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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 help you check-in! In Russia there are numerous hotels, cottages and apartments varying from one to five stars. Three and more star hotels, cottages and most of the apartments oriented for foreign customers employ workers at least with some basic knowledge of English. But the rest of the owners and managers of other accommodations do not speak foreign languages. So, if you stop there, you would be the one to teach “Check-in” to the staff. But today we’re going to learn “Check-in, please” in Russian.
In Russian “Check-in, please” is “Zaregistriruite minya, pazhalusta”. Zaregistriruite minya, pazhalusta. Let`s break it down by syllable: Za-re-gis-tri-rui-te mi-nya, pa-zha-lus-ta. Now, let`s hear it once again: Zaregistriruite minya, pazhalusta.
The first word “zaregistriruite” means “register”. Let`s break down this word and hear it one more time: za-re-gis-tri-rui-te and zaregistriruite.
This is followed by “minya”, which in English is “me”: mi- nya and minya. So, to recap here, we have “Zaregistriruite minya”. Literally this means “Register me”. Let's take a look at the next “pazhalusta”, which means “please”: pa-zha-lus-ta and pazhalusta.
So altogether we have here “Zaregistriruite minya, pazhalusta”. Literally this means “Register me, please”.
Upon stating the phrase “Check-in, please” you will most likely be asked "Your name, please", which in Russian is “Nazavite vashe imya, pazhalusta”. Nazavite vashe imya, pazhalusta. Let`s break it down by syllable: Na-za-vi-te va-she i-mya, pa-zha-lus-ta. Nazavite vashe imya, pazhalusta.
The first word “nazavite” means “call”. Let`s break down this word and hear it one more time: na-za-vi-te and nazavite.
This is followed by “vashe”, which in English is “your” or “yours”: va-she and vashe. So, to recap here we have “nazavite vashe”. Literally this means “call your”.
Let`s take a look at the next “imya” which means “name”: i-mya, imya. And we end this phrase with “pazhalusta”, which in English is “please”: pazhalusta. So, altogether we have “Nazavite vashe imya, pazhalusta”. Literally this means “Call your name, please”.
You may also be asked how to spell your name, which in Russian is “Nazavite vashe imya pa bukvam”. Nazavite vashe imya pa bukvam. Let`s break it down by syllable: Na-za-vi-te va-she i-mya pa buk-vam. Now, let`s hear it once again: Nazavite vashe imya pa bukvam.
The first word “nazavite” means “call”. Let`s break down this word and hear it one more time: na-za-vi-te and nazavite. This is followed by “vashe”, which in English is “your”: va-she and vashe. So, to recap here we have “nazavite vashe”. Literally this means “call your”. Let`s take a look at the next “imya” which means “name”: i-mya, imya.
This time we end the phrase with “pa bukvam”, which in English is “by letters”: pa buk-vam, pa bukvam. So, altogether we have “Nazavite Vashe imya pa bukvam”. Literally this means “Call your name by letters”.
Despite the tradition to give tips to porters in hotels in many countries, in Russia it is up to the customer whether he or she wants to grant some amount of money or not. Yet, in distant regions hotels do not provide porter services so if you go somewhere far you'd better get ready for some physical exercises on your way to your room. Cottages and private apartments do not provide the service as well. So, you should be very careful when choose an apartment to stop. Distant regions with small towns entertain visitors with electricity breaks, sometimes providing a long and exciting trip up to the apartment by stairs.
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!
Check-in, please……..Zaregistriruite minya, pazhalusta
Your name, please……..Nazavite vashe imya, pazhalusta
Spell your name……..Nazavite vashe imya pa bukvam
Alright, that's going to do for today. See you tomorrow, which in Russian is da zaftra!

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