Posted on December 2nd, 2010
Today you will learn a few basic Russian expressions: how to say “hi”, “bye”, “thank you”, “please” and “you are welcome” in Russian
Hello in Russian is Здравствуй [ZDRA-stvooy] when saying “hello” to one person and
Здравствуйте [ZDRA-stvooy-tye] when saying “hello” to two or more people.
До свидания [da svi-DA-ni-ya] = good bye
Привет [pri-VYET] = hi (less formal then “hello”)
Пока [pa-KA] = bye (less formal then “good-bye”)
When you want to thank someone you will sayспасибо [spa-SI-ba]!
And the last word for today is пожалуйста [pa-ZHA-looy-sta]
Word пожалуйста has two different meanings. First of all, word Пожалуйста is used as a reply to “thank you”.
– Спасибо за подарок!
[spa-SI-ba za pa-DA-rak
– Thank you for the gift!
– You are welcome!
And secondly, word пожалуйста can be translated as “please” and used when you want to ask someone politely to do something.
Here is an example:
– Скажите, пожалуйста, который час?
– Could you please tell me what time it is?
See you soon!
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Study with Maxim Achkasov
The courses of Russian as a foreign language with FunRussian take place online via Skype. The teacher works with adults individually since he is convinced that each person must receive maximum time for practice and professional attention while learning a foreign language.