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Yura: Top 25 Russian Questions You Need to Know - Lesson 9: Do you like 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 "Do you like Russian food?" In Russian this is
Svetlana: тебе нравиться русская кухня?
The first word in the question is
Svetlana: тебе
Yura: "meaning you" in English.
Svetlana: (Slow, by syllable) тебе
Yura: Listen again and repeat.
Svetlana: тебе
{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: нравится
Yura: meaning like.
Svetlana: (Slow, by syllable) нравится
Yura: Now repeat.
Svetlana: нравится
{Pause}
Listen to the the first 2 words of the question and repeat.
Svetlana: тебе нравится
{pause}
And next
Svetlana: русская
Yura: meaning russian.
Svetlana: (Slow, by syllable) русская
Yura: Now repeat.
Svetlana: русская
{Pause}
Listen to the the first 3 words of the question and repeat.
Svetlana: тебе нравится русская
{pause}
Next is
Svetlana: кухня
Yura: .
Svetlana: (Slow, by syllable) кухня
Yura: Now repeat.
Svetlana: кухня
{Pause}
Listen to the entire question and repeat.
Svetlana: тебе нравится русская кухня
{pause}
Yura: (You will hear this common question again and again throughout your studies.) Master the following pattern and responses to the question Do you like Russian food??
Svetlana: да, особеннo борщ.
Yura: "Yes, I especially like Borshch.. Again, slowly. Repeat the phrase.
Svetlana: (Slow) да, особеннo борщ.
{pause}
To say "no", in a simple way, just say:
Svetlana: не очень.
Yura: Which is like saying not so much. in English. Let's hear it slowly.
Svetlana: (Slowly) не очень.
Yura: And one more time at normal speed:
Svetlana: не очень.
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: Next is
Svetlana: особенно
meaning especially .
Svetlana: (Slow, by syllable) особенно
Yura: Now repeat.
Svetlana: особенно
{Pause}
Yura: And after that
Svetlana: борщ
meaning borshch.
Svetlana: (Slow, by syllable) борщ
Yura: Now repeat.
Svetlana: борщ
{Pause}
Yura: Listen to the speaker say, Yes, I especially like Borshch., and then repeat.
Svetlana: да, особеннo борщ.
{pause}
Yura: To use a different phrase, replace borshch with patty.
Svetlana: пирожки
Yura: patty
Svetlana: (slow) пирожки (regular) пирожки
Yura: Listen to the phrase again, this time with patty
Svetlana: да, особеннo пирожки .
Yura: It mostly stays the same. Simply replace borshch . Say Yes, I especially like Borshch.
{pause}
Svetlana: да, особеннo пирожки .
Yura: To make another phrase, replace patty with pancakes.
Svetlana: блины
Yura: pancakes
Svetlana: (slow) блины (regular) блины
Yura: Listen to the phrase again, this time with pancakes
Svetlana: да, особеннo блины.
Yura: It mostly stays the same. Simply replace the {lang} for patty. Say Yes, I especially like Borshch.
{pause}
Svetlana: да, особеннo блины.
Yura: To expand on the pattern, replace pancakes with ravioli .
Svetlana: пельмени
Yura: ravioli
Svetlana: (slow) пельмени (regular) пельмени
Yura: Listen to the phrase again, this time with ravioli
Svetlana: да, особеннo пельмени .
Yura: It mostly stays the same. Simply replace the {lang} for pancakes. Say Yes, I especially like Borshch.
{pause}
Svetlana: да, особеннo пельмени .
Now it's time for a quiz. Imagine you are visiting Russia and someone asks you if you like Russian food. You want to answer that you like borshch . Respond to the question.
Svetlana: тебе нравиться русская кухня? (five seconds) да, особеннo борщ.
Yura: Now you want to say that you like patty Respond to the question.
Svetlana: тебе нравиться русская кухня? (five seconds) да, особеннo пирожки .
Yura: You want to say that you like pancakes. . Answer the speaker's question.
Svetlana: тебе нравиться русская кухня? (five seconds) да, особеннo блины.
Yura: You want to say that you like ravioli . Respond to the question.
Svetlana: тебе нравиться русская кухня? (five seconds) да, особеннo пельмени .
Yura: Now you want to ask someone if they like Russian food. Ask the question
(5 seconds)
Svetlana: тебе нравиться русская кухня?
{pause}
Yura: Now it's time to answer the question with actual information about yourself.
Svetlana: тебе нравиться русская кухня?
{pause}
Yura: This is the end of Lesson 9

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Monday at 6:30 pm
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Please give your answer to the question below!

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Wednesday at 8:22 pm
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Hello Рубен,


You can say - Я не знаю (I don't know).


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Tuesday at 11:36 pm
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Hello Тарык,


I also like pelmeni 😜


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Рубен
Wednesday at 5:41 pm
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how would you respond with I don't know. Because I have never eaten russian cuisine.

Тарык
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Да, особенно Пельмени

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Hello Jason,


Thank you for posting!


As you like Russian cuisine, please check out our lesson:

10 Russian Foods

https://www.russianpod101.com/lesson/absolute-beginner-russian-for-every-day-19-10-russian-foods/


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Jason
Tuesday at 11:50 pm
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Мне нравится русская кухня 😄

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Hello Jason Wojcik,


What is "чакчак"? 😄


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Jason Wojcik
Wednesday at 4:27 am
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Привет всем!


Я хочу медовик и чакчак, особенно рогалики. Борш, не оченоь.


Я голоден!

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Добрый день Ники!


Спасибо, что поделились впечатлениями!

У Вас очень хороший русский.

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Ники
Saturday at 8:39 am
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Да, мне русская кухня очень нравится! Когда я была в Питере, я попробовала разные блюда, именно борщ, салаты, пирожки, блины с начинкой (например с ветчиной, сыром, авокадо и т.д.) сырны суп, суп с грибами... Мне тоже нравится сок из клюквы. О, и шашлык также очень вкусный! Я уже скучаю по русской кухне! =)