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Yura: Top 25 Russian Questions You Need to Know - Lesson 19: What's wrong? 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's wrong?" In Russian this is
Svetlana: что случилось?
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: случилось
Yura: meaning happen .
Svetlana: (Slow, by syllable) случилось
Yura: Now repeat.
Svetlana: случилось
{Pause}
Listen to the entire question and repeat.
Svetlana: что случилось
{pause}
Yura: (You will hear this common question again and again throughout your studies.) Master the following pattern and responses to the question What's wrong??
Svetlana: я устал
Yura: "I'm tired.. Again, slowly. Repeat the phrase.
Svetlana: (Slow) я устал
{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 after that
Svetlana: устал
meaning tired.
Svetlana: (Slow, by syllable) устал
A:Now repeat.
Svetlana: устал
{Pause}
Yura: Listen to the speaker say, I'm tired., and then repeat.
Svetlana: я устал
{pause}
Yura: To expand on the pattern, replace tired with busy.
Svetlana: занят
Yura: busy
Svetlana: (slow) занят (regular) занят
Yura: Listen to the phrase again, this time with busy
Svetlana: я занят
Yura: It mostly stays the same. Simply replace tired. Say I'm busy.
{pause}
Svetlana: я занят
Yura: To use a different phrase, replace busy with nervous .
Svetlana: волнуюсь
Yura: nervous
Svetlana: (slow) волнуюсь (regular) волнуюсь
Yura: Listen to the phrase again, this time with nervous
Svetlana: я волнуюсь
Yura: It mostly stays the same. Simply replace the word for busy. Say I'm nervous .
{pause}
Svetlana: я волнуюсь
Yura: To expand on the pattern, replace nervous with in a hurry .
Svetlana: спешу
Yura: in a hurry
Svetlana: (slow) спешу (regular) спешу
Yura: Listen to the phrase again, this time with in a hurry
Svetlana: я спешу
Yura: It mostly stays the same. Simply replace the word for nervous . Say I'm in a hurry .
{pause}
Svetlana: я спешу
Now it's time for a quiz. Imagine you are visiting Russia and someone asks you what's wrong. You want to answer I'm tired. Respond to the question.
Svetlana: что случилось? (five seconds) я устал
Yura: Now you want to say I'm busy. Respond to the question.
Svetlana: что случилось? (five seconds) я занят
Yura: You want to say I'm nervous. Answer the speaker's question.
Svetlana: что случилось? (five seconds) я волнуюсь
Yura: Imagine you're in a hurry. Respond to the question.
Svetlana: что случилось? (five seconds) я спешу
Yura: Now you want to ask someone what's wrong. Ask the question
(5 seconds)
Svetlana: что случилось?
{pause}
Yura: This is the end of Lesson 19

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thank youy for the lesson transcript


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Hello Тарык,


Почему?


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Тарык
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Я устал

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Hello Fernando,


Here is a correct sentence:


Я волнуюсь об этой ситуации.

"I´m worry about this situation"


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Fernando
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Я волнуюсь.

Я волнуюсь об это ситуация.

"I´m worry about this situation"...

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Hello Джесси,


Your question is also possible, depending on a situation.


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What about "что не так"?

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Hello gülperi,


Your sentence is correct.


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gülperi
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Я болен