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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.
Lesson 42
In today's lesson, we'll cover a phrase that will prove invaluable for those of you who are allergic to something. Letting other people know about your allergies is vital to a fun and healthy trip. In today's phrase we'll go over "I'm allergic to something".
To start we'll need something. In some cases, allergies to peanuts can be extremely dangerous so let's start here.
In Russian “I am allergic to peanuts” is “U menya alergiya na arakhis”. U menya alergiya na arakhis. Let`s break it down by syllable: U menya a-ler-gi-ya na a-ra-khis. Now, let`s hear it once again: U menya alergiya na arakhis.
The first word “u menya” means “I have”. Let`s break down this word and hear it one more time: u me-nya and u menya. This is followed by “alergiya”, which in English is “allergy”: alergiya, a-ler-gi-ya and alergiya. So, to recap here we have “U menya alergiya”. Literally this means “I have allergy”. Let`s take a look at the next “na” which means “on”: na. The last word is “arakhis”, which means “peanut”: a-ra-khis and arakhis. So altogether we have “U menya alergiya na arakhis”. Literally this means “I have allergy on peanuts”.
Now let's go over some other common allergies. Let's try shrimp. In Russian “I am allergic to shrimp” is “U menya alergiya na krevetki”. U menya alergiya na krevetki. Let`s break it down by syllable: U me-nya a-ler-gi-ya na kre-vet-ki. Now, let`s hear it once again: U menya alergiya na krevetki.
Notice the only thing that changes here is “krevetki”, which is “shrimp”, the rest is the same: krevetki, kre-vet-ki and krevetki.
Now let’s try the word “milk”. “Milk” in Russian is “malako”. “I’m allergic to milk” in Russian is “U menya alergiya na malako”. “I’m allergic to milk”.
“I’m allergic to eggs” in Russian is “U menya alergiya na yaitsa”, where “yaitsa” is “eggs”.
Now you can pick up any word in the dictionary and use it instead of ones we use today.
In Russian “I’m having an allergic reaction” is “U menya alergicheskaya reaktsiya”. U menya alergicheskaya reaktsiya. Let`s break it down by syllable: U me-nya a-ler-gi-ches-ka-ya re-ak-tsi-ya. Now, let`s hear it once again: U menya alergicheskaya reaktsiya.
The first word “u menya” means “I have”. Let`s break down this word and hear it one more time: u me-nya and u menya.
This is followed by “alergicheskaya”, which in English is “allergic”: a-ler-gi-ches-ka-ya and alergicheskaya. So, to recap here we have “U menya alergicheskaya”. Literally this means “I have allergic”.
Let`s take a look at the next “reaktsiya” which means “reaction”: re-ak-tsi-ya and reaktsiya. So altogether we have “U menya alergicheskaya reaktsiya”. Literally this means “I have allergic reaction”.
There is an equivalent to “I’m allergic”, which in Russian is “Ya alergik”. It says that you have allergies, but do not specify which. If you want to specify, which allergy exactly you have, then use the expression we learned today or “U menya alergiya na krevetki”, which in English is “I am allergic to shrimp”. Yet if you say the phrase incorrectly, your listener will understand you anyway.
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!
I am allergic to peanuts……..U menya alergiya na arakhis
I am allergic to shrimp……..U menya alergiya na krevetki
I’m having an allergic reaction…...U menya alergicheskaya reaktsiya
Alright, that's going to do for today. See you tomorrow, which in Russian is da zaftra!

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Monday at 6:30 pm
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Sunday at 5:41 pm
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Hello Eos,

The correct sentence will be: "У моей старшей сестры аллергия на арахис."


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Моя старшая сестра у её аллергия на арахис.