071 – How to be polite in Russian

Let’s take a pause from the Russian grammar and learn how to be polite in Russian. The phrases from this lesson will help you to stay polite in all formal situations: today we are leaning how to say “thank you”, “please” and “you are welcome” in Russian, as well as a few other useful expressions.

Пожа́луйста.
Please. / You’re welcome.

Спаси́бо.
Thank you.

Бу́дьте добры́, …
Would you be so kind …

Вы не могли́ бы …?
Could you … ?

Подскажи́те, пожа́луйста, …
Tell me please, …

Examples:

Бу́дьте добры́, помоги́те мне, пожа́луйста.
Would you be so kind to help me please?

Вы не могли́ бы показа́ть мне доро́гу?
Could you show me the way?

Подскажи́те, пожа́луйста, где нахо́дится метро́?
Tell me please, where is a metro?

Listen to the audio and practice all these phrases of today’s lesson with it.

Learn more polite Russian phrases with an audio lesson for beginners from Everyday Russian.
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