitayetsa pa-ruski?
The first word “kak” means “how”. Let`s break down this word and hear it one more time: kak and kak. This is followed by “eta”, which in English is “this”, eta, e-ta and e-ta . So to recap here, we have “kak eta”. Literally this means “how this”.
Let's take a look at the next “chitayetsa”, which means “is read”: chi-ta-ye-tsa, chitayetsa.
The last part of the sentence is “pa-ruski”, which in English is “in Russian”. We learned this phrase in our previous lesson. So altogether we have “Kak eta chitayetsa pa-ruski?”. Literally this means “How this is read in Russian?”.
To ask how to say “How do you read that in Russian?” simply substitute the word “eta” for “that” with “to”.
Today’s phrases are very useful when you go shopping to old-fashion big department stores or small shops working 24-hours, where price cards of goods are written in Cyrillic letters, not printed on goods themselves. In other words you can’t take what you need yourself and have to name every item. If there is no cue behind, it is fine to confirm names of the good from shop assistant as they are always glad to spend few minutes on talking about unrelated topics.
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!
How do you read this in Russian?……..Kak eta chitayetsa pa-ruski?,
Alright, that's going to do for today. See you tomorrow, which in Russian is da zaftra!


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