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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 introduce you to a phrase you'll use countless times on your travels. For everyone out there who likes Russian food, this is the word you want to know so that you keep getting more of it.
In Russian, “I like it” is “Mne eta nravitsa”. Let`s break it down by syllable: mne et-a nra-vi-tsa. Now, let`s hear it once again: mne eta nravitsa.
The first word “mne” means “I”. Let`s break down this word and hear it one more time: mne and mne.
This is followed by “eta”, which in English is “it”: eta, e-ta and eta. So, to recap here we have: “mne eta”. Literally this means: “I it”.
Let's take a look at the next “nravitsa”, which means “like”: nra-vi-tsa and nravitsa. So, altogether we have: “Mne eta nravitsa”. Literally this means “I it like”. If you want to say that you really like something, then you can use this phrase. In Russian, “I really like it” is “Mne eta ochen` nravitsa”. Mne eta ochen` nravitsa. Let`s break it down by syllable: mne e-ta o-chen` nra-vi-tsa. Now, let`s hear it once again: mne eta ochen` nravitsa. This phrase is essentially the same, there's just one additional word added, that word is “ochen`”: o-chen` and ochen`.
In the event that you don't like something, “I don't like it” in Russian is “Mne eta ne nravitsa”. Mne eta ne nravitsa. Let`s break it down by syllable: mne et-a ne nra-vi-tsa. Now, let`s hear it once again: mne eta ne nravitsa.
The first word “mne” means “I”. Let`s break down this word and hear it one more time: mne and mne.
This is followed by “eta”, which in English is “it”: eta, e-ta and eta. So, to recap here we have: “mne eta”. Literally this means: “I it”. Let`s take a look at the last “ne”, which means “don't”: ne. The last word is “nravitsa”, which means “like”: nra-vi-tsa and nravitsa. So, altogether we have: “Mne eta ne nravitsa”. Literally this means “I it don't like”.
You can use this phrase in many contexts - food, shopping, theater, etc. If you want to specify some object, add a word to “eta” in the expression. For instance, “I like this car” is “Mne nravitsa eta mashyna”. Or, if you are attracted to someone at the opposite table, you might say “ana mne nravitsa”, which is “I like her” in English. When specifying things in general or talking about hobbies, use words instead of “eta”: “Mne nravyatsa kukly” is “I like dolls” or “I like skiing”, which in Russian is “Mne nravitsa katatsa na lyzhakh”, where “katatsa na lyzhakh” is the phrase with the literal meaning “to ride skies”. When you add a verb, you don't need to change its dictionary form, just use it as is.
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 like it……..Mne eta nravitsa,
I really like it……..Mne eta ochen` nravitsa
I do not like it…….Mne eta ne nravitsa
Alright, that's going to do for today. See you tomorrow, which in Russian is da zaftra!

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Мне нравится изучать русский язык!


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Carlos
Thursday at 5:50 pm
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Привет!


Мне очень нравиться русский!

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It's great that you found such a good example for yourself.😄


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Jason Wojcik
Tuesday at 4:10 am
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мне не нравится русская грамматика!!!


It really helps to remember that мне is the direct object and that the subject is "I" unspoken.


I don't know why there aren't more shady grammar rules to confuse the non-native speakers 😜


When I travel to Russia, I will be saying мне не нравится птичье молоко!

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Hello Али,


Your sentence is almost perfect.

Just a small mistake.

"Мне нравится этот телефон"


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Hello Hope,


"нравятся" we use with 3rd person, plural.

"нравиться" is Infinitive.


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Али
Thursday at 5:06 pm
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Здравствуйте

Мне нравится етот телефон

Hope
Sunday at 10:03 am
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May I ask the differences between "нравятся" and "нравиться"?

Thank you.♥♥♥