Lesson 005

"I speak Russian" in Russian and other useful phrases

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In this lesson, you’ll learn how to say “I speak Russian”, “Do you speak English?” and other useful phrases that can help you to facilitate the understanding.

I speak / don’t speak Russian

Я говорю́ по-ру́сски.
[ya ga-va-ryú pa-rús-kee]
I speak Russian.

Я не говорю́ по-ру́сски.
[ya nye ga-va-ryú pa-rús-kee]
I don’t speak Russian.

Я немно́го говорю́ по-ру́сски.
[ya neem-nó-ga ga-va-ryú pa-rús-kee]
I speak a little Russian.

Вы говори́те по-англи́йски?
[vy ga-va-rée-tee pa-ang-leés-kee]
Do you speak English?

Вы говори́те по-испа́нски?
[vy ga-va-rée-tee pa ees-páns-kee]
Do you speak Spanish?

Вы говори́те по-францу́зски?
[vy ga-va-rée-tee pa-fran-tsus-kee]
Do you speak French?

Russian Pod 101

Understanding

Я не понима́ю.
[ya nye pa-nee-má-yu]
I don’t understand.

Напиши́те э́то, пожа́луйста.
[na-pee-shée-tee é-ta pa-zhá-lus-ta]
Could you write it down please?

Повтори́те, пожа́луйста.
[pav-ta-rée-tye, pa-zhá-luî-sta]
Please, repeat.

Говори́те ме́дленно, пожа́луйста.
[ga-va-rée-tye myéd-lyen-na, pa-zhá-luî-sta]
Please speak slowly.

Вы не могли́ бы говори́ть поме́дленнее, пожа́луйста?
[vy nye mag-lée be ga-va-réet’ pa-myéd-leen-nye-ye, pa-zhá-luî-sta]
Could you speak more slowly, please?

Прости́те, что вы сказа́ли?
[pras-tée-tye, chto vy ska-zá-lee]
Excuse me, what did you say?

Вы не могли́ бы повтори́ть?
[vy nye mag-lée by paf-ta-réet’]
Could you repeat please?

Что, прости́те?
[chto pras-tée-tye]
Pardon me? (What did you say?)

How to say it in Russian?

Как э́то говори́тся по-ру́сски?
[kak é-ta ga-va-rée-ta pa-rús-kee]
How is it in Russian?

Как бу́дет по-ру́сски …?
[kak bú-deet pa-rús-kee…]
How do you say in Russian (How it will be in Russian) …?

Как сказа́ть по-ру́сски …?
[kak ska-zát’ pa-rús-kee…]
How to say in Russian …?

Что зна́чит … ?
[chto zná-cheet…]
What does … mean?

Что э́то зна́чит – … ?
[chto é-ta zná-cheet …]
What does it mean – … ?

Я не зна́ю, как э́то бу́дет по-ру́сски…
[ya nye zná-yu, kak é-ta bú-deet pa-rús-kee…]
I don’t know how to say it in Russian…

This is it for this lesson. See you in the next lesson where we will continue to learn Russian and Russian grammar.

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  • Question # 1
    Say it in Russian:
    Could you repeat please?
    • Что, прости́те?
    • Вы не могли́ бы повтори́ть?
    • Прости́те, что вы сказа́ли?
    • Повтори́те, пожа́луйста.
    Answered: 0 out of 12
    Correct answers: 0 (0%)
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  • Question # 2
    Translate what you hear
    • Do you speak English?
    • Do you speak Russian?
    • I speak a little English.
    • I don't speak English.
    Answered: 0 out of 12
    Correct answers: 0 (0%)
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  • Question # 3
    Translate to English:
    Я немно́го говорю́ по-францу́зски.
    • I speak French.
    • I speak a little French.
    • I don't speak Spanish.
    • Do you speak Spanish?
    Answered: 0 out of 12
    Correct answers: 0 (0%)
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  • Question # 4
    Say it in Russian:
    Do you understand? (formal)
    • Вы понима́ете?
    • Ты понима́ешь?
    • Вы понима́ешь?
    • Ты понима́ете?
    Answered: 0 out of 12
    Correct answers: 0 (0%)
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  • Question # 5
    Say it in Russian:
    Do you speak Spanish? (formal)
    • Вы говори́те на испа́нском?
    • Вы говори́шь по-испа́нски?
    • Вы говори́те по-испа́нски?
    • Вы говори́те испа́нский?
    Answered: 0 out of 12
    Correct answers: 0 (0%)
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  • Question # 6
    Say it in Russian:
    I don't speak Russian.
    • Я говорю по-русски.
    • Я говорю не по-русски.
    • Я немного говорю по-русски.
    • Я не говорю по-русски.
    Answered: 0 out of 12
    Correct answers: 0 (0%)
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  • Question # 7
    Translate what you hear
    • I don't understand.
    • Please speak slowly.
    • I don’t know how to say it.
    • I don’t speak Russian.
    Answered: 0 out of 12
    Correct answers: 0 (0%)
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  • Question # 8
    Translate what you hear
    • Do you speak Spanish? (informal)
    • Do you speak Spanish? (formal)
    • Do you speak Russian? (informal)
    • Do you speak Russian? (formal)
    Answered: 0 out of 12
    Correct answers: 0 (0%)
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  • Question # 9
    Say it in Russian:
    Excuse me, what did you say?
    • Напиши́те э́то, пожа́луйста?
    • Прости́те, что вы сказа́ли?
    • Вы не могли́ бы повтори́ть?
    • Как э́то говори́тся по-ру́сски?
    Answered: 0 out of 12
    Correct answers: 0 (0%)
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  • Question # 10
    Which option is incorrect?
    • Я немно́го говорю́ по-ру́сски.
    • Я не говорю́ по-ру́сски.
    • Я немно́го не говорю́ по-ру́сски.
    • Я говорю́ по-ру́сски.
    Answered: 0 out of 12
    Correct answers: 0 (0%)
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  • Question # 11
    Translate what you hear
    • Please, repeat.
    • Please speak slowly.
    • Write it down please.
    • Excuse me please.
    Answered: 0 out of 12
    Correct answers: 0 (0%)
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  • Question # 12
    Translate what you hear
    • Do you speak Russian?
    • How to say in Russian …?
    • How is it in Russian?
    • What does it mean in Russian?
    Answered: 0 out of 12
    Correct answers: 0 (0%)
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Comment on “005 – “I speak Russian” in Russian and other useful phrases”

  1. colette says:

    Hello, how are you?

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