Lesson 039

"I speak Russian" in Russian and other useful phrases

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

Some time ago we learned how to day hello and hi in Russian, goodbye, and call for help. In this lesson you’ll learn how to say “I speak Russian”, “Do you speak English?” and other useful Russian phrases.

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?

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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?

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?)


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

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

  1. colette says:

    Hello, how are you?

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