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Yura: Top 25 Russian Questions You Need to Know - Lesson 25: How much is 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 "How much is this?" In Russian this is
Svetlana: Сколько это стоит?
The first word in the question is
Svetlana: сколько
Yura: "meaning something like how much " in English.
Svetlana: (Slow, by syllable) сколько
Yura: Listen again and repeat.
Svetlana: сколько
{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 the first 2 words of the question and repeat.
Svetlana: сколько это
{pause}
And next
Svetlana: стоит
Yura: meaning cost.
Svetlana: (Slow, by syllable) стоит
Yura: Now repeat.
Svetlana: стоит
{Pause}
Listen to the entire question and repeat.
Svetlana: сколько это стоит
{pause}
Yura: (You will hear this common question again and again throughout your studies.) Master the following pattern and responses to the question How much is this??
Svetlana: сто рублей
Yura: "It's 100 rubles.. Again, slowly. Repeat the phrase.
Svetlana: (Slow) сто рублей
{pause}
Yura: Let's break it down from the beginning. The first word:
Svetlana: сто
Yura: meaning hundred .
Svetlana: (Slow, by syllable) сто
Yura: Now repeat
Svetlana: сто
{Pause}
Yura: And after that
Svetlana: рублей
meaning rubles.
Svetlana: (Slow, by syllable) рублей
Yura: Now repeat.
Svetlana: рублей
{Pause}
Yura: Listen to the speaker say, It's 100 rubles., and then repeat.
Svetlana: сто рублей
{pause}
Yura: To use a different phrase, replace 100 with ten.
Svetlana: десять
Yura: ten
Svetlana: (slow) десять (regular) десять
Yura: Listen to the phrase again, this time with ten
Svetlana: десять рублей
Yura: It mostly stays the same. Simply replace 100. Say It's ten rubles.
{pause}
Svetlana: десять рублей
Yura: To use a different phrase, replace ten with one thousand .
Svetlana: тысяча
Yura: one thousand
Svetlana: (slow) тысяча (regular) тысяча
Yura: Listen to the phrase again, this time with one thousand
Svetlana: тысяча рублей
Yura: It mostly stays the same. Simply replace the word or ten. Say It's one thousand rubles.
{pause}
Svetlana: тысяча рублей
Yura: To make another phrase, replace one thousand with five hundred .
Svetlana: пятьсот
Yura: five hundred
Svetlana: (slow) пятьсот (regular) пятьсот
Yura: Listen to the phrase again, this time with five hundred
Svetlana: пятьсот рублей
Yura: It mostly stays the same. Simply replace the word for one thousand . Say It's five hundred rubles.
{pause}
Svetlana: пятьсот рублей
Now it's time for a quiz. Imagine you are visiting Russia and someone asks you how much something is. It is 100 rubles. Respond to the question.
Svetlana: Сколько это стоит? (five seconds) сто рублей
Yura: Now imagine it's ten rubles. Respond to the question.
Svetlana: Сколько это стоит? (five seconds) десять рублей
Yura: Imagine it's one thousand rubles. Answer the speaker's question.
Svetlana: Сколько это стоит? (five seconds) тысяча рублей
Yura: Now imagine it's five hundred rubles. Respond to the question.
Svetlana: Сколько это стоит? (five seconds) пятьсот рублей
Yura: You want to learn how much something is. Ask the question
(5 seconds)
Svetlana: Сколько это стоит?
{pause}
Yura: This is the end of Lesson 25

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