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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: The 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 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: у тебя есть
{pause}
Yura: And next
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
Yura: Listen to the entire question and repeat.
Svetlana: у тебя есть мобильный телефон
Yura: 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.
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
Yura: 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
Yura: Listen to the speaker say, "Yes, I have an iPhone." and then repeat.
Svetlana: да, у меня айфон.
Yura: To expand on the pattern, replace iPhone with Samsung.
Svetlana: Самсунг
Yura: Samsung
Svetlana: (slow) Самсунг (regular) Самсунг
Yura: Listen to the phrase again, this time with Samsung.
Svetlana: да, у меня Самсунг.
Yura: It mostly stays the same. Simply replace iPhone. Say "Yes, I have a Samsung."
Svetlana: да, у меня Самсунг.
Yura: To use a different phrase, replace Samsung with Nokia.
Svetlana: Нокиа
Yura: Nokia
Svetlana: (slow) Нокиа (regular) Нокиа
Yura: Listen to the phrase again, this time with Nokia.
Svetlana: да, у меня Нокиа.
Yura: It mostly stays the same. Simply replace Samsung with Nokia. Say "Yes, I have a Nokia."
Svetlana: да, у меня Нокиа.
Yura: To make another phrase, replace Nokia with Motorola.
Svetlana: Моторола
Yura: Motorola
Svetlana: (slow) Моторола (regular) Моторола
Yura: Listen to the phrase again, this time with Motorola.
Svetlana: да, у меня Моторола.
Yura: It mostly stays the same. Simply replace the Nokia with Motorola. Say "Yes, I have a Motorola."
Svetlana: да, у меня Моторола.
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 Samsung. Respond to the question.
Svetlana: у тебя есть мобильный телефон? (five seconds) да, у меня Самсунг.
Yura: Now imagine you have a Nokia. Answer the speaker's question.
Svetlana: у тебя есть мобильный телефон? (five seconds) да, у меня Нокиа.
Yura: Now imagine you have a Motorola. Respond to the question.
Svetlana: у тебя есть мобильный телефон? (five seconds) да, у меня Моторола.
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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hello, thanks for good and helpful lessons. By the way, please check lesson transcription. It is different with sound at some places.

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Pedro Silva
Tuesday at 01:13 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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Sebastian Klaus
Tuesday at 03:40 AM
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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,


Thank you for the comment.



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?