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Yura: Top 25 Russian Questions You Need to Know - Lesson 24: Have you been to Moscow? 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 "Have you been to Moscow?" In Russian this is
Svetlana: ты бывал в Москве?
The first word in the question is
Svetlana: ты
Yura: "meaning you" in English.
Svetlana: (Slow, by syllable) ты
Yura: Listen again and repeat.
Svetlana: ты
{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: бывал
Yura: meaning been.
Svetlana: (Slow, by syllable) бывал
Yura: Now repeat.
Svetlana: бывал
{Pause}
Listen to the first 2 words of the question and repeat.
Svetlana: ты бывал
{pause}
And after that
Svetlana: в
Yura: meaning in.
Svetlana: (Slow, by syllable) в
Yura: Now repeat.
Svetlana: в
{Pause}
Listen to the first 3 words of the question and repeat.
Svetlana: ты бывал в
{pause}
And next
Svetlana: Москве
Yura: meaning Moscow .
Svetlana: (Slow, by syllable) Москве
Yura: Now repeat.
Svetlana: Москве
{Pause}
Listen to the entire question and repeat.
Svetlana: ты бывал 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 Have you been to Moscow??
Svetlana: да, я бывал там дважды
Yura: "Yes, I've been twice.. Again, slowly. Repeat the phrase.
Svetlana: (Slow) да, я бывал там дважды
{pause}
Yura: Let's break it down from the beginning. The first word:
Svetlana: да
Yura: meaning yes.
Svetlana: (Slow, by syllable) да
Yura: Now repeat
Svetlana: да
{Pause}
Yura: And next
Svetlana: я
meaning I .
Svetlana: (Slow, by syllable) я
Yura: Now repeat.
Svetlana: я
{Pause}
Yura: And after that
Svetlana: бывал
meaning been .
Svetlana: (Slow, by syllable) бывал
Yura: Now repeat.
Svetlana: бывал
{Pause}
Yura: And next
Svetlana: там
meaning there.
Svetlana: (Slow, by syllable) там
Yura: Now repeat.
Svetlana: там
{Pause}
Yura: And after that
Svetlana: дважды
meaning twice.
Svetlana: (Slow, by syllable) дважды
Yura: Now repeat.
Svetlana: дважды
{Pause}
Yura: Listen to the speaker say, Yes, I've been twice., and then repeat.
Svetlana: да, я бывал там дважды
{pause}
Yura: To use a different phrase, replace twice with one time.
Svetlana: один раз
Yura: one time
Svetlana: (slow) один раз (regular) один раз
Yura: Listen to the phrase again, this time with one time
Svetlana: да, я бывал там один раз
Yura: It mostly stays the same. Simply replace twice. Say Yes, I've been one time.
{pause}
Svetlana: да, я бывал там один раз
Yura: To expand on the pattern, replace one time with three times.
Svetlana: три раза
Yura: three times
Svetlana: (slow) три раза (regular) три раза
Yura: Listen to the phrase again, this time with three times
Svetlana: да, я бывал там три раза
Yura: It mostly stays the same. Simply replace the phrase for one time. Say Yes, I've been three times.
{pause}
Svetlana: да, я бывал там три раза
Yura: To expand on the pattern, replace three times with recently.
Svetlana: недавно
Yura: recently
Svetlana: (slow) недавно (regular) недавно
Yura: Listen to the phrase again, this time with recently
Svetlana: да, я бывал там недавно
Yura: It mostly stays the same. Simply replace the phrase for three times. Say Yes, I've been recently.
{pause}
Svetlana: да, я бывал там недавно
Now it's time for a quiz. Imagine you are visiting Russia and someone a stranger asks you Have you been to Moscow?. You want to answer Yes, I've been twice.. Respond to the question.
Svetlana: ты бывал в Москве? (five seconds) да, я бывал там дважды
Yura: Now you want to say Yes, I've been one time.. Respond to the question.
Svetlana: ты бывал в Москве? (five seconds) да, я бывал там один раз
Yura: You want to say Yes, I've been three times.. . Answer the speaker's question.
Svetlana: ты бывал в Москве? (five seconds) да, я бывал там три раза
Yura: You want to answer Yes, I've been recently.. Respond to the question.
Svetlana: ты бывал в Москве? (five seconds) да, я бывал там недавно
Yura: You want to ask someone if they have been to Moscow. Ask the question
(5 seconds)
Svetlana: ты бывал в Москве?
{pause}
Yura: This is the end of Lesson 24
Vocabulary
Svetlana: бывал
Yura: been
Svetlana: (Slow) бывал, бывал
Svetlana: в
Yura: in
Svetlana: (Slow) в, в
Svetlana: Москве
Yura: Moscow
Svetlana: (Slow) Москве, Москве
Svetlana: бывал
Yura: been
Svetlana: (Slow) бывал , бывал
Svetlana: там
Yura: there
Svetlana: (Slow) там , там
Svetlana: дважды
Yura: twice
Svetlana: (Slow) дважды , дважды
Svetlana: один раз
Yura: one time
Svetlana: (Slow) один раз, один раз
Svetlana: три раза
Yura: three times
Svetlana: (Slow) три раза, три раза
Svetlana: недавно
Yura: recently
Svetlana: (Slow) недавно , недавно
Sample sentences
Yura: "Have you been to Moscow?"
Svetlana: ты бывал в Москве?
Yura: "Yes, I've been twice."
Svetlana: да, я бывал там дважды
Yura: "Yes, I've been one time."
Svetlana: да, я бывал там один раз
Yura: "Yes, I've been three times."
Svetlana: да, я бывал там три раза
Yura: "Yes, I've been recently."
Svetlana: да, я бывал там недавно
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"Yura: Top 25 Russian Questions You Need to Know - Lesson 24: Have you been to Moscow? 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 "Have you been to Moscow?" In Russian this is
Svetlana: ты бывал в Москве?
The first word in the question is
Svetlana: ты
Yura: "meaning you" in English.
Svetlana: (Slow, by syllable) ты
Yura: Listen again and repeat.
Svetlana: ты
{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: бывал
Yura: meaning been.
Svetlana: (Slow, by syllable) бывал
Yura: Now repeat.
Svetlana: бывал
{Pause}
Listen to the first 2 word of the question and repeat.
Svetlana: ты бывал
{pause}
And next
Svetlana: в
Yura: meaning in.
Svetlana: (Slow, by syllable) в
Yura: Now repeat.
Svetlana: в
{Pause}
Listen to the first 3 words of the question and repeat.
Svetlana: ты бывал 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: ты бывал 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 Have you been to Moscow??
Svetlana: да, я бывал там дважды
Yura: "Yes, I've been twice.. Again, slowly. Repeat the phrase.
Svetlana: (Slow) да, я бывал там дважды
{pause}
Yura: Let's break it down from the beginning. The first word:
Svetlana: да
Yura: meaning yes.
Svetlana: (Slow, by syllable) да
Yura: Now repeat
Svetlana: да
{Pause}
Yura: And next
Svetlana: я
meaning I .
Svetlana: (Slow, by syllable) я
Yura: Now repeat.
Svetlana: я
{Pause}
Yura: Next is
Svetlana: бывал
meaning been .
Svetlana: (Slow, by syllable) бывал
Yura: Now repeat.
Svetlana: бывал
{Pause}
Yura: And after that
Svetlana: там
meaning there.
Svetlana: (Slow, by syllable) там
Yura: Now repeat.
Svetlana: там
{Pause}
Yura: And next
Svetlana: дважды
meaning twice.
Svetlana: (Slow, by syllable) дважды
Yura: Now repeat.
Svetlana: дважды
{Pause}
Yura: Listen to the speaker say, Yes, I've been twice., and then repeat.
Svetlana: да, я бывал там дважды
{pause}
Yura: To use a different phrase, replace twice with one time.
Svetlana: один раз
Yura: one time
Svetlana: (slow) один раз (regular) один раз
Yura: Listen to the phrase again, this time with one time
Svetlana: да, я бывал там один раз
Yura: It mostly stays the same. Simply replace twice. Say Yes, I've been one time.
{pause}
Svetlana: да, я бывал там один раз
Yura: To expand on the pattern, replace one time with three times
Svetlana: три раза
Yura: three times
Svetlana: (slow) три раза (regular) три раза
Yura: Listen to the phrase again, this time with once
Svetlana: да, я бывал там три раза
Yura: It mostly stays the same. Simply replace the phrase for one time. Say Yes, I've been three times.
{pause}
Svetlana: да, я бывал там три раза
Yura: To use a different phrase, replace once with recently.
Svetlana: недавно
Yura: recently
Svetlana: (slow) недавно (regular) недавно
Yura: Listen to the phrase again, this time with recently
Svetlana: да, я бывал там недавно
Yura: It mostly stays the same. Simply replace the {lang} for once. Say Yes, I've been recently.
{pause}
Svetlana: да, я бывал там недавно
Now it's time for a quiz. Imagine you are visiting Russia and someone a stranger asks you Have you been to Moscow?. You want to answer Yes, I've been twice.. Respond to the question.
Svetlana: ты бывал в Москве? (five seconds) да, я бывал там дважды
Yura: Now you want to say Yes, I've been one time.. Respond to the question.
Svetlana: ты бывал в Москве? (five seconds) да, я бывал там один раз
Yura: You want to say Yes, I've been three times.. . Answer the speaker's question.
Svetlana: ты бывал в Москве? (five seconds) да, я бывал там три раза.
Yura: You want to answer Yes, I've been recently.. Respond to the question.
Svetlana: ты бывал в Москве? (five seconds) да, я бывал там недавно
Yura: You want to ask someone if they have been to Moscow. Ask the question
(5 seconds)
Svetlana: ты бывал в Москве?
{pause}
Yura: Now it's time to answer the question with actual information about yourself.
Svetlana: ты бывал в Москве?
{pause}
Yura: This is the end of Lesson 24

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Is byval (sorry no Cyrillic letters) male? Would I, fem., say byvala?

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Hello P Virmoux-Jackson,


"бывал" means "visited"

"был" means "was".


You can say: "Я бывал в Париже много раз." - I visited Paris many times.

"Я был в Париже много раз." - I was in Paris many times.


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Hello,


What's the difference between "бывал" and "был"?


Я никогда не был в России.


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Я бывал в России четыре раза и в Август буду пятом.

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Your sentence is correct.


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Я не бывала в России.