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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 will cover basic greeting for the appropriate time of the day. As there are quite a few to cover, let`s jump right in.
In Russian “good morning” is dobraye utra, dobraye utra. Let`s break it down by syllable: do-bra-ye ut-ra. Now, let`s hear it once again: dobraye utra. The first word dobraye literally means “kind”. Let`s break down this word and hear it one more time: do-bra-ye and dobraye. This is followed by utra, which in Russian is “morning”. Dobraye utra , “good morning”.
In Russian “good afternoon” is dobryy den`, dobryy den`. Let`s break it down by syllable: dob-ry-y den`. Now, let`s hear it one more time: dobryy den`. The first word dobryy means "kind". Let`s break down this word and hear it one more time: dob-ry-y and dobryy den`.
And finally, we have the evening greeting, which in Russian is dobryy vechir. Let`s break it down by syllable: dob-ry-y ve-chir. Now, let`s hear it one more time: dobryy vechir. The first word dobryy means "kind". Let`s break down this word and hear it one more time: dob-ry-y and dobryy. This is followed by vechir which in English is "evening". So altogether we have dobryy vyechir.
There is also an informal way of greeting which is used among friends. Once you get to know someone fairly well you can greet them with “privet” which is “hello” in English. You can also add “kak dela” which is the English equivalent of “How do you do?” or “How are you doing?”. So, if you say: “Privet. Kak dela?” it would correspond to the English “Hello. How are you doing?”. And if somebody asks you “Privet. Kak dela?” you can reply with “Spasiba, kharasho”, which literally means “Thank you, well”, “Thank you, I am doing well”.
Universal greeting that you can use any time of the day - zdrastvuyte, zdra-stvuy-te, zdrastvuyte.
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!
Good morning……..dobraye utra
Good afternoon…….dobryy den`
Good evening……...dobryy vechir
Hello, informal……...privet
Alright, that's going to do for today. See you tomorrow, which in Russian is da zaftra!
In Russian the phrase zdrastvuyte can be used as a universal greeting. The morning greeting is Dobraye utra.

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Monday at 6:30 pm
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Добрый день! Cool lesson. Basic greetings are always fun to learn. There a little glitch with the review track download though, it's the same content as the main lesson. Thanks for the great lessons! :mrgreen:

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Monday at 11:04 pm
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Hello Тарык,


Should be - Как Ваши дела? 😄


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Тарык
Thursday at 7:26 pm
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Добрый день Дорогие друзья. Как вас дела?)

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Wednesday at 3:52 pm
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Hello David,


Thank you for your comment and for sharing your concerns with us.

It is normal to forget if you are not familiar, or if you don't have the opportunity to practice and be in contact with the language. In order to remember the vocabulary you are learning you need to practice it, you should try making a simple sentence in your head, or repeating the phrases you just learned once in a while during the day.

Also, try to watch videos in Russian, or television shows, listen to music... Nowadays, you can find anything on the internet :smile:

Little by little you will feel the Russian language more familiar, and you will start to remember everything easier and faster.


Just don't give up!


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David
Wednesday at 7:41 am
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Im still having some trouble remembering the words after extended periods of time. Any tips on how to keep them memorized?

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Thursday at 1:06 pm
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Hi everyone, thanks for your comments!!


Marci, I'm sorry about it. The PDF Lesson Notes was uploaded again. Please try to open it, and let me know if you're still having issues.


And thanks for the positive feedback :)

We're glad you're enjoying it!


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Marci
Friday at 10:06 pm
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I can't get the pdf lesson notes to load.


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However, thank you for the wonderful audio :smile:

Scott C
Sunday at 3:03 pm
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Great lesson!

Pollyanna
Friday at 2:41 am
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Alex, I never heard this one either :))

This greeting is mostly for writing purposes (e-mail, text chat, forum or whatever in web) when we aren’t sure what time of the day a person will read the message. But of course basic greetings also serve faithfully in this case!

Alex
Thursday at 7:24 am
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Thanks Pollyana,

I never heard this one!

Pollyanna
Thursday at 3:53 am
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For Internet users «Доброго времени суток!» (Dobrova vremeni sutok) greeting can also come in handy. Means «Good time of the day!». I use it quite often.