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Beginner Lesson S1 #16 - Don’t Be Rude!

Beginner Season 1
Learn Russian with RussianPod101.com! You just ate your first authentic Russian dinner and it was wonderful to say the least! You are so full of Russian food they are going to have to roll you out the door! All you need now is to tell your gracious Russian hosts how much you enjoyed everything in Russian...oh yeah, how does that go again? Well, they're waiting! How rude! They took you into their warm, Russian home, and they fed you their delicious Russian food. Now, they have only asked you in return to tell them in Russian what you thought of their wonderful hospitality and you can't do that one simple thing?? And to think they gave you every sip of their favorite Russian drink too!!! You should be ashamed! Learning Russian with RussianPod101.com is the most fun and effective way to learn Russian! This Russian Beginner lesson will teach you how to say "thank you" and "you're welcome" in Russian. You will also learn how to say "all, everything" in Russian. Finally, you find out what the favorite drink is in Russia (this one will surprise you!). Don't forget you can visit us at RussianPod101.com to find other great free Russian language learning resources. Leave us feedback in the comment section of each lesson. You can even try to write in Russian!

Survival Phrases #25 - Riding the Rails I

Survival Phrases
Learn Russian travel phrases with RussianPod101.com! A little Russian can go such a long way! Whether you’re traveling, visiting, or sightseeing, RussianPod101.com has all the essential travel phrases just for you! Today we cover a high frequency Russian phrase sure to be of use on your trip, travels or vacation to Russia. Today, we’ll work on getting train tickets and confirming the destination of the train you’re taking. Trains are an essential mode of transportation in Russia, so be sure to tune in! For more info on Russian culture and language, go to RussianPod101.com before setting out on your trip to Russia!

Beginner Lesson S1 #15 - You Have Never Eaten a Russian Salad Like This!

Beginner Season 1
Learn Russian with RussianPod101.com! You and your wife are eating in a Russian restaurant. You, being the suave man that you are, surprised your wife and learned to speak a little Russian before your vacation. You have your wife eating out of the palm of your hand right now. She was very impressed when you ordered your entire meal in Russian...and so was your Russian waiter! You used all the right Russian verb conjugations and you knew exactly how to say, "she would like" and "I would like" in Russian. However, even with all your preparations, when the Russian waiter brought the food to the table, your wife was sure that there had to be some kind of mistake! She said she wanted a salad—you know...lettuce, tomatoes, cucumbers, olives, and salad dressing—green stuff. That Russian waiter has no idea how difficult it was to make your wife this happy! Learning Russian with RussianPod101.com is the most fun and effective way to learn Russian! This Russian Beginner lesson will teach you the rules for using Russian direct objects in the accusative case. We will go over the Russian pronouns in both the nominative and accusative cases. Next, you will learn how to conjugate the Russian irregular verb, "to be." Finally, we will give you some very valuable travel tips for dining in Russia. Remember, you can always visit RussianPod101.com to find other great free Russian language learning resources. Leave us feedback in the comment section of each lesson where you can even try to write in Russian!

Survival Phrases #24 - Riding the Bus 3

Survival Phrases
Learn Russian travel phrases with RussianPod101.com! A little Russian can go such a long way! Whether you’re traveling, visiting, or sightseeing, RussianPod101.com has all the essential travel phrases just for you! Today we cover a high frequency Russian phrase sure to be of use on your trip, travels or vacation to Russian. Before stepping onto a Russian train, you will buy a ticket. How do you ask and what should you say? We hope you are listening carefully to today's podcast to find out! To learn more about Russia and its culture, stop by RussianPod101.com!

Beginner Lesson S1 #14 - How Much Did You Bring to Drink in Russia?

Beginner Season 1
Learn Russian with RussianPod101.com! Your Russian boss invited you to his home to meet some people from the company and have a home-cooked Russian meal. You are picking up a Russian colleague along the way, and running just a bit late. You arrive at your colleague's house (thirty minutes late), and as he jumps in the backseat he thanks you for the ride and asks what you are bringing to the party in Russian. Completely bewildered, you ask him what he is talking about. He very quickly explains the Russians rules of revelry as you drive along the road. You suddenly remember the bottle of wine you bought at a Russian open market last week that luckily, happens to be in the backseat. Relieved, you tell your Russian friend about the bottle, and ask him to grab it for you. Shocked, he yells at you in Russian that you cannot take that to your boss's house! The person at the Russian market said it was good...he doesn't have to drink it if he doesn't like it! Learning Russian with RussianPod101.com is the most fun and effective way to learn Russian! In this Russian Beginner lesson, you will learn how to use the genitive case to say you want "some" or "a little" of something in Russian. You will also learn how to use the irregular Russian verb for "to drink." Finally, we will give you some crucial Russian party tips, including where to buy the alcohol you drink in Russia! Don't forget to stop by RussianPod101.com and find other great free Russian language learning resources. You can leave us feedback in the comment section of each lesson and even try to write in Russian!