Dinner out together is a great date for you and your Ukrainian sweetie. Want to make the meal go more smoothly? Learn the phrases necessary to order your meal in Russian. In this lesson, we’ll go over a few popular Russian and Ukrainian dishes, as well as drinks and phrases to get your menu, meal and check.
Пойдёмте в ресторан
(Paydyomte v reestaran)
Let’s go to a restaurant.
Что Вы посоветуете?
(Shto vi pasavyetooeetye?)
What do you recommend?
Дайте пожалуйста меню.
(Dayte pazhaloosta menyoo.)
Please give me a menu.
Tip: Remember, many Russian words are nearly the same as their English counterpart. Learn the Cyrillic alphabet, and sounding out words like "menu" is a snap.
Больше ничего не нужно, спасибо.
(Bol'she neecheevo nee noozhna, spaseeba.)
Nothing more, thank you.
Favorite Russian and Ukrainian foods:
Pehlmeni (Russian dumplings)
blini (Russian pancakes)
Favorite Russian and Ukrainian drinks:
Fun Fact: Ukrainians have enjoyed tea since the Silk Road caravans first brought the beverage through their lands.
Fun Fact: According to Ukrainian proverb, coffee should be dark as night and sweet like a woman.
Fun Fact: Kvass is a non-alcoholic fermented beverage made from bread.
Brush up on past lessons by visiting the "Learn Russian" tag on the Russian Love Match blog.