What is the first thing to know before heading to the FIFA World Cup 2018 in Russia? Russian greetings! Is that typical of Russians to say “Hi, how are you?” to a shop assistant? What formal and informal greetings do Russians use? The podcast provides you with the answers to all these questions. You will also learn how to pronounce all the Russian greetings correctly and how to impress with your knowledge even locals!
Russian video lesson to watch:
The newest video lesson is devoted to one of the most pleasant and exciting things in the world – New Year’s Eve! Russian people love the festive season so much that they even have 10 days to enjoy and relax! We’ve already learned some winter vocabulary and how to talk about winter sports in Russian, now it is high time to discuss the symbols of the New Year in Russian!
Russian grammar to learn:
And here is a very common mistake and a significant rule to know. When Russian people want to say “to graduate something” they use a verb ОКОНЧИТЬ instead of another verb which sounds very similar ЗАКОНЧИТЬ. The last one is more equal to FINISH in English, while the first is really close to GRADUATE. To be honest, sometimes Russians themselves say it wrong. But let’s be grammatically correct!