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This is Episode 17 in our Learn Beginner Russian Podcast series with Alice Val.

Napoleon said that the word «impossible» was not in his vocabulary.  But we will include this word in our vocabulary :).

This Episode will introduce you not only the word «impossible», but also the phrases: «It’s possible» and «It’s impossible». Moreover, you will learn how to say «yes» or «no» in Russian.

Now see how we write and pronounce these words and phrases:

«It’s possible» – «Это возможно» (EH-tuh vuhz-mOHzh-nuh);

«It’s impossible» – «Это невозможно» (EH-tuh  nye-vuhz-mOHzh-nuh);

«yes» – «да» (dUH);

«no» – «нет» (nYEt).

You will also hear the words «documents» («документы» – duh-koo-mYEn-ty) and «a dog» («собака» – suh-bUH-kuh)

and two more small words: «and» – «и» (ee) in Russian and «his» – «его» (ye-vOH) in Russian.

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This is Episode 16 in our Learn Beginner Russian Podcast series with Alice Val.

Do you like Mondays? Is Monday a hard day for you?

In this Episode you will learn how to say «Monday» in Russian and a very famous Russian phrase about this day of the week, the meaning of which is «Monday is a hard day».

«Понедельник» (puh-nye-dYEl’-neek) is «Monday» in Russian.

«Monday is a hard day» sounds like (puh-nye-dYEl’-neek tye-zhOH-ly-y dYEn’) «понедельник – тяжёлый день».

And you will hear one small word: «не». «Не» means «not» and is pronounced like (nYE).

To revise how to say «Saturday» and «Sunday» in Russian, please, listen to Episode 10.

Remember, you can ask Alice and other Russian speakers questions on Fluentli.com.

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This is Episode 15 in our Learn Beginner Russian Podcast series with Alice Val.

Are you a positive person or a realist? :)

In any case, you should know how to say «I’m happy!» in Russian.

«I’m happy» in Russian is «Я рада» (ya rUH-duh) or «Я рад» (ya rUHt).

Usually we say why we are happy: «I’m happy that…». In Russian it is «Я рада, что…» (ya rUH-duh shtOH) or «Я рад, что…» (ya rUHt shtOH). To understand what the difference is, listen to the Episode.

Also, you might need to go back to Episode 9 to revise the pronoun «you» in Russian.

Moreover, if you want to listen to our first episodes from Episode 1, please click here: Learn Beginner Russian Podcast.

Remember, you can ask Alice and other Russian speakers questions on Fluentli.com.

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This is Episode 14 in our Learn Beginner Russian Podcast series with Alice Val.

You already know that the pronoun «you» has two words in Russian. One of them is «Вы» (vy) and the other one is «ты» (ty) (listen to Episode 9).

Quite often Russians start communicating, using «Вы» (vy), but then they move to «ты» (ty).

The phrase you need to say to do that is:

Давайте перейдём на «ты» (Duh-vUHy- tye pye-rye- y-dYOm nuh ty).

To learn how it sounds and what it really means listen to this Episode.

One more new word you will hear is «сосед» (suh-sYEt). What is or who is «сосед»? The answer is in Episode 14. Listen to it!

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This is Episode 13 in our Learn Beginner Russian Podcast series with Alice Val.

The Episode is for polite people or for those who deal with polite people :). You will learn how to say «Nice to meet you» in Russian, and how it sounds in Russian.

Here you can see how it is written in Russian:

Очень приятно (OH-chyen’ pree-YAt- nuh).

 

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Dear Listeners,

First of all, we would like to apologize for keeping silent for a long time. We hope you enjoyed your time with Alice during our first episodes. We will be happy if you continue our journey into the world of the Russian language.

This is Episode 12 in our Learn Beginner Russian Podcast series with Alice Val.

In this (a little bit mysterious) Episode you will learn the origin of the Russian phrase «Меня зовут…» (mye-nYA zuh-vOOt), the general meaning of which is «My name is…». You will be surprised how different general and literal meanings can be.

One more word you will hear is «спасибо» (spuh-sEE-bah).

Have a nice time!

 

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This is Episode 11 in our Learn Beginner Russian Podcast series with Alice Val.

Today, you learn that you met your new neighbor on your day off. You’ll also learn a casual way for telling someone what others call you in Russian. Good luck!

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Learn Beginner Russian Podcast: A day off

This is Episode 10 in our Learn Beginner Russian Podcast series with Alice Val.

Everyone needs a day off, which is the main phrase you learn in today’s lesson. Alice also introduces the words for Saturday and Sunday. This is a pretty challenging lesson so do your best and let us know how it goes!

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This is Episode 9 in our Learn Beginner Russian Podcast series with Alice Val.

Alice introduces you to the pronoun ‘you’ today which actually has two words you need to choose from in Russian. This might be a little strange at first for those coming from languages that don’t have social rules regarding how to address someone else, but Alice gives you some great practice!

Remember, you can ask Alice and other Russian speakers questions on Fluentli.com.

By the way, how is your Russian coming along? We’d love to hear about it in the comments!

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This is Episode 8 in our Learn Beginner Russian Podcast series with Alice Val.

How do you usually greet a friend when you see them? You usually ask them how things are. Alice teaches you how to ask and answer this question in today’s lesson.

Remember, you can ask Alice and other Russian speakers questions on Fluentli.com.

By the way, how is your Russian coming along? We’d love to hear about it in the comments!

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