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Yura: Top 25 Russian Questions You Need to Know - Lesson 17: What time is it? in Russian
Yura: 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.
Yura: In this lesson, you'll learn how to respond to the common question "What time is it?" In Russian, this is..
Svetlana: Который час?
The first word in the question is
Svetlana: Который
Yura: meaning something like "what" in English.
Svetlana: (Slow, by syllable) Который
Yura: Listen again and repeat.
Svetlana: Который
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: час
Yura: meaning "hour" in English
Svetlana: (Slow, by syllable) час
Yura: Now repeat.
Svetlana: час
Yura: Master the following pattern and responses to the question "What time is it?"
Svetlana: Двенадцать часов.
Yura: "It's 12:00." Again, slowly. Repeat the phrase.
Svetlana: (Slow) Двенадцать часов.
Yura: Let's break it down from the beginning. The first word..
Svetlana: двенадцать
Yura: meaning "twelve."
Svetlana: (Slow, by syllable) двенадцать
Yura: Now repeat
Svetlana: двенадцать
Yura: And next..
Svetlana: час
Yura: meaning "o'clock."
Svetlana: (Slow, by syllable) час
Yura: Now repeat.
Svetlana: час
Yura: Listen to the speaker say, "It's 12:00" and then repeat.
Svetlana: Двенадцать часов.
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: Десять утра.
Yura: Simply replace twelve o'clock. Say It's 10 a.m.
Svetlana: Двенадцать часов.
Yura: To expand on the pattern, 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: час дня
Yura: It mostly stays the same. Simply replace 10 a.m. Say It's "1 p.m."
Svetlana: Час дня.
Yura: To expand on the pattern, replace 1 p.m. with 4 pm.
Svetlana: Четыре часа.
Yura: 4 o'clock
Svetlana: (slow) четыре часа (regular) четыре часа
Yura: Listen to the phrase again, this time with 4 o'clock.
Svetlana: Двенадцать часов.
Yura: It mostly stays the same. Simply replace 1 p.m. Say "It's 4 pm"
Svetlana: Четыре часа.
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: Который час? (five seconds) Двенадцать часов.
Yura: Now imagine it's 10 a.m. Respond to the question.
Svetlana: Который час? (five seconds) Десять утра.
Yura: Imagine it's 1 p.m. Answer the speaker's question.
Svetlana: Который час? (five seconds) Час дня.
Yura: Imagine it's 4 pm. Respond to the question.
Svetlana: Который час? (five seconds) Четыре часа.
Yura: You want to ask someone what time it is. Ask the question
(5 seconds)
Svetlana: Который час?
Yura: This is the end of Lesson 17.

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Monday at 06:30 PM
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Please give your answer to the question below!

Hakan
Sunday at 10:11 PM
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hi, sound and lesson transcription has some differences. And one part doesn't exist at transcription

robert groulx
Thursday at 10:20 AM
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thank you for the lesson transcripts


robert

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Monday at 01:37 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 01:16 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 04:54 AM
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Пятнадцать три двенадцатого

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Wednesday at 01:11 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 08:19 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 06:15 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.