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Yura: Top 25 Russian Questions You Need to Know - Lesson 12: When is your birthday? in Russian (In each lesson of this 25 part series, you'll master a common question for Russian learners, and then learn how to answer it like a native. You'll learn how these key phrases work by breaking them down into each component. Then through repetition and new vocabulary, you'll expand your understanding of the question, its answers, and any variations.)
In this lesson, you'll learn how to respond to the common question "When is your birthday?" In Russian this is
Svetlana: когда твой день рождения?
The first word in the question is
Svetlana: когда
Yura: "meaning when" in English.
Svetlana: (Slow, by syllable) когда
Yura: Listen again and repeat.
Svetlana: когда
{Pause}
Yura: This pattern of first introducing a word at natural speed, providing the translation, breaking it down, and then giving it again at natural speed will be repeated throughout the series. Try to speak aloud as often as possible. The next word in the question is
Svetlana: твой
Yura: meaning your .
Svetlana: (Slow, by syllable) твой
Yura: Now repeat.
Svetlana: твой
{Pause}
Listen to the the first 2 words of the question and repeat.
Svetlana: когда твой
{pause}
And next
Svetlana: день
Yura: meaning day .
Svetlana: (Slow, by syllable) день
Yura: Now repeat.
Svetlana: день
{Pause}
Listen to the the first 3 words of the question and repeat.
Svetlana: когда твой день
{pause}
And after that
Svetlana: рождения
Yura: meaning birth .
Svetlana: (Slow, by syllable) рождения
Yura: Now repeat.
Svetlana: рождения
{Pause}
Listen to the entire question and repeat.
Svetlana: когда твой день рождения
{pause}
Yura: (You will hear this common question again and again throughout your studies.) Master the following pattern and responses to the question When is your birthday??
Svetlana: двадцать второго августа
Yura: "It's August 22.. Again, slowly. Repeat the phrase.
Svetlana: (Slow) двадцать второго августа
{pause}
Yura: Let's break it down from the beginning. The first word:
Svetlana: двадцать
Yura: meaning 20.
Svetlana: (Slow, by syllable) двадцать
Yura: Now repeat
Svetlana: двадцать
{Pause}
Yura: And after that
Svetlana: второго
meaning second .
Svetlana: (Slow, by syllable) второго
Yura: Now repeat.
Svetlana: второго
{Pause}
Yura: And next
Svetlana: августа
meaning august .
Svetlana: (Slow, by syllable) августа
Yura: Now repeat.
Svetlana: августа
{Pause}
Yura: Listen to the speaker say, It's August 22., and then repeat.
Svetlana: двадцать второго августа
{pause}
Yura: To expand on the pattern, replace August 22 with Jan 15th .
Svetlana: пятнадцатого января
Yura: Jan 15th
Svetlana: (slow) пятнадцатого января (regular) пятнадцатого января
Yura: Listen to the phrase again, this time with Jan 15th
Svetlana: двадцать второго августа
Yura: It mostly stays the same. Simply replace August 22. Say It's Jan 15th .
{pause}
Svetlana: двадцать второго августа
Yura: To expand on the pattern, replace Jan 15th with Feb 14th .
Svetlana: четырнадцатого февраля
Yura: Feb 14th
Svetlana: (slow) четырнадцатого февраля (regular) четырнадцатого февраля
Yura: Listen to the phrase again, this time with Feb 14th
Svetlana: двадцать второго августа
Yura: It mostly stays the same. Simply replace the {lang} for Jan 15th . Say It's Feb 14th .
{pause}
Svetlana: двадцать второго августа
Yura: To expand on the pattern, replace Feb 14th with March 10th .
Svetlana: десятого марта
Yura: March 10th
Svetlana: (slow) десятого марта (regular) десятого марта
Yura: Listen to the phrase again, this time with March 10th
Svetlana: двадцать второго августа
Yura: It mostly stays the same. Simply replace the {lang} for Feb 14th . Say It's March 10th .
{pause}
Svetlana: двадцать второго августа
Now it's time for a quiz. Imagine you are visiting Russia and someone asks you when your birthday is. Your birthday is August 22. Respond to the question.
Svetlana: когда твой день рождения? (five seconds) двадцать второго августа
Yura: Imagine your birthday is Jan 15th Respond to the question.
Svetlana: когда твой день рождения? (five seconds) пятнадцатого января
Yura: Now, imagine your birthday is Feb 14th . . Answer the speaker's question.
Svetlana: когда твой день рождения? (five seconds) четырнадцатого февраля
Yura: Imagine your birthday is March 10th . Respond to the question.
Svetlana: когда твой день рождения? (five seconds) десятого марта
Yura: You want to ask someone when their birthday is. Ask the question
(5 seconds)
Svetlana: когда твой день рождения?
{pause}
Yura: This is the end of Lesson 12

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thank you for the lesson transcripts


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Hello klaudia,


You can say - четырнадцатое мая.


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klaudia
Tuesday at 11:01 pm
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hey how to say 14 March?

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Hello Тарык,


It is correct.


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Hello Lidia,


You can say: двадцать четвертое мая.


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Lidia
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Hi,


How do you say: 24 may?


Thanks, I really enjoy learning russian with you!


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Когда твой день рождения?


Девятого Июля

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Hello Caorann,


Because the word "avgust" is in Genitive case here.


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Caorann
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Hello, I thougth that august was spelled август (said like AVgust) what is the "a" at the end for?

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Hello Sofia,


You can say: "Двадцать третье октября"


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