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Learn Russian - Week 2

31. October 2012 by Lorena 0 Comments

Welcome back to Russian Phrase Lessons at Hot Russian Brides. Learning a bit of Russian shows your Russian bride that you are interested in her and her culture.

 

Each week, we share a few basic Russian phrases with you and a few Cyrillic characters so you can begin sounding things out for yourself.

 

All phrases are shown first in Cyrillic, then their Latin alphabet transliteration, and finally phonetically. 

 

You can check out last week’s lesson here.

 

Before you know it, you’ll be having short conversations with that special lady in her native tongue. In our second lesson, you will learn a few more Cyrillic characters and how to greet a Russian lady:

 

 

Здравствуйте

Zdravstvuyte

(Zdrah-stvoohy-tee)

Translation: Hello

Tip: This is the formal greeting. It is used when you do not know someone well, and always used when greeting multiple people.

 

Привет

Privet

(Pree-vyeht)

Hi!

Tip: This is a casual greeting appropriate when you know the person well.

 

Доброе утро

Dobroye utro

(dohb-rah-ee ooht-rah)

Good morning!

Tip: Unlike in English, this cannot be shortened to “Morning!”

 

Добрый день

Dobryy denʹ

(Dohb-riy dyehn)

Good afternoon

Tip: This greeting is used from noon until dusk.

 

Добрый вечер

Dobryy vecher

(dohb-riy vye-cheer)

Good evening

Tip: this is only used as a greeting, never as parting words.

 

Did you know: Russian is the 8th most common language based on native speakers, and the 4th most common when you include those who speak it as a second or third language.