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Yura: Top 25 Russian Questions You Need to Know - Lesson 8: What do you think of Russian food?" (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 do you think of Russian food?" In Russian, this is
Svetlana: что ты думаешь о русской кухне?
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: 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: что ты
{pause}
Yura: And next
Svetlana: думаешь
Yura: meaning “think.”
Svetlana: (Slow, by syllable) думаешь
Yura: Now repeat.
Svetlana: думаешь
{Pause}
Yura: Listen to the the first 3 words of the question and repeat.
Svetlana: что ты думаешь
{pause}
Yura: And next
Svetlana: o
Yura: meaning “about.”
Svetlana: (Slow, by syllable) o
Yura: Now repeat.
Svetlana: o
{Pause}
Yura: Listen to the the first 4 words of the question and repeat.
Svetlana: что ты думаешь о
{pause}
Yura: And next
Svetlana: русской
Yura: meaning “Russian.”
Svetlana: (Slow, by syllable) русской
Yura: Now repeat.
Svetlana: русской
{Pause}
Yura: Listen to the the first 5 words of the question and repeat.
Svetlana: что ты думаешь о русской
{pause}
Yura: And next
Svetlana: кухне
Yura: meaning “cuisine.”
Svetlana: (Slow, by syllable) кухне
Yura: Now repeat.
Svetlana: кухне
{Pause}
Yura: Listen to the entire question and repeat.
Svetlana: что ты думаешь o русской кухне
{pause}
Yura: Master the following pattern and responses to the question “What do you think of Russian food?”
Svetlana: Думаю, она вкусная.
Yura: "I think it's delicious.” Again, slowly. Repeat the phrase.
Svetlana: (Slow) Думаю, она вкусная.
{pause}
Yura: Let's break it down from the beginning. The first word:
Svetlana: думаю
Yura: meaning “think.”
Svetlana: (Slow, by syllable) думаю
Yura: Now repeat
Svetlana: думаю
{Pause}
Yura: And after that
Svetlana: она
Yura: meaning “she/it.”
Svetlana: (Slow, by syllable) она
Yura: Now repeat.
Svetlana: она
{Pause}
Yura: And next
Svetlana: вкусная
meaning “delicious.”
Svetlana: (Slow, by syllable) вкусная
A:Now repeat.
Svetlana: вкусная
{Pause}
Yura: Listen to the speaker say, I think, “it's delicious,” and then repeat.
Svetlana: Думаю, она вкусная.
{pause}
Yura: To expand on the pattern, replace delicious with “healthy.”
Svetlana: полезная
Yura: “healthy”
Svetlana: (slow) полезная (regular) полезная
Yura: Listen to the phrase again, this time with healthy.
Svetlana: Думаю, она полезная.
Yura: It mostly stays the same. Simply replace delicious. Say “I think it's healthy.”
{pause}
Svetlana: Думаю, она полезная.
Yura: To expand on the pattern, replace healthy with “appetizing.”
Svetlana: аппетитная
Yura: appetizing
Svetlana: (slow) аппетитная (regular) аппетитная
Yura: Listen to the phrase again, this time with appetizing.
Svetlana: Думаю, она аппетитная.
Yura: It mostly stays the same. Simply replace the word for healthy . Say “I think it's appetizing.”
{pause}
Svetlana: Думаю, она аппетитная.
Yura: To use a different phrase, replace appetizing with “substantial.”
Svetlana: сытная
Yura: substantial
Svetlana: (slow) сытная (regular) сытная
Yura: Listen to the phrase again, this time with substantial.
Svetlana: Думаю, она сытная.
Yura: It mostly stays the same. Simply replace the word for appetizing. Say “I think it's substantial.”
{pause}
Svetlana: Думаю, она сытная.
Yura: Now it's time for a quiz. Imagine you are visiting Russia and someone asks you what you think of Russian food. You want to answer that you think it’s delicious. Respond to the question.
Svetlana: что ты думаешь о русской кухне? (five seconds) Думаю, она вкусная.
Yura: Now, you want to say that you think it's healthy. Respond to the question.
Svetlana: что ты думаешь о русской кухне? (five seconds) Думаю, она полезная.
Yura: Now, you want to say that you think it's appetizing. Answer the speaker's question.
Svetlana: что ты думаешь о русской кухне? (five seconds) Думаю, она аппетитная.
Yura: Now, you want to say that you think it's substantial. Respond to the question.
Svetlana: что ты думаешь о русской кухне? (five seconds) Думаю, она сытная.
Yura: Now you want to ask someone what they think of Russian food. Ask the question.
(5 seconds)
Svetlana: что ты думаешь о русской кухне?
{pause}
Yura: This is the end of Lesson 8

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Monday at 6:30 pm
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Hello Тарык,


Your sentence is correct.


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Тарык
Monday at 4:04 pm
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Думаю она аппетитная и вкусная и сытная

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Hello Fernando,


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Думаю, она вкусная я обожаю.

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Hello Eos, I think it is better to say: "Думаю, она вкусная".:sweat_smile:


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Eos
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Думаю, она аппетитная!