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Yura: Top 25 Russian Questions You Need to Know - Lesson 20: What's the weather like? 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 the weather like in Moscow?" In Russian this is
Svetlana: какая погода в Москве?
The first word in the question is
Svetlana: какая
Yura: "meaning something like what" in English.
Svetlana: (Slow, by syllable) какая
Yura: Listen again and repeat.
Svetlana: какая
{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: погода
Yura: meaning weather.
Svetlana: (Slow, by syllable) погода
Yura: Now repeat.
Svetlana: погода
{Pause}
Listen to the the first 2 words of the question and repeat.
Svetlana: какая погода
{pause}
Next is
Svetlana: в
Yura: meaning in.
Svetlana: (Slow, by syllable) в
Yura: Now repeat.
Svetlana: в
{Pause}
Listen to the the first 3 words of the question and repeat.
Svetlana: какая погода в
{pause}
And after that
Svetlana: Москве
Yura: meaning Moscow.
Svetlana: (Slow, by syllable) Москве
Yura: Now repeat.
Svetlana: Москве
{Pause}
Listen to the entire question and repeat.
Svetlana: какая погода в Москве
{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 the weather like in Moscow??
Svetlana: солнечно
Yura: "It's sunny.. Again, slowly. Repeat the phrase.
Svetlana: (Slow) солнечно
{pause}
Yura: Let's break it down from the beginning. The first word:
Svetlana: солнечно
Yura: meaning sunny.
Svetlana: (Slow, by syllable) солнечно
Yura: Now repeat
Svetlana: солнечно
{Pause}
FALSE
Yura: Listen to the speaker say, It's sunny., and then repeat.
Svetlana: солнечно
{pause}
Yura: To use a different phrase, replace sunny with windy.
Svetlana: ветренно
Yura: windy
Svetlana: (slow) ветренно (regular) ветренно
Yura: Listen to the phrase again, this time with windy
Svetlana: ветренно
Yura: Simply replace the word for sunny with the word for windy. Say It's windy.
{pause}
Svetlana: ветренно
Yura: To make another phrase, replace windy with rainy .
Svetlana: дождливо
Yura: rainy
Svetlana: (slow) дождливо (regular) дождливо
Yura: Listen to the phrase again, this time with rainy
Svetlana: дождливо
Yura: Simply replace the word for windy with the word for rainy. Say It's rainy .
{pause}
Svetlana: дождливо
Yura: To expand on the pattern, replace rainy with cloudy .
Svetlana: облачно
Yura: cloudy
Svetlana: (slow) облачно (regular) облачно
Yura: Listen to the phrase again, this time with cloudy
Svetlana: облачно
Yura: Simply replace the word for rainy with the word for cloudy. Say It's cloudy .
{pause}
Svetlana: облачно
Now it's time for a quiz. Imagine you are visiting Russia and someone asks you What's the weather like in Moscow?. You want to say it's sunny. Respond to the question.
Svetlana: какая погода в Москве? (five seconds) солнечно
Yura: Now you want to say it's windy Respond to the question.
Svetlana: какая погода в Москве? (five seconds) ветренно
Yura: You want to say it's rainy . . Answer the speaker's question.
Svetlana: какая погода в Москве? (five seconds) дождливо
Yura: You want to say it's cloudy . Respond to the question.
Svetlana: какая погода в Москве? (five seconds) облачно
Yura: You want to ask someone what the weather is like. Ask the question
(5 seconds)
Svetlana: какая погода в Москве?
{pause}
Yura: This is the end of Lesson 20

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Just so you know, unless you were visiting Russia from the southern hemisphere, the seasons wouldn't be opposite. :smile: