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Hey listeners! 45% of our listeners chose ‘You mean so much to me’. Do you agree with this result? What love phrase do you most want to hear this Valentine’s Day? Let us know in Russian!
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Video Culture Class: Russian Holidays #5 - St. Valentine’s Day
Здравствуйте robert groulx,
Спасибо for posting and studying with us. Great to see you returning and repeating! That's the best way to build up a massive Russian vocabulary. 😉 If you have any questions, please let us know.
thank you for th vocabulary list
thank you for the list
Hello robert groulx
Thank you for your positive feedback. 😄
thank you for the vocabulary list, it is much appreciated.
You can. Valentine’s Day is all about love, but there’s no rule that says it has to be all about romantic love. It is for love generally. 😄
Love the phrase: Любовь, это просто любовь. ❤️
But... how can I wish someone (even just a friend) a happy Valentine's Day?
I lived in Kiev, I guess the words "You are my man" depends on a certain girl. :))
I don't know the word “овлекаться”. Maybe the spelling is different?
Привет Лена, Спасибо за ваш ответ! :)
It is strange though. In the USA every body says "I love you" to their close friends and close people easily and often. In my Latin or Hispanic culture we also say "I love you" often to friends. On the other hand, I've noticed Ukrainian girls dare to say first "You are my man" even before saying "I love you".... this is a pity because we don't only love husbands, parents, and our children. We all love our friends too, don't we?
So, how about using the verb "овлекаться"? Can I say "я овликаюсь тебя" just to mean that "I like you very much"?
Thank you for your patience reading my looooooong questions Lena! :D
Very interesting question.
You are right, “I love you” is a deep feeling. We basically don`t say such kind of phrases to our friends. There is no equivalent of "I love you" or "I like you" in Russian which can be used towards friends. However, you can use “Я люблю тебя” towards your parents and it would sound natural.
Hope I answered your question.
Please let me me if something is unclear :smile: