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Yura: Top 25 Russian Questions You Need to Know - Lesson 3: Where do you live 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 "Where do you live?" In Russian this is
Svetlana: где ты живешь?
Yura: The first word in the question is
Svetlana: где
Yura: "meaning where" in English.
Svetlana: (Slow, by syllable) где
Yura: Listen again and repeat.
Svetlana: где
{Pause}
Yura: This pattern of first introducing a word at natural speed, providing the English translation, breaking it down by syllable, and then giving it once more 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: ты
Yura: meaning you.
Svetlana: (Slow, by syllable) ты
Yura: Now repeat.
Svetlana: ты
{Pause}
Listen to the the first 2 words of the question and repeat.
Svetlana: где ты
{pause}
Yura: And next
Svetlana: живешь
Yura: meaning live.
Svetlana: (Slow, by syllable) живешь
Yura: Now repeat.
Svetlana: живешь
{Pause}
Yura: Listen to the entire question and repeat.
Svetlana: где ты живешь
{pause}
Yura: (You will hear this common question again and again throughout your studies.) Master the following pattern and responses to the question Where do you live??
Svetlana: я живу в Нью-Йорке.
Yura: "I live in New York.. Again, slowly. Repeat the phrase.
Svetlana: (Slow) я живу в Нью-Йорке.
{pause}
Yura: But 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: Next is
Svetlana: живу
Yura: meaning live.
Svetlana: (Slow, by syllable) живу
Yura: Now repeat.
Svetlana: живу
{Pause}
Yura: Next is
Svetlana: в
Yura: meaning in.
Svetlana: (Slow, by syllable) в
Yura: Now repeat.
Svetlana: в
{Pause}
Yura: And next
Svetlana: Нью-Йорке
Yura: meaning New-York.
Svetlana: (Slow, by syllable) Нью-Йорке
Yura: Now repeat.
Svetlana: Нью-Йорке
{Pause}
Yura: Listen to the speaker say, I live in New York., and then repeat.
Svetlana: я живу в Нью-Йорке.
{pause}
Yura: To expand on the pattern, replace New York with Tokyo.
Svetlana: Токио
Yura: Tokyo
Svetlana: (slow) Токио (regular) Токио
Yura: Listen to the phrase again, this time with Tokyo
Svetlana: я живу в Токио .
Yura: It mostly stays the same. Simply replace New York. Say I live in Tokyo.
{pause}
Svetlana: я живу в Токио .
Yura: To use a different phrase, replace Tokyo with Berlin.
Svetlana: Берлине
Yura: Berlin
Svetlana: (slow) Берлине (regular) Берлине
Yura: Listen to the phrase again, this time with Berlin
Svetlana: я живу в Берлине.
Yura: It mostly stays the same. Simply replace the {lang} for Tokyo. Say I live in Berlin.
{pause}
Svetlana: я живу в Берлине.
Yura: To expand on the pattern, replace Berlin with Beijin.
Svetlana: Пекине
Yura: Beijin
Svetlana: (slow) Пекине (regular) Пекине
Yura: Listen to the phrase again, this time with Beijin
Svetlana: я живу в Пекине.
Yura: It mostly stays the same. Simply replace the {lang} for Berlin. Say I live in Beijin.
{pause}
Svetlana: я живу в Пекине.
Yura: Now it's time for a quiz. Imagine you are visiting Russia and someone asks where you live. You live in New York. Respond to the question.
Svetlana: где ты живешь? (five seconds) я живу в Нью-Йорке.
Yura: Imagine you live in Tokyo Respond to the question.
Svetlana: где ты живешь? (five seconds) я живу в Токио .
Yura: Imagine you live in Berlin. . Answer the speaker's question.
Svetlana: где ты живешь? (five seconds) я живу в Берлине.
Yura: Imagine you live in Beijin. Respond to the question.
Svetlana: где ты живешь? (five seconds) я живу в Пекине.
Yura: Now you want to ask that person where they live. Ask the question
(5 seconds)
Svetlana: где ты живешь?
{pause}
Yura: Now it's time to answer the question with actual information about yourself.
Svetlana: где ты живешь?
{pause}
Yura: This is the end of Lesson 3

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Monday at 06:30 PM
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Please give us your answer to the question below!

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Thursday at 11:12 PM
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Hello Pol,


Nowadays, the spelling is "живешь". However, the pronunciation should be with "ё".


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Thursday at 11:11 PM
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Hello Sia,


Pronouns in Russian are the same as in Engish - I, you, he, she, we, they.


You can find more information about verbs in this lesson.


https://www.russianpod101.com/lesson/lower-beginner-8-how-do-you-study-russian/?lp=48


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Pol
Saturday at 08:13 PM
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Howdy :)

Why "живешь" and not "живёшь"? Reading "e" instead of "ё" change the pronunciation :-/


thanks!

Sia
Sunday at 03:08 AM
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Здравствуйте.

What are the pronouns in Russian and how are the verbs made for different pronouns?

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Wednesday at 10:37 PM
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Hello JC,


живешь - you live

живу - I live.


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JC
Tuesday at 02:42 AM
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Привет,

What's the difference between живешь and живу?

Я живу в Мехико 😄

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Tuesday at 08:40 PM
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Hello Phil,


It is Вайоминг.


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Tuesday at 08:31 PM
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Hello Kendy Aw,


You can say: Я живу в Сингапуре.


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Phil
Wednesday at 10:07 PM
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как "Wyoming"?

Kendy Aw
Sunday at 08:50 AM
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How do I say I live in Singapore?