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Yura: Top 25 Russian Questions You Need to Know - Lesson 17: What time is it? 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 "What time is it?" In Russian this is
Svetlana: сколько времени?
The first word in the question is
Svetlana: сколько
Yura: meaning "something like what" in English.
Svetlana: (Slow, by syllable) сколько
Yura: Listen again and repeat.
Svetlana: сколько
{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
Yura: (You will hear this common question again and again throughout your studies.) Master the following pattern and responses to the question What time is it??
Svetlana: 12 часов
Yura: "It's 12:00. Again, slowly. Repeat the phrase.
Svetlana: (Slow) 12 часов
{pause}
Yura: Let's break it down from the beginning. The first word:
Svetlana: двенадцать
Yura: meaning 12.
Svetlana: (Slow, by syllable) двенадцать
Yura: Now repeat
Svetlana: двенадцать
{Pause}
Yura: Next is
Svetlana: часов
meaning o'clock.
Svetlana: (Slow, by syllable) часов
Yura: Now repeat.
Svetlana: часов
{Pause}
Yura: Listen to the speaker say, It's 12:00, and then repeat.
Svetlana: 12 часов
{pause}
Yura: To use a different phrase, replace 12:00 with 10 a.m. .
Svetlana: десять утра
Yura: 10 a.m.
Svetlana: (slow) десять утра (regular) десять утра
Yura: Listen to the phrase again, this time with 10 a.m.
Svetlana: 12 часов
Yura: It mostly stays the same. Simply replace 12:00. Say It's 10 a.m.
{pause}
Svetlana: 12 часов (should 10 am)
Yura: To use a different phrase, replace 10 a.m. with 1 p.m..
Svetlana: час дня
Yura: 1 p.m.
Svetlana: (slow) час дня (regular) час дня
Yura: Listen to the phrase again, this time with 1 p.m.
Svetlana: 12 часов
Yura: It mostly stays the same. Simply replace the {lang} for 10 a.m. . Say It's 1 p.m.
{pause}
Svetlana: 12 часов
Yura: To expand on the pattern, replace 1 p.m. with 4 pm.
Svetlana: четыре часа
Yura: 4 pm
Svetlana: (slow) четыре часа (regular) четыре часа
Yura: Listen to the phrase again, this time with 4 pm
Svetlana: 12 часов
Yura: It mostly stays the same. Simply replace the {lang} for 1 p.m.. Say It's 4 pm
{pause}
Svetlana: 12 часов
Now it's time for a quiz. Imagine you are visiting Russia and someone asks you what time it is. It's 12:00. Respond to the question.
Svetlana: сколько времени? (five seconds) 12 часов
Yura: Now imagine it's 10 a.m. Respond to the question.
Svetlana: сколько времени? (five seconds) 12 часов
Yura: Imagine it's 1 p.m. Answer the speaker's question.
Svetlana: сколько времени? (five seconds) 12 часов
Yura: Imagine it's 4 pm. Respond to the question.
Svetlana: сколько времени? (five seconds) 12 часов
Yura: You want to ask someone what time it is. Ask the question
(5 seconds)
Svetlana: сколько времени?
{pause}
Yura: This is the end of Lesson 17

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Monday at 6:30 pm
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Please give your answer to the question below!

robert groulx
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thank you for the lesson transcripts


robert

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Monday at 1:37 am
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Hello Fernando,


After 1 (including 21, 31, 41 ect.) we use Nominative case of a noun - час, день, месяц ect.

After 2, 3, 4 (including 22, 23, 24, 32, 33, 34 ect.) we use Genitive case of a noun, singular form - часа, дня, месяца ect.

After all other numbers (including 11, 12, 13, 14 ) we use Genitive case of a noun, plural form - часов, дней, месяцев ect.


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Fernando
Wednesday at 1:16 am
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Hello,


I didn´t understand very well when we should use (Час, часа or часов).

Is it the same "rules" used with the age? 1 - год, 2, 3, 4 - года, > 4 - лет ?


Час дня (1 pm)

Четыре часа (four o´clock)

Двенадцать часов (twelve o'clock , midday)

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Tuesday at 11:52 am
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Hello Jim,


Unfortunately, you answer is unclear ?


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Jim
Sunday at 4:54 am
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Пятнадцать три двенадцатого

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Wednesday at 1:11 pm
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Hello Phil,


You are correct,


There is a mistake in audio. :sob:


We will try to fix it.


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Phil
Sunday at 8:19 pm
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Hi there!


At the 4:31 to 4:40 time frame of lesson 17, I believe the incorrect response is given in Russian. The speaker says, "Imagine it is 5 PM, answer the speakers question." But the response in Russian seems to be 1 PM. Please correct me if I am wrong.


Thank you for such a great product to help me get better at the Russian language!


Phil

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Sunday at 6:15 pm
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Hello Eos,


The correct sentence will be:


11.25 - Двадцать пять минут двенадцатого.


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Eos
Friday at 12:29 am
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Одиннадцать двадцать пять утра.