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Yura: Top 25 Russian Questions You Need to Know - Lesson 22: What's this? 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 this?" In Russian this is
Svetlana: что это?
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: это
Yura: meaning this/it.
Svetlana: (Slow, by syllable) это
Yura: Now repeat.
Svetlana: это
{Pause}
Listen to the entire question and repeat.
Svetlana: что это
{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 this??
Svetlana: это фотоаппарат
Yura: "It's a camera.. Again, slowly. Repeat the phrase.
Svetlana: (Slow) это фотоаппарат
{pause}
Yura: Let's break it down from the beginning. The first word:
Svetlana: это
Yura: meaning this/it.
Svetlana: (Slow, by syllable) это
Yura: Now repeat
Svetlana: это
{Pause}
Yura: And next
Svetlana: фотоаппарат
meaning camera .
Svetlana: (Slow, by syllable) фотоаппарат
Yura: Now repeat.
Svetlana: фотоаппарат
{Pause}
Yura: Listen to the speaker say, It's a camera., and then repeat.
Svetlana: это фотоаппарат
{pause}
Yura: To expand on the pattern, replace camera with phone.
Svetlana: телефон
Yura: phone
Svetlana: (slow) телефон (regular) телефон
Yura: Listen to the phrase again, this time with phone
Svetlana: это телефон
Yura: It mostly stays the same. Simply replace camera. Say It's a phone.
{pause}
Svetlana: это телефон
Yura: To expand on the pattern, replace phone with tablet PC .
Svetlana: планшет
Yura: tablet PC
Svetlana: (slow) планшет (regular) планшет
Yura: Listen to the phrase again, this time with tablet PC
Svetlana: это планшет
Yura: It mostly stays the same. Simply replace the word for phone. Say It's a tablet PC .
{pause}
Svetlana: это планшет
Yura: To expand on the pattern, replace tablet PC with dictionary .
Svetlana: словарь
Yura: dictionary
Svetlana: (slow) словарь (regular) словарь
Yura: Listen to the phrase again, this time with dictionary
Svetlana: это словарь
Yura: It mostly stays the same. Simply replace the word for tablet PC . Say It's a dictionary .
{pause}
Svetlana: это словарь
Now it's time for a quiz. Imagine you are visiting Russia and someone asks you what something is. It is (a) camera. Respond to the question.
Svetlana: что это? (five seconds) это фотоаппарат
Yura: Now imagine that it's (a) phone Respond to the question.
Svetlana: что это? (five seconds) это телефон
Yura: Imagine that it's (a) tablet PC . . Answer the speaker's question.
Svetlana: что это? (five seconds) это планшет
Yura: Imagine that it's dictionary . Respond to the question.
Svetlana: что это? (five seconds) это словарь
Yura: You want to ask someone what something is. Ask the question
(5 seconds)
Svetlana: что это?
{pause}
Yura: This is the end of Lesson 22

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