039 – “I speak Russian” in Russian and other useful phrases

Let’s take a break from the grammar again and work on your vocabulary today. In this lesson we’ll learn how to say “I speak Russian”, “Do you speak English?” and other useful phrases in Russian.

Listen to the audio track and repeat at it:

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?

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?

* – not in the audio

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