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Yura: Top 25 Russian Questions You Need to Know - Lesson 15: Do you have a cell phone? 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 a cell phone?" In Russian this is
Svetlana: у тебя есть мобильный телефон?
The first word in the question is
Svetlana: у
Yura: "meaning something like of " in English.
Svetlana: (Slow, by syllable) у
Yura: Listen again and repeat.
Svetlana: у
{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 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: у тебя
{pause}
And next
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: у тебя есть
{pause}
Next is
Svetlana: мобильный
Yura: meaning mobile/cell.
Svetlana: (Slow, by syllable) мобильный
Yura: Now repeat.
Svetlana: мобильный
{Pause}
Listen to the the first 4 words of the question and repeat.
Svetlana: у тебя есть мобильный
{pause}
And after that
Svetlana: телефон
Yura: meaning phone .
Svetlana: (Slow, by syllable) телефон
Yura: Now repeat.
Svetlana: телефон
{Pause}
Listen to the entire question and repeat.
Svetlana: у тебя есть мобильный телефон
{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 a cell phone??
Svetlana: да, у меня айфон.
Yura: "Yes, I have an iPhone.. Again, slowly. Repeat the phrase.
Svetlana: (Slow) да, у меня айфон.
{pause}
Yura: Let's break it down from the beginning. The first word:
Svetlana: да
Yura: meaning yes.
Svetlana: (Slow, by syllable) да
Yura: Now repeat
Svetlana: да
{Pause}
Yura: And next
Svetlana: у
meaning something like of.
Svetlana: (Slow, by syllable) у
Yura: Now repeat.
Svetlana: у
{Pause}
Yura: And after that
Svetlana: меня
meaning something like I.
Svetlana: (Slow, by syllable) меня
Yura: Now repeat.
Svetlana: меня
{Pause}
Yura: And after that
Svetlana: айфон
meaning IPhone.
Svetlana: (Slow, by syllable) айфон
Yura: Now repeat.
Svetlana: айфон
{Pause}
Yura: Listen to the speaker say, Yes, I have an iPhone., and then repeat.
Svetlana: да, у меня айфон.
{pause}
Yura: To expand on the pattern, replace iPhone with new phone.
Svetlana: новый телефон
Yura: new phone
Svetlana: (slow) новый телефон (regular) новый телефон
Yura: Listen to the phrase again, this time with new phone
Svetlana: да, у меня новый телефон.
Yura: It mostly stays the same. Simply replace iPhone. Say Yes, I have an new phone.
{pause}
Svetlana: да, у меня новый телефон.
Yura: To expand on the pattern, replace new phone with old phone .
Svetlana: старый телефон
Yura: old phone
Svetlana: (slow) старый телефон (regular) старый телефон
Yura: Listen to the phrase again, this time with old phone
Svetlana: да, у меня старый телефон .
Yura: It mostly stays the same. Simply replace the {lang} for new phone. Say Yes, I have an old phone .
{pause}
Svetlana: да, у меня старый телефон .
Yura: To make another phrase, replace old phone with no.
Svetlana: нет
Yura: no
Svetlana: (slow) нет (regular) нет
Yura: Listen to the phrase again, this time with no
Svetlana: да, у меня нет. (wrong, need to change the answer to negative!)
Yura: It mostly stays the same. Simply replace the {lang} for old phone . Say Yes, I have an no.
{pause}
Svetlana: да, у меня нет.
Now it's time for a quiz. Imagine you are visiting Russia and someone asks you if you have a cell phone. You have a iPhone. Respond to the question.
Svetlana: у тебя есть мобильный телефон? (five seconds) да, у меня айфон.
Yura: Now imagine you have a new phone Respond to the question.
Svetlana: у тебя есть мобильный телефон? (five seconds) да, у меня новый телефон.
Yura: Now imagine you have an old phone . . Answer the speaker's question.
Svetlana: у тебя есть мобильный телефон? (five seconds) да, у меня старый телефон .
Yura: Now imagine you have a no. Respond to the question.
Svetlana: у тебя есть мобильный телефон? (five seconds) да, у меня нет.
Yura: You want to ask that person if they have a cell phone. Ask the question
(5 seconds)
Svetlana: у тебя есть мобильный телефон?
{pause}
Yura: Now it's time to answer the question with actual information about yourself.
Svetlana: у тебя есть мобильный телефон?
{pause}
Yura: This is the end of Lesson 15

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Pedro Silva
Tuesday at 1:13 pm
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Hey! Not sure what happened but the transcription is wrong, instead of "new phone" it says "Samsung"

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Hello Sebastian Klaus,

Your sentence is correct ?

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У меня есть мобильный телефон из Японии - Сони Иксперия XZ.

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ok thanks makes lots of sense now!

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Hi Andrew,


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Both prepositions Для and За are translated in English as "FOR" but it is used very differently. Preposition Для is the synonym of the preposition Ради which literally means "for the sake of". It marks the purpose of something or for which something is done. For example, Для мамы or Ради мамы , for mother. Для положительных результатов. For the sake of positive results.

Preposition За has several meanings. It might indicate location. The equivalent in English for it is Behind. for example, Behind the building. За зданием.

The other meaning is "for" which is used in Accusative case with the meaning of “in exchange for something” or “instead of someone”. For example: He paid for the book. Он заплатил за книгу.The precise meaning would be, He Exchange Money for the book. Sound a bit rigid but hopefully understandable. Or He gave a lecture for his sick colleague. Он провел лекцию за заболевшего коллегу. Even such common phrase as “Thank you for your help” can be interpreted as “Thank you for doing it INSTEAD of me” Спасибо за Вашу помошь



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Andrew
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well i do have one. what is the difference between для and за?

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