Lesson 027

Questions: who? what? where?

The audio for the lesson is available at the bottom of the screen under the blue button.

In the previous lesson we have learned to ask questions in Russian by changing the intonation in speaking and adding a question mark in writing. But often it is not enough, sometimes to ask a question you need to use the interrogative pronouns like “who?”, “what?”, “where?” and so on. We will be covering all types of pronouns in detail later, today let’s just learn a few more simple ways to ask questions.

Что? – What?

Что э́то?
[chto é-ta]
What is this?

Что ты хо́чешь?
[chto ty hó-cheesh]
What do you want?

Что происхо́дит?
[chto pra-ees-hó-deet]
What is going on?

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

Russian Pod 101

Кто? – Who?

Кто э́то?
[kto é-ta]
Who is it?

Кто там?
[kto tam]
Who is there?

Кто э́та де́вушка?
[kto é-ta dyé-vush-ka]
Who is this girl?

Кто э́то сде́лал?
[kto é-ta sdyé-lal]
Who did this?

Где? – Where?

Где э́то?
[gdye é-ta]
Where is it?

Где мы?
[gdye my]
Where are we?

Где туале́т?
[gdye tu-a-lyét]
Where is the toilet?

Russian Alphabet

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8 comments on “027 – Questions: who? what? where?”

  1. Edmund Yong says:

    what about ‘why,how when’ ???

    1. Learn Russian Step by Step says:

      This is the topic of some of the future lessons.

  2. Krishna Prasanna says:

    Your way of teaching is very nice and please tell me the sites where we can practice exercises.

    1. Learn Russian Step by Step says:

      Здравствуйте, спасибо.

      You can find some tests here – Everyday Russian.

      Also I think you can find a lot of good sites by looking up ‘Russian test’ in Google.

  3. Tidatip says:

    I would like to practice or exercise too, but in this web a little for it . Could you give exercise after learn of every step?

    1. Learn Russian Step by Step says:

      Hello Tidatip.

      You’re right, that would be very good for learners to do some exercises after each step.

      But unfortunately so far we are limited in our resources for making new content. We most likely will add some exercises later.

      Thank you for your feedback.

  4. yassir says:

    i would like to learn Russian language,i adore this language,and i adore Russian country too much.my target is to speak and learn everything about Russia.

    1. Learn Russian Step by Step says:

      Hi Yassir,
      That is good target, good luck! ))

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