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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'll introduce parting greetings. A parting expression that can be used for all occasions is da svidaniya which literally means "Until next date or until next meeting", da svidaniya. Let`s break it down by syllable: da svi-da-ni-ya. Now, let`s hear it once again: da svidaniya.
Let's take a look at the components. The first word da means "until", da. This is followed by svidaniya, which means "date" or "meeting", svidaniya, svi-da-ni-ya.
In Russian a more casual way of saying goodbye is paka. Let`s break it down by syllable: pa-ka. Now, let`s hear it once again: paka. This phrase is used among friends, in other casual situations.
In Russian very common way to construct a parting phrase is to start with the particle “da”, which means “until”. These are rather perfunctory and can be used in informal context unless specified otherwise. Here is a list of some of these expressions:
Da skorava - See you soon
Da zaftra - See you tomorrow
Da fstrechi - See you later
This expression is not used in the case where you know that you will see the person the same day, like in it`s English equivalent. It literally means “until our next meeting”.
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 bye……..da svidaniya
Good bye, informal…….paka
Alright, that's going to do for today. See you tomorrow, which in Russian is da zaftra!


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Monday at 06:30 PM
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Very nice lessons. I'm learning Russian for about 4 years and this helps me to remember everything what I have already forgot and learn something new! спасибо :smile:

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Thank you родная Pollyana for all that you do for us!!! Your remarks are very helpful!!!

Kiss and hugs !!!

Thursday at 08:08 PM
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Nice lesson! All those partial greetings are really widely used! And there are some more:

- Всего доброго! (Vsevo dobrova) – means you wish someone all the good (literally translated as “Have a nice day!”) - very nice for formal cases

- Удачи! (Udachi) – Alex says it in the lesson :) – also may serve as a partial greeting. Informal, mostly used between men.

- Счастливо! (Shyaslivo) – something like “Be happy!” - informal, mostly used by girls.

As for me, in formal cases I usually make farewell with “До свидания” or “Всего доброго!” And if the case is more casual I say “Счастливо!” or “Пока!”

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