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Yura: Top 25 Russian Questions You Need to Know - Lesson 13: Do you have any brothers or sisters? 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 "Do you have any brothers and sisters?" In Russian this is
Svetlana: у тебя есть братья или сёстра? (spelling mistake! But I have changed it inFAQ excel)
The first word in the question is
Svetlana: y
Yura: "meaning something like of" in English.
Svetlana: (Slow, by syllable) y
Yura: Listen again and repeat.
Svetlana: y
{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: тебя
Yura: meaning something like you.
Svetlana: (Slow, by syllable) тебя
Yura: Now repeat.
Svetlana: тебя
{Pause}
Listen to the the first 2 words of the question and repeat.
Svetlana: y тебя
{pause}
And after that
Svetlana: есть
Yura: meaning something like have .
Svetlana: (Slow, by syllable) есть
Yura: Now repeat.
Svetlana: есть
{Pause}
Listen to the the first 3 words of the question and repeat.
Svetlana: y тебя есть
{pause}
And next
Svetlana: братья
Yura: meaning brothers .
Svetlana: (Slow, by syllable) братья
Yura: Now repeat.
Svetlana: братья
{Pause}
Listen to the the first 4 words of the question and repeat.
Svetlana: y тебя есть братья
{pause}
And next
Svetlana: или
Yura: meaning or.
Svetlana: (Slow, by syllable) или
Yura: Now repeat.
Svetlana: или
{Pause}
Listen to the the first 5 words of the question and repeat.
Svetlana: y тебя есть братья или
{pause}
And after that
Svetlana: сёстра
Yura: meaning sisters .
Svetlana: (Slow, by syllable) сёстра
Yura: Now repeat.
Svetlana: сёстра
{Pause}
Listen to the entire question and repeat.
Svetlana: y тебя есть братья или сёстра
{pause}
Yura: (You will hear this common question again and again throughout your studies.) Master the following pattern and responses to the question Do you have any brothers and sisters??
Svetlana: у меня есть сестра
Yura: "I have (a) sister.. Again, slowly. Repeat the phrase.
Svetlana: (Slow) у меня есть сестра
{pause}
Yura: Let's break it down from the beginning. The first word:
Svetlana: у
Yura: meaning something like of.
Svetlana: (Slow, by syllable) у
Yura: Now repeat
Svetlana: у
{Pause}
Yura: Next is
Svetlana: menya
meaning something like I.
Svetlana: (Slow, by syllable) menya
Yura: Now repeat.
Svetlana: menya
{Pause}
Yura: Next is
Svetlana: есть
meaning something like have .
Svetlana: (Slow, by syllable) есть
Yura: Now repeat.
Svetlana: есть
{Pause}
Yura: Next is
Svetlana: сестра
meaning sister.
Svetlana: (Slow, by syllable) сестра
Yura: Now repeat.
Svetlana: сестра
{Pause}
Yura: Listen to the speaker say, I have (a) sister., and then repeat.
Svetlana: у меня есть сестра
{pause}
Yura: To expand on the pattern, replace sister with brother .
Svetlana: брат
Yura: brother
Svetlana: (slow) брат (regular) брат
Yura: Listen to the phrase again, this time with brother
Svetlana: у меня есть брат
Yura: It mostly stays the same. Simply replace sister. Say I have (a) brother .
{pause}
Svetlana: у меня есть брат
Yura: To expand on the pattern, replace brother with two brothers .
Svetlana: два брата
Yura: two brothers
Svetlana: (slow) два брата (regular) два брата
Yura: Listen to the phrase again, this time with two brothers
Svetlana: у меня есть два брата
Yura: It mostly stays the same. Simply replace the {lang} for brother . Say I have (a) two brothers .
{pause}
Svetlana: у меня есть два брата
Yura: To use a different phrase, replace two brothers with older brother .
Svetlana: старший брат
Yura: older brother
Svetlana: (slow) старший брат (regular) старший брат
Yura: Listen to the phrase again, this time with older brother
Svetlana: у меня есть старший брат
Yura: It mostly stays the same. Simply replace the {lang} for two brothers . Say I have (a) older brother .
{pause}
Svetlana: у меня есть старший брат
Now it's time for a quiz. Imagine you are visiting Russia and someone asks you if you have any brothers or sisters. You want to say you have (a) sister. Respond to the question.
Svetlana: у тебя есть братья или сёстра? (five seconds) у меня есть сестра
Yura: Now imagine you have (a) brother Respond to the question.
Svetlana: у тебя есть братья или сёстра? (five seconds) у меня есть брат
Yura: Imagine you have (a) two brothers . . Answer the speaker's question.
Svetlana: у тебя есть братья или сёстры? (five seconds) у меня есть два брата
Yura: Imagine you have (a) older brother . Respond to the question.
Svetlana: у тебя есть братья или сёстры? (five seconds) у меня есть старший брат
Yura: You want to ask someone is they have any brothers or sisters. Ask the question
(5 seconds)
Svetlana: у тебя есть братья или сёстра?
{pause}
Yura: Now it's time to answer the question with actual information about yourself.
Svetlana: у тебя есть братья или сёстра?
{pause}
Yura: This is the end of Lesson 13

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Please give your answer to the question below!

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thank you for the lesson transcript , but i cannot upgrade the lesson


sorry about this


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Wednesday at 8:15 pm
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Hello Тарык,


The correct sentence is: К сожалению, у меня нет братьев или сестёр.


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Тарык
Wednesday at 11:37 pm
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У тебя есть братья или сёстры?


К сожалению у меня нет братья или сёстры

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Wednesday at 11:36 pm
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Hello Tye,


Perfect sentences, just small typo: ест -->> есть


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Tye
Saturday at 6:07 pm
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Привет, меня зовут Тай. У меня ест сестра, ее зовут Лейси.

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Hello ummikulthum,


Your sentences are totally correct 👍

Good job!


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ummikulthum
Thursday at 1:47 am
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Привет. Меня зовут умми. У меня есть три брата и одна сестра.

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Hello Летисия,


Your sentence is perfect 👍


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Летисия
Sunday at 9:07 pm
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Привет! У меня младший брат, которого зовут Габриэл. У меня нет сестёр.

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Hello Меня завут Омар, Мексиканец,


Your sentences are great! Just small typo:


"У меня есть старший брат и одна сестра. У тебя есть братья или сёстры?"

"У тебя есть братья или сёстры? У меня есть старший брат и одна сестра."


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