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Yura: Top 25 Russian Questions You Need to Know - Lesson 14: How tall are you? 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 "How tall are you?" In Russian this is
Svetlana: какой у тебя рост?
The first word in the question is
Svetlana: какой
Yura: "meaning what" in English.
Svetlana: (Slow, by syllable) какой
Yura: Listen again and repeat.
Svetlana: какой
{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: у
Yura: meaning something like of.
Svetlana: (Slow, by syllable) у
Yura: Now repeat.
Svetlana: у
{Pause}
Listen to the the first 2 words of the question and repeat.
Svetlana: какой у
{pause}
And after that
Svetlana: тебя
Yura: meaning something like your.
Svetlana: (Slow, by syllable) тебя
Yura: Now repeat.
Svetlana: тебя
{Pause}
Listen to the the first 3 words of the question and repeat.
Svetlana: какой у тебя
{pause}
And next
Svetlana: рост
Yura: meaning height .
Svetlana: (Slow, by syllable) рост
Yura: Now repeat.
Svetlana: рост
{Pause}
Listen to the entire question and repeat.
Svetlana: какой у тебя рост
{pause}
Yura: (You will hear this common question again and again throughout your studies.) Master the following pattern and responses to the question How tall are you??
Svetlana: у меня сто восемьдесят сантиметров
Yura: "I'm 180 cm tall.. Again, slowly. Repeat the phrase.
Svetlana: (Slow) у меня сто восемьдесят сантиметров
{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: And after that
Svetlana: сто
meaning hundred .
Svetlana: (Slow, by syllable) сто
Yura: Now repeat.
Svetlana: сто
{Pause}
Yura: And next
Svetlana: восемьдесят
meaning 80.
Svetlana: (Slow, by syllable) восемьдесят
Yura: Now repeat.
Svetlana: восемьдесят
{Pause}
Yura: Next is
Svetlana: сантиметров
meaning centimeters .
Svetlana: (Slow, by syllable) сантиметров
Yura: Now repeat.
Svetlana: сантиметров
{Pause}
Yura: Listen to the speaker say, I'm 180 cm tall., and then repeat.
Svetlana: у меня сто восемьдесят сантиметров
{pause}
Yura: To expand on the pattern, replace 180 with 150.
Svetlana: сто пятьдесят сантиметров
Yura: 150
Svetlana: (slow) сто пятьдесят сантиметров (regular) сто пятьдесят сантиметров
Yura: Listen to the phrase again, this time with 150
Svetlana: у меня сто пятьдесят сантиметров сантиметров (same words repeating twice)
Yura: It mostly stays the same. Simply replace 180. Say I'm 150 cm tall.
{pause}
Svetlana: у меня сто пятьдесят сантиметров сантиметров
Yura: To expand on the pattern, replace 150 with 160.
Svetlana: сто шестьдесят сантиметров
Yura: 160
Svetlana: (slow) сто шестьдесят сантиметров (regular) сто шестьдесят сантиметров
Yura: Listen to the phrase again, this time with 160
Svetlana: у меня сто шестьдесят сантиметров сантиметров
Yura: It mostly stays the same. Simply replace the {lang} for 150. Say I'm 160 cm tall.
{pause}
Svetlana: у меня сто шестьдесят сантиметров сантиметров
Yura: To make another phrase, replace 160 with 170.
Svetlana: сто семьдесят сантиметров
Yura: 170
Svetlana: (slow) сто семьдесят сантиметров (regular) сто семьдесят сантиметров
Yura: Listen to the phrase again, this time with 170
Svetlana: у меня сто семьдесят сантиметров сантиметров
Yura: It mostly stays the same. Simply replace the {lang} for 160. Say I'm 170 cm tall.
{pause}
Svetlana: у меня сто семьдесят сантиметров сантиметров
Now it's time for a quiz. Imagine you are visiting Russia and someone asks you how tall you are. You are 180. Respond to the question.
Svetlana: какой у тебя рост? (five seconds) у меня сто восемьдесят сантиметров
Yura: Imagine you are 150 Respond to the question.
Svetlana: какой у тебя рост? (five seconds) у меня сто пятьдесят сантиметров сантиметров
Yura: Now imagine you are 160. . Answer the speaker's question.
Svetlana: какой у тебя рост? (five seconds) у меня сто шестьдесят сантиметров сантиметров
Yura: Imagine you're 170. Respond to the question.
Svetlana: какой у тебя рост? (five seconds) у меня сто семьдесят сантиметров сантиметров
Yura: Now you want to ask that person how tall they are is. Ask the question
(5 seconds)
Svetlana: какой у тебя рост?
{pause}
Yura: This is the end of Lesson 14

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Hello Тарык,


It is correct.


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Тарык
Wednesday at 11:48 pm
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Какой у тебя рост?


У меня сто семдесять семь сантиметров.

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Hello P Virmoux-Jackson,


"У меня сто восемьдесят пять сантиметров." is correct 👍


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Monday at 11:58 am
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У меня сто восемьдесят пять сантиметров.

Is this correct? I suspect "сантиметров" will read differently after "пять".😉

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Hello Fernando,


Your sentence is correct. 👍


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Fernando
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У меня сто семьдесят семь сентиметров.