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Yura: Top 25 Russian Questions You Need to Know - Lesson 18: What are you doing? 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 are you doing?" In Russian this is
Svetlana: что ты делаешь
The first word in the question is
Svetlana: что
Yura: "meaning what " in English.
Svetlana: (Slow, by syllable) что
Yura: Listen again and repeat.
Svetlana: что
{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: ты
Yura: meaning you.
Svetlana: (Slow, by syllable) ты
Yura: Now repeat.
Svetlana: ты
{Pause}
Listen to the the first 2 words of the question and repeat.
Svetlana: что ты
{pause}
And after that
Svetlana: делаешь
Yura: meaning do.
Svetlana: (Slow, by syllable) делаешь
Yura: Now repeat.
Svetlana: делаешь
{Pause}
Listen to the entire question and repeat.
Svetlana: что ты делаешь
{pause}
Yura: (You will hear this common question again and again throughout your studies.) Master the following pattern and responses to the question What are you doing??
Svetlana: я просто думаю
Yura: "I'm just thinking.. Again, slowly. Repeat the phrase.
Svetlana: (Slow) я просто думаю
{pause}
Yura: Let's break it down from the beginning. The first word:
Svetlana: я
Yura: meaning I.
Svetlana: (Slow, by syllable) я
Yura: Now repeat
Svetlana: я
{Pause}
Yura: And next
Svetlana: просто
meaning just.
Svetlana: (Slow, by syllable) просто
A:Now repeat.
Svetlana: просто
{Pause}
Yura: And after that
Svetlana: думаю
meaning thinking.
Svetlana: (Slow, by syllable) думаю
A:Now repeat.
Svetlana: думаю
{Pause}
Yura: Listen to the speaker say, I'm just thinking., and then repeat.
Svetlana: я просто думаю
{pause}
Yura: To expand on the pattern, replace thinking with working .
Svetlana: работаю
Yura: working
Svetlana: (slow) работаю (regular) работаю
Yura: Listen to the phrase again, this time with working
Svetlana: я просто работаю
Yura: It mostly stays the same. Simply replace thinking. Say I'm just working .
{pause}
Svetlana: я просто работаю
Yura: To expand on the pattern, replace working with studying .
Svetlana: занимаюсь
Yura: studying
Svetlana: (slow) занимаюсь (regular) занимаюсь
Yura: Listen to the phrase again, this time with studying
Svetlana: я просто занимаюсь
Yura: It mostly stays the same. Simply replace the {lang} for working . Say I'm just studying .
{pause}
Svetlana: я просто занимаюсь
Yura: To expand on the pattern, replace studying with resting .
Svetlana: отдыхаю
Yura: resting
Svetlana: (slow) отдыхаю (regular) отдыхаю
Yura: Listen to the phrase again, this time with resting
Svetlana: я просто отдыхаю
Yura: It mostly stays the same. Simply replace the {lang} for studying . Say I'm just resting .
{pause}
Svetlana: я просто отдыхаю
Now it's time for a quiz. Imagine you are visiting Russia and someone asks you what you're doing. You are thinking. Respond to the question.
Svetlana: что ты делаешь (five seconds) я просто думаю
Yura: Now imagine you are working Respond to the question.
Svetlana: что ты делаешь (five seconds) я просто работаю
Yura: Imagine you are studying . . Answer the speaker's question.
Svetlana: что ты делаешь (five seconds) я просто занимаюсь
Yura: Imagine you're resting . Respond to the question.
Svetlana: что ты делаешь (five seconds) я просто отдыхаю
Yura: You want to ask someone what they are is doing. Ask the question
(5 seconds)
Svetlana: что ты делаешь
{pause}
Yura: This is the end of Lesson 18
Vocabulary
Svetlana: что
Yura: what
Svetlana: (Slow) что , что
Svetlana: ты
Yura: you
Svetlana: (Slow) ты , ты
Svetlana: делаешь
Yura: do
Svetlana: (Slow) делаешь, делаешь
Svetlana: я
Yura: I
Svetlana: (Slow) я, я
Svetlana: просто
Yura: just
Svetlana: (Slow) просто, просто
Svetlana: думаю
Yura: thinking
Svetlana: (Slow) думаю, думаю
Svetlana: работаю
Yura: working
Svetlana: (Slow) работаю, работаю
Svetlana: занимаюсь
Yura: studying
Svetlana: (Slow) занимаюсь, занимаюсь
Svetlana: отдыхаю
Yura: resting
Svetlana: (Slow) отдыхаю , отдыхаю
Yura: "What are you doing?"
Svetlana: что ты делаешь
Sample sentences
Yura: "I'm just thinking."
Svetlana: я просто думаю
Yura: "I'm just working ."
Svetlana: я просто работаю
Yura: "I'm just studying ."
Svetlana: я просто занимаюсь
Yura: "I'm just resting ."
Svetlana: я просто отдыхаю
Dialogue for LBL
Q: что ты делаешь
Yura: я просто думаю
Yura: я просто работаю
Yura: я просто занимаюсь
Yura: я просто отдыхаю
"Yura: Top 25 Russian Questions You Need to Know - Lesson 18: What are you doing? 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 are you doing?" In Russian this is
Svetlana: что ты делаешь
The first word in the question is
Svetlana: что
Yura: "meaning what " in English.
Svetlana: (Slow, by syllable) что
Yura: Listen again and repeat.
Svetlana: что
{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: ты
Yura: meaning you.
Svetlana: (Slow, by syllable) ты
Yura: Now repeat.
Svetlana: ты
{Pause}
Listen to the the first 2 words of the question and repeat.
Svetlana: что ты
{pause}
And after that
Svetlana: делаешь
Yura: meaning do.
Svetlana: (Slow, by syllable) делаешь
Yura: Now repeat.
Svetlana: делаешь
{Pause}
Listen to the entire question and repeat.
Svetlana: что ты делаешь
{pause}
Yura: (You will hear this common question again and again throughout your studies.) Master the following pattern and responses to the question What are you doing??
Svetlana: я просто думаю
Yura: "I'm just thinking.. Again, slowly. Repeat the phrase.
Svetlana: (Slow) я просто думаю
{pause}
Yura: Let's break it down from the beginning. The first word:
Svetlana: я
Yura: meaning I.
Svetlana: (Slow, by syllable) я
Yura: Now repeat
Svetlana: я
{Pause}
Yura: And next
Svetlana: просто
meaning just.
Svetlana: (Slow, by syllable) просто
A:Now repeat.
Svetlana: просто
{Pause}
Yura: And after that
Svetlana: думаю
meaning thinking.
Svetlana: (Slow, by syllable) думаю
A:Now repeat.
Svetlana: думаю
{Pause}
Yura: Listen to the speaker say, I'm just thinking., and then repeat.
Svetlana: я просто думаю
{pause}
Yura: To expand on the pattern, replace thinking with working .
Svetlana: работаю
Yura: working
Svetlana: (slow) работаю (regular) работаю
Yura: Listen to the phrase again, this time with working
Svetlana: я просто работаю
Yura: It mostly stays the same. Simply replace thinking. Say I'm just working .
{pause}
Svetlana: я просто работаю
Yura: To expand on the pattern, replace working with studying .
Svetlana: занимаюсь
Yura: studying
Svetlana: (slow) занимаюсь (regular) занимаюсь
Yura: Listen to the phrase again, this time with studying
Svetlana: я просто занимаюсь
Yura: It mostly stays the same. Simply replace the {lang} for working . Say I'm just studying .
{pause}
Svetlana: я просто занимаюсь
Yura: To expand on the pattern, replace studying with resting .
Svetlana: отдыхаю
Yura: resting
Svetlana: (slow) отдыхаю (regular) отдыхаю
Yura: Listen to the phrase again, this time with resting
Svetlana: я просто отдыхаю
Yura: It mostly stays the same. Simply replace the {lang} for studying . Say I'm just resting .
{pause}
Svetlana: я просто отдыхаю
Now it's time for a quiz. Imagine you are visiting Russia and someone asks you what you're doing. You are thinking. Respond to the question.
Svetlana: что ты делаешь (five seconds) я просто думаю
Yura: Now imagine you are working Respond to the question.
Svetlana: что ты делаешь (five seconds) я просто работаю
Yura: Imagine you are studying . . Answer the speaker's question.
Svetlana: что ты делаешь (five seconds) я просто занимаюсь
Yura: Imagine you're resting . Respond to the question.
Svetlana: что ты делаешь (five seconds) я просто отдыхаю
Yura: You want to ask someone what they are is doing. Ask the question
(5 seconds)
Svetlana: что ты делаешь
{pause}
Yura: This is the end of Lesson 18

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Hello Тарык,


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я просто отдыхаю!)

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Hello Jason Wojcik,


I corrected your sentences a little bit: "Что ты делаешь? Я просто ем и занимаюсь русским языком."


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Что ты делаешь? Я просто ем и занимаюсь русский язык.

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Я просто хочу знать Русский Язык более хорошо чем сейчас:)

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Hello али,


I corrected your sentences:


- Что ты делаешь?

- Я просто читаю.

- Что вы делаете друзья ?


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