039 – Useful Russian phrases – do you speak my language?

Let’s step aside from grammar for a bit and work on your vocabulary again. In this lesson we’ll learn some very helpful phrases for anyone who just started learning Russian.

Listen to the audio track and repeat:

Я не говорю́ по-ру́сски.
I don’t speak Russian.

Я немно́го говорю́ по-ру́сски.
I speak a little Russian.

Вы говори́те по-англи́йски?
Do you speak English?

Вы говори́те по-испа́нски?
Do you speak Spanish?

Вы говори́те по-францу́зски?
Do you speak French?

Я не понима́ю.
I don’t understand.

Напиши́те э́то, пожа́луйста.
Could you write it down please?

Today’s vocabulary:

говорю́ -> говори́ть – to speak (present tense, 1st person singular)

говори́те -> говори́ть – to speak (present tense, 2d person plural or formal)

по-ру́сски – in Russian

ру́сский – Russian

по-англи́йски – in English

англи́йский – English

по-испа́нски – in Spanish

испа́нский – Spanish

по-францу́зски – in French

францу́зский – French

понима́ю -> понима́ть – to undestand (present tense, 1st person singular)

напиши́те -> написа́ть – to write (imperative mood, 2d person plural or formal)

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