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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.
There is so much to do and see in Russia, and there are times, when access to some must-see places require an admission ticket. So today we're going to work on getting you through the gate, as we'll take a look at buying tickets. In Russian, ticket is “bilet”: bi-let and bilet.
In Russian “One ticket, please” is “Adin bilet, pazhalusta”. Adin bilet, pazhalusta. Let`s break it down by syllable: A-din bi-let, pa-zha-lus-ta. Now, let`s hear it once again: Adin bilet, pazhalusta.
The first word “adin” means “one”. Let`s break down this word and hear it one more time: a-din and adin.
This is followed by “bilet”, which in English is “ticket”: bi-let, bilet. So to recap here, we have “Adin billet”. Literally this means “One ticket”.
Let's take a look at the next “pazhalusta”, which means “please”: pa-zha-lus-ta and pazhalusta.
So altogether we have “Adin bilet, pazhalusta”. Literally this means “One ticket, please.”
Now we'll work on getting tickets for more than one person.
Let's just recap numbers here:
- “One” is “adin“
- “Two” is “dva“
- “Three” is “tri“
- “Four” is “chetyre“
- “Five” is “pyat’“
And now let's put them together with word “bilet”, which is “ticket” in English:
- “One ticket” is “Adin bilet”
- “Two tickets” is “Dva bileta”
- “Three tickets” is “Tri bileta”
- “Four tickets” is ”Chetyre bileta”
- “Five tickets” is “Pyat’ biletof”
So to get tickets for 2 people in Russian you can say “Dva bileta, pazhalusta”. Dva bileta, pazhalusta. Let`s break it down by syllable: Dva bi-le-ta, pa-zha-lus-ta. Now, let`s hear it once again: Dva bileta, pazhalusta.
So, to get tickets for 3 people you have to say “Tri bileta, pazhalusta”. Tri bileta, pazhalusta. Let`s break it down by syllable: Tri bi-le-ta, pa-zha-lus-ta. Tri bileta, pazhalusta.
So, to get tickets for 4 people you can say “Chetyre bileta, pazhalusta”. Chetyre bileta, pazhalusta. Let`s break it down by syllable: Che-ty-re bi-le-ta, pa-zha-lus-ta. Now, let`s hear it once again: Chetyre bileta, pazhalusta.
So to get tickets for 5 people you can say “Pyat’ biletaf, pazhalusta”. Pyat’ biletaf, pazhalusta. Let`s break it down by syllable: Pyat’ bi-le-taf, pa-zha-lus-ta. Now, let`s hear it once again: Pyat’ biletaf, pazhalusta.
Today’s phrases are very applicable not only with tickets, but also with some sightseeing. You can use any other word with numbers in the department store, for instance when purchasing 1 kilogram of apples. In Russian it is “Adin kilagram yablak” or “Dva kilagrama yablak” if you buy 2 kg. If you need only 2 apples, then “Dva yablaka” is fine.
Yet you should be very careful with endings of the words you use, as it varies according to gender. For instance, “One apple” is “Adno yablaka”, while “Five apples” is “Pyat’ yablak”. The end differs usually till 5. After 5 the end is the same. I`ll give you some examples:
- 5 apples – “Pyat’ yablak”
- 12 apples – “Dvenatsat’ yablak”
- 5 tickets – “Pyat’ biletof”
- 12 tickets – “Dvenatsat’ biletof”
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!
One ticket, please……..Adin bilet, pazhalusta
Two tickets, please……..Dva bileta, pazhalusta.
Three tickets, please…….Tri bileta, pazhalusta
Four tickets, please…….Chetyre bileta, pazhalusta
Five tickets, please …….Pyat’ biletaf, pazhalusta
Alright, that's going to do for today. See you tomorrow, which in Russian is da zaftra!

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I truly wish there was an app that would let me type Russian so that I could better communicate with the teacher and do lessons in Русский. And guess what? I just found it on the Iphone. Я рад!